Prince’s Trust Programmes

Published: May 16, 2023


POSTPONED Get Into: Lifeguarding (Taster Day: 18th May, course start date 23rd of May )

We are running an employability programme for young people aged 16 – 30 in partnership with Edinburgh Leisure Centre that gives the opportunity to get into a job as a lifeguard! This 4-week course (starts 23rd of May) will give yp the opportunity to do a work placement in a Leisure Centre in Edinburgh, and to complete a National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification that can be used all over the world!

At the end of the course, young people will have guaranteed interviews with Edinburgh Leisure. There is a fitness criteria for this one so if interested, please reach out and we can have a chat. All transport and food will be covered by us.


Introduction to Explore : Monday 22nd of May (Location: Fet Lor Youth Club, 122 Crewe Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 2NY)

This one-day course is a short taster day for young people aged 16-30 as a taster for. It is suitable for any young person who wants to build their confidence by meeting new people and participating in team building activities. Prince’s Trust staff will be on hand to guide the young people through the day and, if support is needed, can meet the young person and travel to Fet Lor Youth Club as a pair. Lunch and transport covered by us.


POSTPONED Get Started in Sports Coaching : New dates TBC due to industrial action at Edinburgh College (Location: Edinburgh College Granton Campus, 350 West Granton Road, Edinburgh EH5 1QE)

This one-week course is great for young people aged 16-30 who are looking for an opportunity to explore the world of sport. The course will be varied with outdoor activities such as orienteering and indoor work in the gym. There will be a focus on practical activity although plenty of opportunities made for those who prefer observation and reflection. This is a great opportunity for young people who want to gain confidence and develop new skills while exploring the sports sector to see if this is the right industry for them. Lunch and transport covered by us.


Explore for Refugees : 4th– 6th of July (Location: Fet Lor Youth Club, 122 Crewe Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 2NY)

This Explore course will be tailored to refugees aged 16-30 as an opportunity meet new people, grow in confidence, and take part in team building activities. They can practice speaking English with peers and get to know Edinburgh a bit more with support from Prince’s Trust staff. We can organise translators for refugees who require communication support. On the second day of the course, there will be a trip within the community to help develop relationships and explore the local area. Lunch and transport covered by us.


Get Into Retail with M&S : 3rd – 28th July (Taster day w/b 19th July)

During this four-week employability course, young people aged 16-30 will gain a wide range of experiences within M&S stores as well as support from M&S staff to help them potentially secure a job in retail. After a successful Taster Day, our main programme will offer you 4 weeks of work experience and training, and the chance to gain a 12-week paid contract with M&S. There are opportunities to work in M&S stores on Princes Street in Edinburgh, at The Gyle Shopping Centre, and in Livingston. Young people will have 6 months post-programme support from Prince’s Trust staff. Transport is covered by us and uniform provided.

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