Get Started

Are you up for a challenge and looking to get your life back on track?

Get Started is a short and inspiring course that can help you move forward with your life and have a go at fun activities. Watch the film below to find out more.

Is it for me?

Get Started is for UK residents aged 16-25 who are unemployed.

What happens on the course?

You’ll take part in lots of activities run by experts, and work towards a fun group challenge.

The Prince’s Trust also gives you the chance to get one to one support to help you think about what you want to do after the course finishes.

At the end of the course there’ll be an event to celebrate your achievements. It’s a great way to finish the course, and you’ll be able to invite family and friends to join in with you!

The Get Started programme has been brilliant and exactly what I needed. I would definitely recommend it to others. It has been a life changing experience.What are the activities?

Each course focuses on a theme such as sports, arts, music, science and technology. For example football, cooking and fashion are some of our most popular courses.

The activities are specific to each theme, and will help you improve your skills, or try something new.

Click one of the links on the right to see what’s running in your region, and find out more about what to expect.

What's in it for me?

  • Training from qualified, professional experts
  • The chance to develop new skills, confidence and motivation
  • You’ll gain a certificates, and you may get a qualification
  • Opportunities to make new friends.
  • Get help and support after the course is over.

How much does it cost?

It costs you absolutely nothing.

We provide you with lunch and drinks throughout the day. We also cover your travel expenses.

What do I need to know to take the course?

Nothing. You will meet our staff before the course starts and can ask questions - so you can decide whether it’s right for you.

What happens after the course?

There’ll be a group reunion after the course finishes to help you think about your next steps.

The Prince’s Trust will also offer you the option to receive ongoing support to help you move on to something positive for you, and help you achieve your goals.

How to apply

Call 0800 842 842 or find a course in your region (see links on the right-hand side) and send us an email.

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Find a Get Started course near you

You can speak to a Prince's Trust advisor by ringing our freephone number
0800 842 842
(Free from landlines only)

Type in your postcode or the town where you live in the box below.


Get Started in your region

Click below for details of Get Started courses in your region: