Develop a New Skill

Develop a New Skill

Learn by doing. Attend an enterprise workshop or get involved in an experiential learning programme. Access the skills and knowledge you need to start your own business or secure your dream job.

Princes Trust Northern Ireland

Free Explore Enterprise Courses (Up to Age 30).

Get support for your business ideas, tackle marketing, sales, budgeting and tax through a series of workshops and business mentorship

Contact Karolyn Gaston to apply

Next Programme Dates below
Location Information Session Programme Dates Programme Times
Online via Ms Teams 18th Sept, 10am-11am 26th - 30th Sept 10am-12:30pm
Explore ideas and opportunities

Explore ideas and opportunities

Test new ideas and innovations by taking part in an entrepreneurship programme. Socialise and connect with other entrepreneurial students or enter a competition to unlock your potential with prizes.

Launch a new venture

Launch a new venture

Develop your business idea with support from industry advisors and alumni mentors. Access critical resources and funding to help kickstart your new venture and achieve your goals.

Prince's Trust Explore Enterprise Course

  • FREE foundational learning in finance, marketing, business planning and sales for 18-30 yr olds
  • Access to cashflow and business plan templates and other free tools and resources
  • Learning from other entrepreneurs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Advice on your business plan
  • A Test My Business Idea grant of up to £500
  • Start Up Grant of up to £5000 and Start Up Loan funding to launch your business from £500 to £25,000
  • Up to 2 years’ support from our experienced business mentors

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you are:

  • Interested in running your own business
  • Ready to explore a business idea further
  • Self-motivated
  • Prepared to commit time to regular learning and research
  • Able to reliably access the internet on a desktop or laptop computer

What's involved?

The Enterprise programme takes place over five stages. And it’s up to you how far you want to take your business idea.

Contact for more information and connection to Princes Trust EEC Programme

  • Stage 1: Info session

    The programme kicks off with a free information session where we tell you how we can support you. If you like what you hear, you can sign up for the Explore Enterprise course.

  • Stage 2: Explore Enterprise course

    During the Explore Enterprise course, you'll meet like-minded people who are exploring their own business ideas. You'll also have the chance to receive guidance from people who know about business. Together, you’ll cover everything from business planning and marketing to sales, budgeting and tax. There are typically six workshops in the Explore Enterprise course.

  • Stage 3: Building your business

    After the course, it's time to start building your business. You’ll have a key Prince’s Trust contact who will support you as you plan and test your ideas. And you'll have the opportunity to apply for a Test My Business Idea grant. You can use this funding to test how your business works in real life.

  • Stage 4: Launch

    Before launch, you'll submit your business plan to The Prince’s Trust so we can help ensure your idea is viable and sustainable. We’ll give you feedback to support you to be successful after launch.

    You’ll be able to apply for additional Start Up Grant and Start Up Loan finance if you need it.

  • Stage 5: Ongoing support

    As a Prince’s Trust–supported business, you will be matched with a business mentor, who will support you for the first two years after launch. Your mentor will help you plan and overcome challenges. They’ll support you to make and take opportunities. And they’ll champion your success!