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Courses in Thurrock

If you are a young person aged between 16 to 30, the Princes Trust programme has a wide offering of courses and support for people in Thurrock, and areas across Essex.  It helps:

  • improve job prospects
  • gain qualifications
  • take part in residential projects
  • take part in a community project
  • develop new skills

The Prince’s Trust offerings are only for individuals who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).


GET INTO Programme

The Prince's Trust provides free 'on-the-job' courses that will help you gain valuable experience. Working with some of the largest employers in the country, across a range of sectors, the Get Into programmes will help improve your CV and interview techniques. Some courses include a trial shift with potential job offers available at the end. 

Upcoming courses

Enterprise Online
  • Free online 3-day business start-up training
  • Low-interest loans which may be available 
  • Hel with market research and writing a business plan
  • Free mentoring support for 2 years
  • Other advice and help

To join email: [email protected] 

Virtual Achieve

Eligibility: Age 11 - 19 and not in full time employment or education.

  • Free access to our Achieve modules and qualification for all learners aged 11-19, to study in school or at home.

  • Our Personal Development and Employability skills programme will give young people the opportunity to learn new skills and gain an ofqual accredited qualification.

To join, email: [email protected] 

Development Awards

Small cash awards to help young people who are struggling to access an education, work or training opportunity due to lack of funds. Typically £100 to £150 - the award can be used to fund things such as travel, equipment, DBS checks in order to allow a young person to take up a job, college or training offer.
Call 0800 842 842 or visit