Courses & Workshops

Runway Training Functional Skills Course (Maths)

Who: Young People who are yet to receive Mathematics Level 1 & 2 Qualifications

When: Upon application

Where: Online

What: Runway Training are offering fully funded, functional skills online training courses. This will help you earn a Level 1 and Level 2 qualification in Mathematics, helping in your personal life as well as your professional development. Once you have applied, a tutor will be in touch with further details.

Cost: Free

How to apply: For more information and to apply for a course, click here.

Runway Training Functional Skills Course (English)

Who: Young People who are yet to receive English Level 1 & 2 Qualifications

When: Upon application

Where: Online

What: Runway Training are offering fully funded, functional skills online training courses. This will help you earn a Level 1 and Level 2 qualification in English, helping in your personal life as well as your professional development. Once you have applied, a tutor will be in touch with further details.

Cost: Free

How to apply: For more information and to apply for a course, click here.

RSPCA Animal Action Project for Children in Care

Who: Children aged 5 - 11.

When: TBC

Where: TBC

What: A fun and interactive day where children will learn what animals, especially pets, need to be happy and healthy. This course aims to develop empathy towards animals and inform children how to stay safe. This programme will include games run by experienced RSPCA staff, a talk from an RSPCA Inspector and a tour around an animal centre to understand the work that the RSPCA do and what the consequences of animal cruelty are. This will educate children in a fun and engaging way, to help them experience all the ways we can help pets and ensure positive experiences with animals. 

Cost: Free

How to apply: For information, please contact the VSK Participation team at: VSK_Participation@kent.gov.uk

RBLI Skills Courses

Who: 19+, unemployed and receiving benefits

When: Various dates

Where: RBLI centres across Kent

What: The RBLI offers a wide range of vocational courses designed to help you make a start in different industries, improve your qualifications or even just get ready for employment.  Click on the links for more information: Construction, Customer Service, Warehousing and Storage, Retail, Health and Social Care, Employability Level 1, Gateway to Employment, IT for beginners, IT Level 1 and Functional Skills.

Cost: Free

How to apply: Complete a Referral Form and email it to skills@rbli.co.uk . Find out more at the RBLI website or call 01634 568786.

Interview Skills with Barclays

Who: 16 - 30 Year olds

When: 14th July 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Online, using Microsoft Teams

What: In this workshop with Barclays you will learn the fundamentals of how to give a great answer to an interview question. We will cover how to structure an answer ready for the real thing!

Cost: Free

How to apply: For more information or to apply, contact Jenny - jenny.king@princes-trust.org.uk

How to write a Cover Letter

Who: 16 - 30 year olds

When: 23rd June 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Online, using Microsoft Teams

What: Join The Prince’s Trust’s progression mentor Graham Rowlands to learn about how to write a cover letter. Give employers what they are looking for to help you get to the Interview stage.

Cost: Free

How to apply: To book onto this online workshop email:jenny.king@princes-trust.org.uk 

How to write a Cover Letter

Who: 16 - 30 Year olds

When: 23rd June 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Online, Using Microsoft Teams

What: Writing a cover letter is a skill that can make the difference between you being invited to interview or not. Join Prince’s Trust Mentor, Graham Rowlands, to learn about how to write a cover letter so you can give employers what they are looking for and help you get to the interview stage

Cost: Free

How to apply: To book on to this course, contact Jenny -  jenny.king@princes-trust.org.uk 

How to get into Tech with Skillstruct

Who: 16 - 30 year olds interested in a career in Tech

When: 30th June 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Online, using Microsoft Teams

What: Michael Olatokun (Tech Engineer), founder of Skillstruct and Prince’s Trust Mentor, will be running an online workshop looking at the Tech industry, entry level routes and how to break into this growing industry.

Cost: Free

How to apply: To apply, contact Jenny - jenny.king@princes-trust.org.uk 

Heath Farm School Apprenticeship: Property Maintenance Operative

Who: Young people living in the Ashford area, looking for an entry level apprenticeship in Property Maintenance.

When: Applications are now open

Where: Heath Farm School, Charing Heath

What: An entry level apprenticeship in property maintenance. This is a fantastic opportunity for a young person looking to kick start their career. You will undertake general maintenance duties and risk assessments. Carry out various security checks as well as dealing with deliveries. You will report directly to either the schools head teacher or facilities manager if there is any issues when carrying out the maintenance of the school. You will receive professional support throughout the course of the apprenticeship and learn valuable life skills. You will also earn a wage.

Cost: Apprentices will earn a wage whilst training.

How to apply: To apply, follow this link: https://heathfarmschool.org/careers/jobs/job-details/?job=108504

Heath Farm School Apprenticeship: Apprentice Administrator

Who: Young People living in the Ashford area, looking for an entry level apprenticeship in administration

When: Applications are now open

Where: Heath Farm School, Charing Heath

What: This is a fantastic entry level opportunity for anyone who wishes to have a career in Administration and work towards a Business Administration qualification. You will plan, organise and provide efficient administrative support to the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team at the school. You will become a first point of contact for parents and visitors, developing your personal skills.  Help arrange and set up meetings and support in responding to enquiries through email, telephone and letters. You will receive professional training throughout the course of your apprenticeship and will develop valuable life skills. You will also earn a wage. 

Cost: Apprentices earn a wage whilst training. 

How to apply: For more information, and to apply, follow this link: https://heathfarmschool.org/careers/jobs/job-details/?job=108515

Getting started as a freelancer

Who: 16 - 30 Year olds

When: 8th July 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Online, using Microsoft Teams

What: Filmmaker Tim Butcher joins us to explore what being a freelancer involves; answering questions such as “How do I become a freelancer?”, “What skills do I need?” and “What are the challenges of being a freelancer?”

Cost: Free

How to apply: For more information or to apply, contact Jenny - jenny.king@princes-trust.org.uk

Get started in Spoken Word

Who: 16 - 30 Year olds

When: Taster day 1st July 2020, main programme 6th - 17th July 2020.

Where: Online, using Microsoft Teams

What: Want to learn new skills in Spoken Word? During this programme, you will practice rhyming techniques, using metaphors, building confidence and meeting new people. There is also an opportunity to gain an Arts Award once you’ve finished.

Cost: Free

How to apply: For more information and to apply, contact Carmen – carmen.benavides@princes-trust.org.uk 

Get into the Music Industry

Who: 16 - 30 Year olds interested in getting into the music industry.

When: 24th June 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Online, Using Microsoft Teams

What: In this workshop with The Irene Taylor Trust we will be exploring the different roles available in the Music Industry as well as entry level routes in!

Cost: Free

How to apply: To book on to this course, contact Jenny -  jenny.king@princes-trust.org.uk 

Get into tech with Skillstruct

Who: 16 - 30 Year olds interested in a career within the Tech Industry 

When: 30th June 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Online, using Microsoft Teams

What: Michael Olatokun (Tech Engineer), founder of Skillstruct and Prince’s Trust Mentor, will be running an online workshop looking at the Tech industry, entry level routes and how to break into this growing industry.

Cost: Free

How to apply: To find out more or apply contact Jenny -  jenny.king@princes-trust.org.uk

Get into Spoken Word

Who: 16 - 30 year olds, wanting to develop or learn new skills in Spoken Word

When: Taster session 1st July. Main Programme 6th - 17th July 2020.

Where: Online, using Microsoft Teams

What: Want to learn new skills in Spoken Word? During this programme, you will practice rhyming techniques, using metaphors, building confidence and meeting new people. There is also an opportunity to gain an Arts Award once you’ve finished.

Cost: Free

How to apply: To apply for a place on this course, contact Carmen **– carmen.benavides@princes-trust.org.uk **

Get into Boxing

Who: 16 - 30 year olds, wanting to develop skills in boxing

When: Taster session 18th June 2020. Main Programme 23rd - 26th June 2020

Where: Online, using Microsoft Teams

What: Each day will cover a boxing technique, building up an individual’s skill level. We will also include boxing-related fitness and a non-physical session on basic nutrition or guest speakers from real boxers and coaches. Young people can also look forward to discussions around what it takes to begin a career as a boxer and learning about life skills.

Cost: Free

How to apply: To apply for place on this course, contact David – david.senga.lubendo@princes-trust.org.uk

ESOL Courses Available for Adult Ed

Who: 18+ Care Leavers Service

When: Various dates

Where: Throughout Kent (Excl. Deal, Ashford, Tunbridge Wells)

What: ESOL Courses available for adult education, throughout Kent. For further information and to view specific courses, please click here.

Cost: Free

How to apply: Contact Number – 03000 412222 or https://www.kentadulteducation.co.uk/

Employability Skills with Apple

Who: 16 - 30 Year olds.

When: 2nd July, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Online, using Microsoft Teams

What: Apple, a corporate partner of the Trust, are offering a unique employability session. Areas of discussion will include; how to stand out when telling your story, writing a great CV, networking 101, and interviewing for success.

Cost: Free

How to apply: For more information and to apply, contact Jenny jenny.king@princes-trust.org.uk

CSCS Green Card Course (Croydon)

Who: For people aged 16 - 24 not in education or employment OR receiving JSA or Universal Credit

When: Various dates

Where: Croydon

What: To work in construction you’ll need a CSCS card. Our 5 (short days) programme includes 5 year CSCS ‘Green’ Card, L1 Award in Health & Safety, Warehousing Course and a £30 Amazon Voucher On Achievement.

Cost: Free

How to apply: For more information and to apply call Georgia, on 01273 980244. 

CSCS Card course with ESP

Who: 19+ Year Olds wanting to earn a CSCS Card and get support to find employment

When: Ongoing, Monday - Friday. Full dates and timetables will be available once enrolled.

Where: Online

What: Our 11 day free training programme is delivered by our dedicated and inspiring tutors completely online. We ensure you have all the knowledge you need to not only gain your CSCS card, but also gain employment. On top of that, we book and pay for your test booking and card once you have passed! 
 

Cost: Free

How to apply: To check if you are eligible for this course and to apply contact the booking team on: 01233 632111 or email -jobs@esp-ac.uk

Apprenticeship opportunities

Who: Young People aged 16 and over looking to learn on the job!

When: Various dates

Where: Throughout Kent

What: Gain qualifications, get workplace experience and earn a wage - all at the same time! Kent Training and Apprenticeships offer apprenticeships in a variety of sectors and at a variety of levels with a high level of support.  Click here to see some examples of current apprenticeships in administration, social care, digital media and more in Thanet and the surrounding areas! Click here to view apprenticeship opportunities in Ashford, Tenterden and Maidstone! Click here for useful links for Apprenticeships and School Leaver Schemes.

Cost: Apprentices receive a wage to train

How to apply: Go to the KTA website to find out more about apprenticeships and check out current vacancies.  Ring 0800 731 4297 or email KT&A@kent.gov.uk to get in touch.

7 Traineeship opportunities at NUYU Academy

Who: 16 - 18 Year olds, not in Education, Employment or Training

When: Applications are being accepted and the closing date is 15th July

Where: TBC

What: NUYU Academy are offering 7 traineeship places for 16-18 year olds who are not in Education, Employment or Training. This traineeship will include: Maths, English, Employability Skills and a Work Placement once more businesses open.

Cost: N/A

How to apply: To refer a Young Person, apply or for more information, please contact Justine Brown - justine.brown@nuyuacademy.co.uk