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Prince’s Trust The Prince’s Trust Education offer - Achieve Programme

Why this award?

The umbrella programme is The Prince's Trust Achieve programme. On Achieve you will:  

  • Try something different: Have fun and try new activities such as building a robot, kayaking or making a video
  • Get ready for the world of work: Gain a qualification - The Prince’s Trust Award and Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills (SPDE) - valued by colleges and employers, create a stand-out CV, practice for future interviews and explore your skills
  • Gain life skills: Through fun and practical sessions, learn how to manage money, be healthy and stay safe
  • Take part in a community project: Make a difference to your local area by working as a part of a team
  • Run an enterprise project: Experience what it takes to run a business and think about your career options

Other elements of The Prince’s Trust Education Programme include:

Mosaic – 8 week mentoring Programme for BAME Young people or Young People from any underrepresented background. Focuses on tailores support, depending on the needs of the Young People. Examples include, teamwork, confidence, resilience or employability support

Enterprise Challenge – Scotland wide competition teaching Young People Entrepreneurial skills. Very, fun and engaging one day event with winners receiving £400 seed money.

Achieve Project Awards – Young People on our Achieve Programme can receive £300 each, to design and roll out their own social

Who is it for?

Young people aged 11 to 19. Achieve runs in schools and in Prince’s Trust Centres. If you have left school can you still join the programme through a Prince’s Trust Centre.

What time commitment is required?

Achieve runs in schools and Prince’s Trust Centres. The course can be from one or two years, or as little as six weeks – depends on what is right for you and your group.

If you have left school you can still join an Achieve club. Run regularly in Prince’s Trust Centre’s across Scotland, you can find out more information by visiting www.princes-trust.org.uk or calling us free on 0800 842 842.

Is the award externally accredited?

Taking part in the Achieve programme means you can gain a Prince’s Trust Award in Personal Development and Employability (SPDE) qualification at SCQF levels 3, 4 and 5. The award recognises a variety of personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across a range of sectors. It is SQA accredited in Scotland.

Case study: Prince's Trust Achieve - Leith Academy pupils launch milkshake bar

Provider: Prince’s Trust

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Budget: Free

For Ages: 11 - 19

Time to Complete: 15 Hours


  • Sport
  • Volunteering
  • Arts
  • Youth Work
  • Get Outdoors
  • Making friends
  • Enterprise
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills

Type of Involvement:

  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • To build skills and experience
  • SCQF Credit rated
  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate

Meeting Frequency: Weekly


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