Our Prince's Trust is an award winning and sector leading programme.  The programme offers students the opportunity to improve motivation, qualifications, confidence and existing talents while learning new skills.

The programme will allow participants to improve self-reliance and self-esteem setting targets for the development of interpersonal skills while working in a group to plan and carry out a project. The vocational project will be related to the world of work and gives participants the skills on exit to progress to employment or training.

The Princes' Trust team helps young people to rebuild their self-esteem. The team is a 12-week programme of personal development and training. It aims to re-engage young people, helping them to think about their future and prepare a post-programme development plan.





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The remaining time on the Programme will be a blend of online classes and face to face teaching at the Dumfries Campus, this will be guided by ongoing Government guidelines.  The Programme runs Monday – Thursday.

Entry Requirements

No formal academic qualifications are required.  
Are you 16-29, seeking direction and ideas for your future, we have something to get you going.  The programme is designed specifically for those who are either unemployed, have found education difficult, have had youth justice or criminal justice involvement, are unsure which direction they want to follow or those in care or leaving care.

Additional Entry Requirements

Due to COVID-19, the course will be delivered online and will require reasonable IT skills and a good bandwidth for online lessons.  You'll need to let us know what device you have and if there are any restrictions with it.
If internet or access to a device is going to be an issue, please don’t be put off applying. Contact the college and we will see how we can help.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Due to COVID-19, face to face interviews and information sessions are unable to take place.  Interview questions will be sent to applicants for them to be returned prior to an online interview being arranged.

Course Content

SQA Units in Personal Awareness, Practical Abilities, Self and Work, Influences on Mental Health and Wellbeing, Coping Strategies and Building Resilience, Communications, Dealing with Work Situations, Preparing for Employment, Building Own Employability Skills, Responsibilities of Employment, Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing, Intro to Internet and Online Communications and an Introduction to Food Hygiene.


Learners will be supported by staff throughout the programme and individual action plans will be created.


Learners will also take part in online challenges and tasks to build their team working skills, communication with others and confidence.


Unfortunately due to COVID-19 elements of our programme ie residential, group projects and work placements will be unable to take place at this point.


Assessments will be continuous and ongoing throughout the programme


Students could progress on to one of the college's wide range of programmes across all subject areas. Staff will work with individual learners to create an individual action plan and assist learners to apply for college, further training, volunteering or employment.


Completion of the programme will provide participants with the skills and opportunities in preparation for employment, training and education.

Career Prospects

Each participant will have an individualised learning/development plan to support them in identifying their skills and potential career.

Additional funding information

You may be eligible for Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance) funding for this course.  Please contact a member of the funding team for details.

Selling Points

This is a unique Programme which due to COVID-19 has been redesigned. The Prince’s Trust is an ideal opportunity if you are struggling to decide on a course, are needing to gain qualifications or have been unsuccessful in gaining a place at college.  Prince’s Trust Staff are supportive to help you if you are nervous about education or need support to build up your confidence.