Prince's Trust
Faculty of Foundation Studies
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Foundation Studies Level 1 Guildhall Centre, Exeter or at our Exmouth Centre 12 weeks

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Prince’s Trust TEAM is a personal development course for 16-25 year olds that will boost your confidence and help you plan for your future. It is ideal for anyone looking to move into employment or hoping to move onto further courses. You will attend an action packed residential and be involved in local environmental and client-based projects, work placements and fundraising events. You will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community, while gaining valuable skills and experience.

You can achieve a Prince's Trust Level 1 Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills, a completion certificate and an up to date CV. Completing the qualification is 100% portfolio based. You will learn through group work, presentations, outdoor activities, problem solving and discussions.

What topics will I study?

You will study the following units:

  • Planning for personal development
  • Teamwork
  • Community project
  • Supporting others in the community
  • Work experience
  • Career planning
  • Presentation skills

What experiences will I get?

You will attend a one week residential on Dartmoor, participate in a three week community project, a two week work placement and much more.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is subject to interview, there are no formal entry requirements. You will need to show at interview that you are motivated and willing to work in all weathers. 

This further education course is free for all 16-25 year olds who have been resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. Please note, if you are aged 19 years or above, participation in TEAM will not affect your receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or equivalent benefits. 

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses. However if you are an ESOL learner arrangements can be made for you to attend those sessions.

What facilities are there?

There is a learning centre and refectory in the nearby Victoria House building. Also there is a disabled toliet available.

What can the course lead on to?

The course can lead onto a number of opportunities including continued education, volunteering work, and full or part-time work. This is a nationally recognised programme and qualification that employers value.

Are there any additional costs?

None specified. with the Prince's Trust programme travel is reinbursed. A bursary is available for those that may need it.

What do our students think?

If I didn't get on this course I don't think I would have taken my Lifeguards course and be where I am now. Thanks a lot!"

I've enjoyed this course very much, my confidence has been improved brilliantly."

It's been a really good experience."


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Recent feedback from St Thomas Allotments Association about Princes Trust students who refurbished the community hut :
"We were really impressed with what they - and their Tutors - have achieved....Goodness me, they have all come a long way in such a short time and their confident, positive outlook and their (realistic) hopes for their own futures was really quite heart-warming.  We were able to really see a marked change from when they came to Guys & Hylton allotments to paint the Veg Box community room at the start of their course.  I guess they were just on the first stage then of finding their feet and were clearly quite shy and lacking in confidence - and, of course, they were sorting out their pecking order prior to your team-building work! ....this is such a great tribute to the work you've both done with this unusually young group and it's clearly going to be life-changing for them."

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