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Perth College UHI: The Prince's Trust - partnered with the YMCA

AddressCrieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX
ContactKaren Downs
Phone Number01739 877609
Agency Brief

New Opportunities offers a range of programmes for young people who may not know what they want to study when they leave school, or may need a little more support to be able to follow their chosen career path. Our aim is to ensure learning is accessible and rewarding as possible for all those who wish to participate at all stages in their lives.

Target Client Group

The Princes Trust is committed to reaching young people aged 16-25, who are hardest to help and who fall into one or more of the following categories:

1- Unemployed, 2- Educational under-achievers, 3- Offenders or Ex-offenders, 4- In or leaving care.

Programmes Offered

The Princes Trust team Programme is a personal development programme offering

work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week at an outdoor activity centre. Normally a Team have around 12-15 members. Each

programme runs 5 days per week over 12 weeks

EligibilityThese programmes run twice per year. Start dates are September and February or October and March) each programme can take up to 15.
ReferralDirect to Perth college/YMCA or contact Karen Downs in the first instance.
OutcomeThe Princes Trust programme involves working towards the Prince's Trust Qualification in Personal Development and Employability Skills. Also, included in the programme is the valuable REHIS food hygiene certificate
ProgressionThese include employment or college

Stages Covered

Stage 1 Referral/Engagement Activity - Examples of this is early engagement activity, identification of client need and development of an action plan.

Stage 2 Barrier Removal - Examples of this is barrier removal activities and confidence building, support to develop core skills such as numeracy and literacy, holistic activities linked to individual needs and employability skills.

Stage 3 Vocational Activity - Examples of this may include job search, work experience, employability skills and accredited pre-employment training for core skills.

To learn more about the different stages, please read our icon Employability Pipeline [360Kb] page.