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The Prince’s Trust Team Programme - Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills

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The Prince’s Trust Team Programme - Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community SkillsAvailable for applications
Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 1
Level Level 2
Start Date 16th January 2023, 2nd May 2023
Duration 12 weeks
Mode of Study Short course
Awarding Body The Prince's Trust
Offering Code CTL1PRI1
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential Yes
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement Yes
Course Overview

Aimed at people aged between 16 and 25, the qualification is free and will not affect your Jobseeker's Allowance. It aims to:

  • Allow learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment
  • Prepare learners for further education programmes, apprenticeships and other work-based learning
  • Provide valuable work experience
  • Provide learners with opportunities to develop their English and mathematics skills
What you will Study

Day 1: Meet new people

Don’t worry about turning up on your own – there’ll be about 12 people joining and everyone will be in the same situation. It’ll be informal and there’ll be plenty of activities so you’ll soon feel part of things.

Week 1: Take action

Over this week, you’ll start planning for the weeks ahead – setting out what you want to achieve and finding out how to get your qualifications. You’ll also be planning for a week away.

Week 2: New experiences

You’ll spend this week away on residential, trying new things and learning how to work with others. This gives you a chance to break away from your current situation. The sort of things you could do include canoeing, climbing, raft-building and much more!

Weeks 3-6: Something to talk about

As a Team, you’ll decide on a project to benefit your local community and carry it out. You might be surprised at what you can achieve together. This gives you great experience to talk about at interviews.

Weeks 7-8: Work placements

This is the time to see how the skills you’ve developed so far can help you in the workplace. It’s also a great chance to try out a type of work, or company, to see if you like it.

Week 9: Plan for the future

Time to plan your next steps after the programme. You’ll get help to write a fantastic CV, practise your interview skills and make applications.

Weeks 10-11: Meet the challenge

You and your Team will take on a challenge to help others in the community. This is when you get to test out all the skills you’ll have worked on so far.

Week 12: Have your say

In your final week, you’ll deliver a presentation with your Team to an invited audience. This is your chance to show off the talents you’ve discovered! This may sound scary now, but after 12 weeks on Team you’ll be surprised at how far you’ve come.

How you will Learn Participants learn in a range of ways and experiences and monitor their own progress through a personal development log.
How you will be Assessed Students will build a Prince's Trust portfolio of evidence based on their new experiences as they progress through the 12 week course.
Entry Requirements N/A – informal interview with Prince’s Trust Team Leader and attendance at Taster Day.
Attendance Expectations

Every day (Monday to Friday) for 12 weeks.

This is part of a full-time study programme. It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time study programme subject to sufficient interest. For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

Attendance - Please note As a student on the Prince's Trust Team Programme, you will be expected to attend all classes as specified on your timetable.
Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-25. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304

Further Study This programme is designed to encourage participants into further study in an academic or vocational area that interests them or to enter employment.
Career Opportunities The Team Programme provides participants with added confidence, increased interpersonal skills and a nationally recognised qualification. In many cases young people progress into mainstream college courses or employment.
How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact: Selina Wainwright on 07784360058 or by email or

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Course Groups (W) Employability Skills
Course Groups (W) Basic Skills
Subject Area (W) Prince’s Trust
Client Group (W) 14-16
Client Group (W) 16-18
Search Ref (W) 59146
Website Ref (W) CWXIA6FNBE
Information last amended: 28 November 2022 11:05

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