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Published 17 August 2015

Achieve is a highly effective personal development programme designed to support secondary-school children to engage and succeed in education. Achieve provides young people at risk of underperforming with the space and attention they need to reach their full potential, allowing them to grow in confidence and gain teamwork skills.

Achieve helps young people improve:

  • Attendance – flexible learning inspires and motivates, decreasing school absence
  • Behaviour – encourages personal development, improving attitude to learning
  • Attainment – ensures educational success with opportunity to achieve The Prince’s Trust
  • Personal Development and Employability Skills (PDE) qualification

Key facts

In the UK, Prince’s Trust Achieve clubs have helped over 70,000 young people since they started in 1998 – there are currently over 1,000 clubs in over 500 schools and outside the mainstream centres across the UK. The 2014/15 programme evaluation found that:

93% of young people went into further education, work or training upon completion of the programme last year
90% of young people show positive skills development across a range of areas, and 94% of young people would recommend it to others


Programme expertise

The programme has consistently been successful across the UK in helping young people re-engage with learning and to develop a sense of achievement from which they can regain momentum in education.

This relevant and effective programme includes key strengths such as:

Embedded Language Literacy and Numeracy training, creating stepping stones for future success
Career focus and employer linkage
A wide-ranging, holistic, relevant and engaging curriculum, tailored to the needs of young people
Prince’s Trust expert delivery support for advisers, including comprehensive schemes of work and bank of teaching resources, with specialist training for advisers
Suitable for multiple educational settings and delivery model