Are you 16-25? Not in education, work or training?
Would you like to have fun?
Would you like to develop your Confidence, Teamwork skills and Motivation?
Would you like support to apply for jobs, training, education or voluntary opportunities?
If the answer is YES – then the Prince’s Trust FAIRBRIDGE Programme may be for you!
The Programme starts with:
- A one week ‘Access’ course which involves activities such as Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Caving and Gorge Walking; developing skills such as team work and communication.
- Followed by a range of courses that may include Sexual Health, Volunteering, Life Skills (cooking & budgeting), Food Hygiene, First Aid, Community Projects and Employability skills; with 1:1 support provided throughout the programme.
Your benefits will not be affected; Travel expenses are reimbursed each day with lunch, kit and equipment provided free! We also offer a pickup and drop off service in the first week from Pontypridd train station to our centre in Tonyrefail. There after it will be pick up at Pontypridd train station and drop off at Porth train station only.
Frequently asked questions
Who is this course for?
This course is for young people who really want to change their situation but need some support with the Personal Social and Life skills. You might know where you want to be in the future or have no idea. Either way we may be able to help you with the skills you need and some advice. Maybe there are things in the way and life is complicated and you would appreciate some guidance. If you want new experiences, a chance to grow and try new things then maybe the Fairbridge Programme is for you.
Will I be eligible to attend?
This course is for young people between the ages of 16 (left school) and 25 who are not in any of the following and want to progress into an Education, Training, Employment or volunteering (EETV) outcome.
You must not be in work more than 16 hours a week
You must not be in Education more than 12 hours a week
You must not be working and in education on average more than 14 hours a week
Where is it delivered from?
The majority of our day courses will be delivered from our Tonyrefail office but some activities like the adventurous activity courses will be delivered outdoor or at adventurous activity centres.
What if I find it hard to travel or I am worried about the cost?
We will always do our best to reduce the pressures associated with travelling to our centre. With this in mind we will be providing a pick up service from Pontypridd train station and drop off at Porth train station for every course. We will also refund your travel costs on public transport directly to and from us every day to ensure you’re not out of pocket.
How much does it cost and will I get paid for attending?
Unfortunately we cannot pay you to attend but we do reimburse your travel and it won’t cost you anything to attend. We have a national agreement with the Jobcentre so it shouldn’t affect any of your benefits while you’re with us.
How do I refer?
Making a referral is simple and straightforward. You can contact either of our Fairbridge Programme Executives based in RCT and they will complete a quick enquiry form with you and lead you through the rest of the process.
Interested? Want to find out more? There’s a free taster session on Wednesday, February 8th.
Adam Bowden/Michelle Williams
The Prince’s Trust Cymru
16 Mill Street
T: 01443 808510
M: 07484040047 / 07436582253