The Prince's Trust in Lancashire

The Princes Trust operates a 12-week full-time course is delivered by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service staff. It is available for young people aged 16-25 years and is aimed at improving their confidence, motivation, and skills.

We regularly run Princes Trust courses in Lancashire, so why not take a look and sign yourself up?

About the programme

Available for both unemployed and employed young people, it includes work experience, careers advice, qualifications, challenging projects, community action, and an action-packed team building week-long residential.

The programme is free and those that are unemployed should continue to receive benefits.

The Team Programme is based in Preston; Burnley; Blackburn; Pendle; Fleetwood; Blackpool; Deepdale; Morecambe and ACCROSS (Accrington and Rossendale College).

Whilst re-building their self-esteem, participants are encouraged to think about their futures; this includes preparing a post-programme development plan.

During the 12-weeks, participants:

  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications (Certificate in Teamwork, Employability and Community skills.

  • Improve Numeracy and Literacy on a personal e-programme.

  • Uncover hidden talents.

  • Improve their motivation and self-confidence.

  • Assume some responsibility and leadership.

  • Develop team working and communication skills.

  • Raise their awareness of their local community and how they can contribute to it.

About the Prince's Trust team programme

How do I apply?

The next course dates are outlined below, so if you’re aged between 16 and 25 and looking for a new challenge or opportunity to develop new skills, please get in contact with your local team via the details shown below.


08 Jan 2024

Pendle – 01282 878227

Blackpool – 01253 401 283

15 Jan 2024

ACCROSS – 01254 356987

Fleetwood – 01253 879 013

Burnley – 01282 502 081

22 Jan 2024

Blackburn – 01254 844524

Preston Deepdale – 01772 795 222

Morecambe – 01524 413 358

06 May 2024

ACCROSS – 01254 356987

Pendle – 01282 878227

Blackburn – 01254 844524

13 May 2024

Preston Central –

Blackpool – 01253 401 283

Burnley – 01282 502 081

20 May 2024

Fleetwood – 01253 879 013

Preston Deepdale – 01772 795 222

Morecambe – 01524 413 358

To contact the team based at Lancashire Fire & Rescue Headquarters, please ring 01772 866898

What happens on the programme

Below, you'll find a breakdown of what happens on the Prince's Trust programme each day/week. This should give you an idea of what a fantastic opportunity it is to broaden your experience.

Day 1: meet new people

Don't worry about turning up on your own - there'll be about 12 people joining and everyone will be in the same situation. It'll be informal and there'll be plenty of activities so you'll soon feel part of things.

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 you get your qualifications. You'll also be planning for a week away.

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. The sort of things you could do include canoeing, climbing, raft building, and much more!

Weeks 3-6: something to talk about

As a team, you'll choose a project to benefit your local community and carry it out. You might be surprised at what you can achieve together. This gives you great experience to talk about in interviews.

Weeks 7-8: Work placements

This is when you can see how the skills you've developed so far can help you in the workplace. It's also a great chance to try a type of work, or a company, and see if you like it.

Week 9: plan for the future

Time to plan your next step after the programme. You'll get help to write a fantastic CV, practice your interview skills, and make 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'll get to test out all the skills you've learned so far.

Week 12: have your say

In your final week, you'll deliver a presentation with your team to an invited audience. This is your chance to show off all the talents you've discovered! This might sound scary now, but in 12 weeks, you'll be surprised how far you've come.