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Course Dates

Delivery team Start Date End Date Location Staff Contact
Team 123 - Mike 16.01.17 07.04.17 Sutton Coldfield College Mike – 07967 679624
Team 123A - Charlotte 30.01.17 17.04.17 James Watt College Charlotte - 07545100110
Tracy - 07967999128
Team 124 - Nicky and Nathan 06.03.17 26.05.17 Erdington Police Station Nicky – 07773 786530
Nathan – 07815 884831
Team 125 - Kelly 27.03.17 16.06.17 Digbeth Police Station Kelly – 07775 540185
Team 126 - Fateha 24.04.17 07.07.17 James Watt College Fateha – 07967 264906
Team 127 - Mike 08.05.17 28.07.17 Sutton Coldfield College Mike – 07967 679624

What is stopping you getting on in your life?

Aged 16-25? No qualifications? No experience? Little or no self confidence? Past life experiences?

Do you want to move on and widen your opportunity to become more employable in the future?

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme can help. During a 12 week course at Birmingham Metropolitan College you can change your life and make a difference to others.

What makes Team different?

  • You can develop and implement practical solutions to real situations- not classroom based learning!
  • It will bring together people of different abilities, circumstances and backgrounds.
  • You can contribute directly to your local community.
  • It will lead to nationally recognised qualifications up to level 2 in Prince's Trust Certificate Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills Certificate in Food Safety.
  • You will get the opportunity to create your own development plans and self assessments.

The Team Journey

Throughout the 12 week course you will be supported by your Team Leader who will guide you through the experience. We have 4 different locations where we deliver Team to accommodate you. The 12 weeks will be up to you and you can chose what happens!

The Team is made up of around 12-15 people with a variety of different skills and backgrounds. You will get to meet new friends and share life experiences, which you will be able to take forward into your future.

Why do it?

You can develop and learn new skills such as Communication, Team Leading, Planning and Problem Solving. You will also be given the opportunity to raise your self confidence, self esteem and future aspirations.

12 Weeks - A Quick Overview

Day 1: Meeting New People

It can be hard meeting new people, but everyone will be in the same situation. During the day you will get the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities in an informal environment. By the end of day 1 you really will feel part of things, and will have met new friends.

Week 1: Take Action

During this week you will get the chance to set your own targets, or what you want to achieve with the support of your Team Leader. You will plan and prepare for your team building residential in week 2, and be reminded of all the exciting activities and qualifications you will be able to achieve over the 12 weeks.

Week 2: Residential Week

In week 2 you will spend a week away in a completely new environment. You will be able to challenge yourself and raise your confidence. You will learn new ways to communicate and lead a team, as well as have great fun at the same time. After this week you will be working as part of a strong, bonded team, where you will be able to achieve greater things. You could do rock climbing, raft building and problem solving tasks.

Week 3-6: The Community Project

During this part of the course you will get the chance to choose your own project that will make a real difference to your community. This will give you something different to talk about in an interview, and allow you stand out from the crowd. You will be able to explain how you can plan, fundraise and work as a real team player.

Weeks 7-8: Work Placements

During these 2 weeks you can gain experience in a real work environment. This will be a choice that is yours, and you will be supported by your Team Leader all of the way. This will allow you to try new things, and give you some really useful skills and experiences to put onto your CV.

Week 9: Next Steps

You will spend a full week planning your options for the future. You will get the opportunity to construct an up-to-date CV, learn how to complete application forms, take part in interview workshops, and learn how body language is so important. You should have a clear direction of what you want to do next by the end of the week.

Weeks 10-11: Team Challenge

You will spend 2 weeks to plan, prepare and take part in team challenges. This will allow you to realise your team skills, and be involved in some exciting activities, where you can make a real difference to your community. How about organising a trip for a youth group to a football match at Aston Villa? Or taking a group of disadvantaged children to a Theme Park. The choice is yours!

Week 12: Have Your Say

In your final week, you'll deliver a presentation to your friends and family as well as potential employers, and Prince's Trust staff. This will be your chance to show off the skills you've gained over the last 12 weeks, and explain what you've been up to and what you plan to do in the future.

Contact

Charlotte Montebello
07545 100110

Further Information

Prince's Trust website