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Skills for Life & Work

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If you would like to develop your personal skills working as part of a team within your local community then this is the course for you. The course will include outdoor pursuits, work placement opportunities and a residential leading towards a final presentation of your achievements.

Through building your confidence and motivation, you will be encouraged to think about your future. This includes working in a team to prepare a post-programme development plan and spending time developing interview and CV skills. We want you to develop your confidence ready for taking your next step.

  • During the 12 weeks team members:
  • Uncover hidden talents
  • Assume some responsibility for tasks
  • Develop team-working and communication skills
  • Gain awareness of their local community and how they can contribute to it
  • Complete voluntary work to give something back to your community
  • Undertake a range of fundraising activities to benefit an organisation in your community
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Gain employability skills by completing a range of challenges in the community
Course details
  • Induction - week 1
  • Residential - week 2
  • Project in the community - weeks 3-6
  • Individual placements - weeks 7-8
  • Next steps - week 9
  • Final team challenge - weeks 10-11
  • Presentation - week 12
Entry guidelines

You need to be aged 16-25 to be eligible to join the Princes Trust team. There are no formal entry guidelines for this course. However, if you are unemployed and not engaged in education then you may benefit from participating on this programme. You can meet new people and gain new skills.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

Details will be discussed when you meet your tutors.

Assessment Method

Throughout the programme students compile a portfolio of evidence of their achievement. Join Team, our 12-week personal development programme, for the chance to gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people. When you come on board, you'll be challenged to:

  • Take on your own group community project, making a positive difference to the place where you live
  • Take part in an action packed residential trip
  • Gain two weeks work experience in something that interests you
  • Develop your English and maths skills
  • As part of the course, we also spend some time developing your interview and CV skills to ensure your confidence is imp[roved for your next step.
  • Additional Information

    Qualifications available: Princes Trust Team Certificate in Employment Team work and Community skills at either entry 3 or level 1 . There are 2 teams running each term: one team is based at Bromborough Fire Station in partnership with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service; the second team is based in Birkenhead at our Conway Park Campus. The course is completely free and wont affect your jobseekers allowance

    Where can I progress to?

    Further Education, Traineeships and Apprenticeships, Employment in various areas or Voluntary work. Nationally more than 70% of unemployed participants go on to jobs, training or education within three months of completing their Princes Trust Team .

    When does this course run?

    • Starts 08th Jan 2018 - Ends 30th Mar 2018 Ref K014J008

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Monday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Friday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
    • Starts 08th Jan 2018 - Ends 30th Mar 2018 Ref K014J007

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Monday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Friday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
    • Starts 15th Jan 2018 - Ends 06th Apr 2018 Ref K014J006

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Monday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Friday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
    • Starts 15th Jan 2018 - Ends 30th Mar 2018 Ref K014J005

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Monday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Friday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
    • Starts 23rd Apr 2018 - Ends 13th Jul 2018 Ref K014J012

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Monday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Friday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
    • Starts 23rd Apr 2018 - Ends 13th Jul 2018 Ref K014J011

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Monday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Friday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
    • Starts 30th Apr 2018 - Ends 20th Jul 2018 Ref K014J010

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Monday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Friday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
    • Starts 30th Apr 2018 - Ends 20th Jul 2018 Ref K014J009

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Monday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station
      Friday 09:00 — 16:00 Bromborough Fire Station

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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