Prince’s Trust Team Programme

Are you aged 16-25?

Looking for some direction in life…whether that be on your own self-confidence or to develop skills to help you gain employment? If yes, then we can help you!

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a 12 week self-developmental and employability course. Our aim is to help you enhance your job prospects, build confidence and develop your skills in leadership, teamwork and communication. Whatever your reason for joining us we will work with you to reach your goals.

What can I expect?
The course is 12 weeks of full-time sessions. But we are not like any other college course. We engage in outdoor activities, work experience, helping the community and raising funds to complete a community project and Team Challenge. Throughout the course your input is evidenced into a portfolio and you can gain up to three nationally recognised qualifications including: Prince’s Trust Team Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills qualification from Entry 3 through to Level 2. You can additionally achieve a City & Guilds Certificate in Employability Skills and a National Open College Network Award in Employability Skills at Level 1.
What entry requirements do I need?
There are no entry requirements for this course. You just need to be aged 16 to 25 and be out of education or employment.
What is the fee?
There is no fee for the Prince’s Trust Team programme. All we ask from you is that you bring your commitment and that you enjoy yourself.
Will it affect my benefits?
No, many work coaches refer individuals for our course. Whilst on our course you will continue to receive your benefits. We will send an email to you work coach to let them know that you have signed up for our course and give them updates about your attendance and punctuality.
What benefits will I get?
Apart from 12 weeks of fun you will also get the following:

Free Travel
Free Breakfast (selected locations)
Free activities
Course Date & Location
The course runs from 3 locations across the city; Cauldon Campus, Burslem Campus and Newcastle Team room at Andrew Place. We also run a team from a location over in Burton for those of you that live further afield. The programme runs throughout the year at the various locations. So, depending on where you live or the type of environment you prefer to be in, we have a location and date to suit you.
What happens after the 12 weeks?
During your time on team you will have the opportunity to set yourself goals for what you wish to do following the course. Many previous learners go on to gain employment while some choose to continue their studies through another course in an area of interest or move on to our Traineeships course. Whatever your goal is we will help you to be going in the right direction.

How can I apply?

To apply for this course, you can contact the office direct on 01782 603574 and speak to a team leader direct or you can email PTTstaffs@stokecoll.ac.uk where a team member will be in touch to give you more information and arrange for you to come in for a chat.

Case study

Jerome Johnson was a star student who attended every session on time, with a ‘can-do’ attitude that motivated his peers and provided positive engagement.

During team building, his supportive nature to others shone through and he showed exemplary leadership skills.

Whilst completing the one day project in conjunction with Middleport Matters, Jerome went above and beyond to demonstrate gardening skills and tips to the rest of the cohort.

Jerome has since gone on to secure a job at local firm Steelite!

Jerome Johnson, Princes Trust Programme Learner

I loved every minute of my Prince’s Trust journey. It’s really helped improve my confidence, motivation and self esteem.

Jerome Johnson

Princes Trust Programme Learner