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.


Join one of our Prince’s Trust Team Programmes – it could be the best decision you ever make!

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 your 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 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 the 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 where a team member will be in touch to give you more information and arrange for you to come in for a chat.

Meet Jerome Johnson

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 the local firm Steelite!

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

Meet Edward Buxton

Edward Buxton has been an exemplary learner during his time on the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, going on to achieve success in all key areas that the course is designed for; personal, social and professional development.

Edward was referred to us by Entrust with not a great deal known about his history. However, upon meeting Edward, it quickly became apparent through discussion and visual observation, that he had experienced a difficult time in mainstream education as he came to terms with his own identity.

Upon beginning the programme Ed displayed lots of ability in academic terms, flourishing in both written and verbal tasks. He expressed himself elegantly, which made others sit up and listen. His impact on the other Team members was profound, making others gravitate towards him.

Despite being cautious of others and naturally introverted, Ed became the centre point during day 5 of week 1 when he delivered his first presentation. It was an incredibly open and honest presentation, in which he explained about other areas of his life that the other team members still didn’t know about.

Moving on through the programme Ed maintained his high standard of work and contributions to the learning environment. No task was too big and everyone wanted to work with him during group activities. He formed close friendships with everyone, elevating him in status, which I’m sure would have made him feel incredibly proud considering his previous traumas and mental health barriers.

Ed completed his work experience placement at Cancer Research UK and received incredibly positive feedback. So much so that it inspired Ed to consider looking for and applying for work. Such was his motivation, we found him an apprenticeship vacancy to apply for, which he did instantly and was offered in an interview. This came at the perfect moment during the programme as we were completing CV workshops and mock interviews.

We prepped Ed for his interview and gave him a copy of his work placement reference to take along with him. He went to the interview and in his own words, “aced it!”. No sooner had Ed returned to the Team Room that his phone was ringing with the good news. The Cheese Station offered him the apprenticeship!

4 days a week at work, 1 day a week at College to do level 2 in Customer Service and Level 1 in Cheese Mongering. Ed was absolutely over the moon, which rubbed off on everyone else. Sometimes it’s difficult to turn workshops into reality, but Ed was the perfect example of how you can achieve success and now the others are motivated to achieve the same.

Ed spent 12 weeks on the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, achieving three qualifications at Level 1 and attaining 100% attendance, which is even more impressive when you consider Ed is rather rurally isolated. He lives in Rocester and took public transport to come to the Team Room each and every day. A journey of 1 hour 30 minutes each way! A tremendous effort from a tremendous learner!