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Foundation Learning

Prince’s Trust

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

There are various start dates throughout the year. The next start date is January 2024. The course will run for 12 weeks.

Entry requirements

You must be aged between 16-24 years old.

You will achieve

A nationally recognised qualification.

Course overview

Barnsley College and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have teamed up with the Prince’s Trust to deliver the Team programme, a 12-week personal development programme offering a residential in the Peak District, a community project, practical work experience and practical support from local employers to ensure you stand out throughout your job search.

All of this is delivered from the purpose-built Prince’s Trust Team Room at Barnsley Fire Station.

Alongside the Prince’s Trust Qualification, you will have the opportunity to gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Food Safety in Catering
    Level 2 Health and Safety
    A practical First Aid award

You will also get to meet the South Yorkshire Fire Crews and South Yorkshire Police and learn about their jobs, plus many other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

For more information, email princestrust@syfire.gov.uk and one of our team will contact you or visit the Prince’s Trust website.

Course content

So what’s involved?

Day 1: Meet new people
Don’t worry about turning up on your own – there’ll be about 15 people joining and everyone will be in the same situation. It’ll be informal and there are plenty of activities so you’ll soon feel part of the group.

Week 1: Take action
Over this week, you’ll start planning for the weeks ahead – setting out what you want to achieve and finding out how to get your qualifications.

Week 2: New experiences
You’ll spend this week away – trying new things and learning how to work with others. This gives you a chance to break away from your current situation – trying canoeing, climbing, raft-building and much more.

Weeks 3-6: Something to talk about
As a Team, you’ll decide on a project to benefit your local community and carry it out. This gives you great experience to talk about at interviews.

Weeks 7-8: Work placements
This is the time to see how the skills you’ve developed so far can help you in the workplace. It’s also a great chance to try out a type of work, or company, to see whether you like it.

Week 9: Plan for the future
You’ll get help to write a fantastic CV, practice your interview skills and write applications.

Weeks 10-11: Meet the challenge
You and your Team will take on a challenge to help others in the community. This is when you get to test out all the skills you’ve developed.

Week 12: Have your say
In your final week, you’ll deliver a presentation – giving you the chance to show off the talents you’ve discovered! This may sound scary now, but after 12 weeks you’ll be surprised at how far you’ve come.


There is no assessment, just attendance.

All equipment and resources will be provided.

Whilst there is no direct progression, successful candidates have the skills and confidence to apply for work or study.

How much does the course cost?

This course is free.

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Prince’s Trust

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