Bath City Football Club’s Twerton Park site will be the home of Bath College’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme this autumn, it has been announced.
The programme is a free 12-week-course for young people who are not in employment, education or training and is designed to help them develop new skills, meet new challenges, and enjoy potentially life-changing experiences.
Team leaders will guide learners through each phase of the programme, which includes a residential, a work placement, challenging community-based projects and an end-of-team presentation to celebrate their achievements.
Each team consists of around 12 young people from various backgrounds and abilities, working together in a friendly and supportive ‘team’ environment to help them achieve their goals.
Participants also have the chance to focus on job search activities and work towards recognised qualifications in Employment, Teamwork & Community Skills, First Aid and Food Hygiene.
Ben Perry, Princes Trust Team Leader for Bath College is proud of the inaugural cohort who completed the course earlier this year.
He said: “All of our 2020/21 learners went into Employment or Education by the end of the course, which is a fantastic achievement.”
Bath City FC General Manager Carole Banwell added: “The football club is the ideal location for the delivery of this superb scheme, based as we are in an area of Bath with below-average education and employment outcomes.
“We want to be more than just a classroom venue, by collaborating with the College and with our community, commercial and sporting partners to create richer and long-lasting opportunities for the students.”
The 12-week course is now open for applications and is free to attend. For more information, visit: https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/princes-trust.