Premier League Works & Traineeships
Premier League Works uses the power of football clubs and the Premier League to positively engage and support young people who are not involved in education, training or employment. Providing young people with support to develop their personal and social skills, giving them the confidence and the experience they need to make a positive transition back into education, access training or gain meaningful employment. Working with small groups, the club provides intensive one-to-one and group work focusing on each individual’s needs. People on the programme are given the opportunity to undertake various qualifications, work placements, community action project, access to an online social learning platform, training programmes and workshops that will enhance personal/ social skills and experience. Traineeships are a 12-week work-based learning programme for 16-24-year-olds which includes personal development in the form of life skills workshops. Students receive support with English and Maths and get an opportunity to work on our community projects supporting our delivery in the local community. Progressions include apprenticeships, university degrees, paid work and networking with other community sports organisations to find a career path.
Premier League Enterprise Challenge
The Premier League Enterprise Challenge aims to engage and inspire marginalised groups of young people identified as underachieving or at risk of not reaching their full potential. Working with groups of students aged 12-15 to develop and refine business ideas in response to the challenge set by The Premier League. Ultimately leading to an opportunity for them to present their proposal to a VIP Panel of judges in a competition format. This is a great opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, particularly in relation to the operations of a professional football club. Developing numerous enterprise and life skills in participating students.
A life-skills programme designed to develop self-esteem and confidence for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Participants are supported to improve enterprise and life skills through various qualifications, training programmes and workshops. Participants complete a Level 1 Award in Employability and are given the opportunity to practice skills such as cooking and independent travel. Ultimately assisting individuals in education, employment and training opportunities.
We offer work experience placements here at QPR Community Trust, whereby individuals complete various tasks, a work experience journal and shadow staff in a range of departments to gain insight and learn more about what it is like to work for a community development organisation and a professional football club.
We offer a volunteer programme for individuals to develop their own skills and confidence whilst giving back to their local community. All volunteers are offered a Level 1 Award in Volunteering, First Aid and Safeguarding training, as well as undergoing an enhanced DBS check. We support volunteers to access further training, qualifications and offer them a range of positive experience to support their long-term development.
The QPR Learner Centre
The learner centre is supported by The PFA and Union Learning Fund and is a purpose built classroom at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium that has helped us engage with over 5,000 local young people and adults through education and employability programmes, to enhance life chances and career opportunities of participants.
For more information contact Megan Smith on [email protected].