The Prince’s Trust Achieve programme is uniquely designed to support young people to progress into a positive future.
With flexible delivery methods and curriculum content, the programme is ideally suited to meet the needs and interests of young people, building confidence, self-esteem and core skills to prepare them for life beyond school.
The programme will tackle the dual challenges of youth disengagement and lack of employability skills by using a flexible delivery method and wide-ranging, relevant curriculum centred around project-based learning.
Depending on the needs, challenges and backgrounds of the young people, the programme seeks to have a positive impact on four challenges that young people may be facing at school:
- Attainment: young people predicted to achieve lower than 5 GCSEs with grades A*-C (or Scottish equivalent)
- Attendance: young people with an attendance rate lower than 90%, or are choosing to miss lessons
- Engagement: young person has behavioural issues that could lead to risk of exclusion or hindering their progress in education
- Resilience: young people are lacking the soft skills, attitudes or appropriate personal and social networks to engage in education
The Prince’s Trust qualifications in Personal Development and Employability Skills recognise a breadth of personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across a range of sectors. They have been developed with the aim of progressing learners into further education and/or employment and are available for use with pre and post 16 learners:
They give learners the opportunity to:
- Develop their own personal growth and engagement in, and through, learning
- Engage in learning that is relevant to them and support their development of personal skills and attributes that are essential for working life and employment
- Prepare themselves for progression into further education programmes, apprenticeships or other work based learning
- Develop their English and mathematics skills