Prince's Trust Team Programme

The Prince's Trust Team programme is a 12-week personal development training programme of which runs at both our Peterlee Campus and our Houghall Campus in Durham.

If you join Team, you’re in for a treat. You’ll kick start with a residential trip to get to know everyone a bit better.

Later down the line, you’ll also make a difference in your community by taking on your own project. From regenerating a garden to creating a short film to inspire people to make a change, you’ll do everything from planning, fundraising and rolling up your sleeves to get the job done.

There are load of other activities and skills your develop too, please see below for more details.

Team runs several times throughout the year, so please contact us and register your details if you'd like to take part.

Boost your confidence with Team!

If you’re unemployed and aged between 16 and 25, Team will help you to meet new people, gain new practical skills and experience and secure some valuable qualifications. And it won't affect your benefits.

The Team programme is designed to re-engage young people, helping them to think about their futures. Those that take part will become part of a team of about 10-15 other young people and will:

  • Learn the importance of teamwork
  • Meet new people and improve teamwork and communication skills
  • Spend a week at a residential activity centre 
  • Undertake special projects based in the local community 
  • Complete a two-week work placement 
  • Participate in a team challenge involving caring for others 
  • Stage a team presentation
  • Help with your CV and interview skills to help you get ahead

The participants will also be given the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification.

Where Can Your Study on the Team Programme?

Students take part on the Team programme at our Peterlee Campus or our Houghall Campus in Durham.

The College recently underwent a stunning £13.25 million redevelopment, so you can be sure Houghall is an excellent place to study. To see more details on our great facilities at the Houghall Campus, check out Our Facilities section.


FACT: Over 115,000 people have taken part since the programme was launched in 1990.

FACT: In a recent survey 90% of participants felt they could work more effectively with others in a team after completing the programme.

FACT: Three out of four people on Team go on to work or college courses within three months.

Check out the Prince's Trust website to find out about all the amazing work the Trust does.

Contact Us

For more information about our Team Programme, please call Student Services on 0191 375 4710, use LiveChat or contact Nikki Sanderson, our Prince's Trust Team Leader on 0191 375 4746 or 07974 657 770 or email Nikki.