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Prince's Trust ~ Courses available in Thames Valley

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


Enterprise- 18-30s (online)

Got a business idea? Join our 4-day online Explore Enterprise training course and upon completion, get a year’s Business mentor support to help grow and develop your business idea, and launch as a Prince’s Trust Supported Business. Small grant funding is available to support you to test trade your business idea, and we will support you to explore a Business loan.

Information Sessions: Every 6 weeks online. Sign up for the next available one!


Get Into Retail with M&S- 16-30s (face to face)

Our Marks and Start programme is back! This 4-week course for unemployed young people is made up with a mixture of training sessions and work experience at Reading, Newbury and Bracknell M&S stores. Travel will be reimbursed and participating will not affect your benefits. Paid roles (16 hours a week, 3 month contracts) are available for participants who successfully complete the programme and interview.

Taster Day: 16th June
Programme: 27th June-22nd July



Get Started with Games Design- 16-30s (online)

Working with, this 5-day online programme for those not in education or employment will introduce you to the world of Games Design. You will design and pitch your own game, working alongside industry professionals and giving you the chance to win IT hardware from HP! You will also receive 1:1 support to help you reflect on your skills, and set and achieve goals. Participants will also receive up to 6 months mentor support to help support them into a positive outcome. Participants will need access to a PC or laptop, so please chat to us if this is not possible.

Taster Day: 21st June

Programme 27th June-1st July

Reunion session to follow


Development Awards- 16-25s (online)

Unemployed with a financial barrier to a training, education or employment outcome? Our cash grants of up to £500 could help a young person achieve their goals! Contact us to request an assessment with our Development Award Lead who will chat to the young person about their goals, the financial barriers they are facing, and look at how the Trust can help. Applications can take up to 8 weeks and the average Award given is £160.


Google IT Support Certificate (18-30)

This FREE virtual Prince’s Trust programme with and INCO Academy gives you the opportunity to gain the Google IT Support Certificate on Coursera, as well as receiving support into employment within the IT sector. The programme involves regular group training sessions and time for self-led learning to enable you to gain this qualification within 3 months.  
Information Days:  Tuesday 7th or Thursday 9th June
How to sign up:  Get Into Digital Careers Course June 2022 | Prince's Trust (


More programmes are advertised on our website throughout the month so please keep an eye out for upcoming opportunities:



Who to contact

0800 842 842
Parent Organisation
The Prince's Trust

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.