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The Prince's Trust Team Programme (Level 1)

This is a 12 week, full-time, personal development programme for young people aged 16-25 years old.

It will give you:

  • a better chance of moving into a job, education or training
  • an opportunity to use your skills and gain new ones
  • a nationally recognised qualification
  • help with job-hunting and writing your CV
  • the chance to make a difference in your community

Most importantly the programme will give a big boost to your confidence and a real sense of achievement!

For further information download the Programme Leaflet here.  

Entry requirements

It is desirable but not essential that you have  Entry 3 / Level 1 in Literacy and Numeracy.

Course content

What will I study on this course? Amongst other things you will:

  • be part of a team of people working together for 12 weeks
  • take on community projects of your choosing
  • take part in an exciting, action-packed residential week
  • get two weeks' work experience in a field you are interested in

You will study the following:

  • Career Planning
  • Community Project
  • Planning for Personal Development
  • Presentation Skills
  • Supporting Other People in the Community
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Work Experience

Assessment methods

100% coursework-based.


Prince’s Trust Level 1 Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills

Further study and career options

Following completion of this course you can progress to a Level 2 study programme, traineeship or apprenticeship (depending on existing GCSE grades).

Additional information

You will also be involved with:

  • Outward bound residential
  • Two week work placement
  • Employer visits and trips
  • Community Project
  • Team challenge

If you are aged 16–25 the course is free and will not affect your Jobseeker's Allowance.

Various non-academic certificates will be made available for those who pass each unit and activity.

Dates of forthcoming intakes. 

Team 8                 28 September 2020 to 18 December 2020

Team 9                 1 February 2021 to 23 April 2021

Team 10               10 May 2021 to 30 July 2021

Course Information & How to Apply

Please contact Mark Williams on 07494 288919 or email

LengthStart DateLocationCourse Code
12 weeks 01/02/2021 Bedford Learning Centre TAP160S4

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.