SkillForce was established in 2000 to help children and young people to realise their potential, drawing on the Service values.
We help them to explore and develop resilience, self-confidence and the fundamental aspects of good character from an early age. Working in partnership with schools we empower children and young people to be the best versions of themselves so that they may be able to access the full curricular and extra-curricular experience at school. In so doing we also help them to realise their true potential.
Through The Prince William Award we help young people build their character, resilience and confidence to empower them to “be their best”.
At the heart of this aspiration are our brilliant instructors, the majority of whom have served their country in the British Armed Forces. These ‘heroes in schools’ embody the Service values and understand the importance of teamwork, resilience and self-discipline. They are the complementary role models that many children need working alongside their teachers.
An instructor will typically go into a school for one session a week for around 36 weeks to offer a structured curriculum featuring facilitated workshops and community projects, with lots of opportunity for reflection. This gives students the chance to embed knowledge and behaviours through experience.
The Award is delivered at three different levels, Pioneer, Explorer and Trailblazer, each appropriate for a broad age range. The levels explore key themes and guiding principles.