Prince’s Trust Team programme with Inspire Suffolk

Prince’s Trust Team programme with Inspire Suffolk

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Jan, 2021
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • Course Code: 144580 / 144582
  • Entry Requirements

    No formal qualifications are required for to take part in Team programme

    Course Overview

    The Prince’s Trust Team programme is run by local charity Inspire Suffolk in partnership with Suffolk New College. Taking place over 12 weeks, the programme is made up of various activities that are designed to increase your self-confidence, motivation and self-esteem, which all play a key part in helping you to find positive sustainable outcomes in work or education.

    On this course you’ll go away on a residential activity trip, complete work experience in an area you are interested in, plan and complete a community project as well as gaining a Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills. This certificate can be completed at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2.

    The programme runs from Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays) and a normal day on Team runs from 9:30 – 3:30pm.

    Start date: Various programme dates throughout the year.

    Course Highlights

    Week 1: Take action

    In your first week, you’ll start planning for the programme ahead – setting out what you want to achieve on Team and finding out how you will get your qualification. You’ll also be planning for a 4-day residential experience.

    Week 2: New Experiences

    You’ll spend this week away – 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 a 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 whether 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, practice 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.

    Next Steps

    Over 75% of our young people go onto a positive next step once completing the programme. The aim is for you to build confidence, skills and find a next step in training, employment, education or volunteering.

    Tuition Costs

    Team programme is free and will not affect your Universal Credit, PIP or ESA.