Prosiect VAL Project

Ymddiriedolaeth Y Tywysog | Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust Achieve programme is delivered by Kate Buirski and Robert Hill in conjunction with Princes Trust in Wales at The Venture. The Achieve programme provides an opportunity for young people to experience new activities, learn new skills, develop their confidence and gain a recognised Prince's Trust qualification over the period of one or two years.

 As part of the programme the students explore the following:

  • Personal and social development - by working in small groups they are able to develop friendships and learn to work as part of a team.

  • Life skills - through fun and interactive sessions they learn how to manage money, be healthy and stay safe.

  • Active citizenship - students work as part of a team to make a difference in their local community.

  • Enterprise project - This is a Dragons' Den style challenge where students put their entrepreneurial skills to the test to fundraise for a local charity or group. 

  • Preparation for work – the Career planning unit helps students to create their own CV, as well as the opportunity to prepare and practice for future interviews and explore their skills and talents.

The course aims to work with young people that are at risk of exclusion or are in need of support in order to help them re-engage and take ownership of their own learning. The Achieve programme has an informal approach to learning, providing young people with the space and attention they need to develop confidence and help them to prepare for their future.

 

Over the past two years the current group have organised and run a charity carwash, built a treehouse for the local community and all gained the units required to be awarded either a Level 1 Certificate or Award in Personal Development and Employability Skills.