Prince's Trust ~ Courses available in Thames Valley

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The Prince’s Trust in Thames Valley has lots of exciting programmes coming up for young people aged 16 to 30 .


If you would like to refer a young person for a programme*, you can either call our Customer Services team on 0800 842 842 or by completing the form through the following link: Refer a Young Person


Get Started with Games Design- 16-30s

Interested in online gaming and finding out more about opportunities in the industry? This FREE online course could be for you! You will work with industry professionals to design your own game and find out more about how to pursue your games design goals.
Please note- a laptop or desktop computer is required to access this programme.  

When: 3rd-7th July with a Taster Day on the 28th June

Where: Virtual
Refer a Young Person







Development Awards- 16-30s

Our Development Awards can cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment to the value of approximately £160 in order to help young people anywhere achieve their goals and move into education, training or employment. For more information, visit our website here or get in touch

When: contact us whenever! Applications can take 6-8 weeks but we will do our best to speed through an application if you need us to!

Where: Virtual
Refer a Young Person


Enterprise- 18-30s

Our four-day online programme for young people who are looking to start their business. Receive 1-1 support from our experienced mentors who will support you with turning your business idea into a reality.

When: courses are run regularly, enquire to sign up for the next available Info Sessions 7th June and 28th June.

Where: Virtual with some face-to-face networking and mentoring
Refer a Young Person


Steps Into Health & Social Care – 18-30

This tailored and flexible programme is for work-ready candidates wanting to learn about the Health & Social Care sector, roles available, and support accessing them. This style of course will be perfect for candidates who are work ready and might be unable to commit to a full day or week(s) course due to other commitments such as childcare, work, or education. Perhaps they just need some interview help or want to know more about what financial help we offer to support them into their new H&SC job. After registering, interested candidates will go through our initial assessment and then be invited a 2-hour ‘Access’ session where they will learn about the sector, partners we work with, roles available, the skills and employability sessions they can sign up to, and monthly recruitment events with employers and their live vacancies.

When:  We run 2 ‘Access’ sessions each month

Where: Virtual via Teams

How: You can view more information and sign up using this link


Health and Social Care 101 Webinar (for ages 16-30)
Join this webinar to find out more about the health and social care sector! Find out about all the career opportunities available and hear from a guest speaker working in the sector.
When: we run two webinars a month, please find the dates for these in the link below.
Location: Zoom
How to sign up: please register via the following link:


Mentoring in Health and Social Care Information Session

Find out more about how a mentor can help if you are looking for a job in health and social care. Also, you will hear about the many roles that are available in the sector and the opportunities available to you being a part of The Princes Trust!
How: Contact Steph O’Callaghan 07971088043


Support to sustain 16-30-Year-Olds in their Health & Social Care Roles 

Are you a young person aged 16-30 that has just secured a job in the H&SC sector (or do you know one?). 

The Prince’s Trust can help support you to sustain your role by offering: 

  • Financial awards, to help with travel costs, uniform etc.  
  • Mentoring, to help with goal setting, confidence, and support with your career pathway 
  • Mental health support through our partnership with MYNDUP 

This support is only available if you have been offered a role but have not yet started in post.

Please get in touch by registering here: Health & Social Care | The Prince's Trust | New Starter Support ( 


Check out the following page on our website to see more courses available across the South: Opportunities Near Me | Help For Young People | The Prince's Trust (

If you know of a young person who might be interested, you can contact our Customer Services Team on 0800 842 842.

Who to contact

0800 842 842 0800 842 842
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The Prince's Trust


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