Prince's Trust Team Programme
This life-changing course will build your confidence, your skills and help you find your direction so you can progress onto work, training or education. The course is free and you can still claim benefits and JSA when youre on the programme. You'll get work experience, meet new people, learn practical skills and finish with a nationally-recognised qualification. Some of the young people on our course have even won national awards for their commitment and contribution during the course.
During the 12 week programme you will:
- Get to know the other people in your team and take part in activities together to develop your confidence and gain valuable skills such as team building, communicating and problem solving.
- Go away for a one-week residential where you'll work together to complete a range of challenging but enjoyable tasks.
- Work on a project in the local community. You and the team will choose the project, organise fund raising and deliver the work needed to complete the task.
- Gain work experience in a field you're interested in - we'll help you set this up.
- Get help writing your cv, applying for jobs and practising interview techniques.
- Take part in a team challenge doing fundraising and support for a local organisation. There will also be a presentation and awards evening at the end of the course that you and the team will plan and host.
Where the course runs
The course runs in Merton, Sutton, Tooting and Wandsworth. Please let us know your preferred location in the personal statement section of the application form.
You'll agree a behaviour contract at the start of the course and talk about your hopes for your future. You must attend all sessions. At the end of the course you'll review your progress with our teachers and youth workers.
You must be 16-25 to take part in this course. You cannot be in work or on any other training or education programme.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
This course is a great platform to start planning for your future and many of our graduates go onto employment or a course straight away. We'll help you figure out what option is best for you - and how you can make this happen.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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May 2017Merton, Sutton, Tooting or WandsworthWhere and whenLocation:Merton, Sutton, Tooting or WandsworthDuration:12 weeksDays:WeekdayCode:PR00111BT/MD16Where and whenLocation:Merton, Sutton, Tooting or WandsworthDuration:12 weeksDays:WeekdayCode:PR00111BR/MD17Where and whenLocation:Merton, Sutton, Tooting or WandsworthDuration:12 weeksDays:WeekdayCode:PR00111BS/MD17
Fee reductions for adult short courses
Cost of course by campus Students who are: Wandsworth Tooting Merton Receiving income-based benefits £37* £37* 50% discount** Aged 60 or over
- For courses costing £53 or over you'll receive 30% off
- For courses costing less than £53, the fee will be reduced to £37*
* There is no reduction for courses costing less than £37
** Non-accredited courses only (courses that don't lead to a certificate or qualification)
How to apply for reduced fees
Come to Student Services at any of our campuses with payment and proof of your age or benefit status.
Accepted proof of age:
- Driving license
Accepted proof of benefits:
- A benefits letter dated from the last two months
There are no discounts available for any of our CELTA courses. To find out more about CELTA email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You might be able to get a discount on some courses if:
- You are 60+ years of age. You may have to pay for materials on some courses
If you're on income-based benefit. It's usually £37 each term. You may have to pay for materials on some courses. There is no College registration fee for leisure courses.
Please bring proof of your benefit status that is less than two months old when you enrol.
You don't have to pay tuition or exam costs but you may have to pay for materials on some courses.
Please note that if you're applying for a reduced fee, your benefit evidence needs to be no older than two months.
Aged 19 or older not on benefits
You will have to pay tuition and exam costs and you may have to pay for materials on some courses.
Aged 19 or older on 'Active Benefits' eg Jobseekers Allowance
You don't have to pay tuition or exam costs but you may have to pay for materials on some courses. Please note that JSA signing on books are not accepted as proof of benefits for a reduced fee.
Aged 19 or older on other benefits eg income support
You may get a discount depending on the type or level of education you've done already. You may have to pay for materials on some courses.
New government funding for 24 and older!!
If you are taking a Level 3 or 4 course, you may be able to get a government loan to cover your course. Find out more here.
There is a College registration fee of £30 but only if you are on a qualification course that is not 'full cost'. You don't pay it if you're 18 or younger or on Active Benefits.
For CELTA courses
Apply for CELTA courses using the application form here. If you're applying for the CELTA taster day you'll need to follow the steps below to enrol.
For courses not leading to a qualification
You can enrol anytime between now and the start of your course using our enrolment form.
In person: Bring your completed form to any of our centres Monday to Thursday: 8.45am-7.00pm (10-4 during College holidays) Friday: 8.45am-4.00pm or Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm with:
- Evidence of benefits or age(if you are applying for a reduced fee)
- Payment (cash, cheque, credit or debit card)
By post (only if paying full fee): Send the enrolment form with a cheque or the credit card information completed to:
College Enquiry Unit, South Thames College, Merton Campus, FREEPOST CN2701, London Road, Morden Surrey, SM4 5QX
Please do not send cash in the post. Cheques should be made payable to: South Thames College Corporation. Please note we don't accept Electron or American Express cards.
By phone (only if paying full fee): Call us Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm on 020 8918 7777 with your credit or debit card to hand. You will soon be able to pay online too.
Advanced Learner Loan
If you're 19 or older at the start of this course and you've lived in the UK for 3 or more years, you could get a loan to help with your tuition fees. It's not means-tested, and you won't need to pay it back until you've finished your course and earn over £21,000 a year.
If you get an Advanced Learner Loan to study an Access course then go on to complete a HE course, your loan repayments will be wiped off.
The amount you'll receive depends on the course and tuition fees. The minimum is £300.
How to apply
You can apply for this loan once you've got a place on the course. After you've accepted your place we'll send you a learning and funding information letter which you need to complete your loan application. You can do this online on the gov.uk website.
For full details about the loan and eligibility, see the UK government website.