South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and South Yorkshire Police has again teamed up with the Prince’s Trust and Barnsley College to deliver its award-winning 12-week TEAM programme. The course is open to 16 – 25 year olds, and recruits are being sought for the next course.
So far, 19 programmes have been delivered across Barnsley, Dearne and Sheffield, helping to transform over 200 young people’s lives. Also, in this period, the partnership has undertaken nineteen community projects, three of which won the coveted Prince’s Trust Community impact award for Yorkshire and Humberside.
The Prince’s Trust Team programme is based in Dearne Fire Station, Barnsley (Broadway) and Sheffield (Parkway) Fire Station, the young people will get involved in team building activities, a week-long residential trip away to the Peak District, a community project and two weeks of work experience during the course.
They will also get advice on employability, as well as gaining nationally recognised qualifications including:
- Level 2 HABC Food Hygiene
- Level 2 HABC First Aid at Work
- IoSH Working Safely
- Prince’s Trust Qualification in Employment, Teamwork and Community.
Add to this enrichment sessions on
- Dementia awareness
- Drug awareness
- Internet security
- Drive for life
- Nourishment and nutrition
- Sexual health
The end of every programme is celebrated with a final presentation in the Town Hall that each programme is tied to. Barnsley and Rotherham are presently used by the programme.
The young people can then present themselves and show their family and friends the journey they have been on and how far they have come.
Here is a link to the Prince’s Trust website which outlines each week on the programme –