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Information for Schools

The Achieve programme in a Prince’s Trust centre supports 13 to 16 year olds to develop the skills and confidence they need to engage and succeed in education through relevant, engaging and informal learning in our Prince’s Trust centres.

We support young people to improve their attainment, attendance, personal and social skills and engagement with education. Achieve is a flexible programme which can respond to the needs of young people. The programme can be delivered in one of the Prince’s Trust’s 18 centres across the UK.

The Achieve programme can help young people to:

  • Develop valuable personal and social skills that underpin success in education
  • Take responsibility for their attendance and behaviour
  • Meet positive role models and access opportunities to set their own goals, in support of developing a positive attitude to learning
  • Take part in engaging activity, using residential trips, one-to-one meetings and adventurous activity to encourage learning
  • Access a relevant Prince’s Trust qualification in Personal Development and Employability Skills

The Achieve programme is designed to help young people reengage with education through a combination of engaging group activities and one to one support. The programme works like this:

  • Each young person has a personalised induction period. During this period, we work collaboratively with referrers to determine what the outcome of the programme should be for each young person.
  • A fun and engaging induction period helps to get young people feeling comfortable and committed to the programme, and ready to participate fully.
  • After the induction period, a young person will begin a clearly structured programme that is run by our specialist staff over ten weeks, with scheduled programme days
  • In weeks 7 to 10, we will work with young people and their education providers to establish a reengagement plan that is appropriate for each young person and help them make the transition back into an appropriate education setting.

Achieve Programme Video


  • Excluded young people
  • Learner at risk of exclusion
  • Poor attendees
  • Young offenders

Group Size

Minimum group size: 10

Maximum group size: 12


Who to contact

Contact Name
Colin Jeffrey
Parent Organisation
Princes Trust

Where to go

The Princes Trust
West Fifteen
Whickham View
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE15 6UN

Time / Date Details

Session Information
12 Group Activity days and one to one support delivered over 10 weeks

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£500 - individual Per term
£5000 - group Per term


Referral required?
Referral Details

The Achieve programme can also be delivered through an in school "Club" over the course of one or more academic years. For more information please visit our website

Access or Eligibility

Young people aged 13-16 who are at risk of being educational underachievers. This is defined as a young person:

  • being unlikely to achieve 5 GCSEs at A* - C including English and Maths OR English or Maths at A* - C grade;1
  • being unlikely to achieve 5 National Fives including English and Maths OR English or Maths

National Fives Eligibility is indicated by issues with:

  1. Attendance
  2. Engagement with education (behaviour and attitude to learning)
  3. Personal and social skills (character)

Schools and organisations wishing to refer must have an active contract with the Prince's Trust which sets the terms of the partnership to best support young people and work towards agreed outcomes. 

Last updated: 11/07/2018
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