Are you looking for a job? Do you want  to learn a new skill or find a course or Apprenticeship? Step up and get things sorted. Whether you need general advice, career guidance or practical help with job searching or a CV. Whatever support you need, we’re here to help.

Find your local Youth Access Point (YAP)

UP in Poole is now UP in BCP. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Local Authorities have merged and you can now access all services for young people, wherever you live in the BCP area, using this site. If what you are looking for isn’t listed, get in touch and we will add it to the site and get you the information that you need.

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Find my nearest Youth Centre

You can access any of these centres, wherever you are.

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NHS Chat Health

Confidential help and advice.

It’s safe and easy for you to speak to a qualified health professional. Just send a message, you don’t have to give your name.
Discreet and quick. It only takes one message to start making a difference. You’ll get confidential advice from trained health staff in your area.

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Little Lullaby

Little Lullaby is an online support community for young parents and parents-to-be.
Chat, tell your story and share advice with other young mums and dads through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

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Switchboard LGBT+ helpline

We’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits, and we understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone.

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Refuge

The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

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T Levels – The next level qualification

T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses. Equivalent to 3 A levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

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Wired

WIRED is youth service providing intervention, education and training in supporting young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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The Quay Foyer

Providing accommodation, personal support and access to training and employment opportunities for young people aged 16-30.

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Get your hard work recognised and achieve a prestigious Award that Colleges, Uni’s and Employers look out for.

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Find a Traineeship

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship.

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Barclays Life Skills

Life Skills helps you prepare for the future workplace.

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Barnardo’s Volunteering

Search volunteering opportunities.

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Community Action Network

A local charity that provides professional and practical support to the voluntary sector in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, as well as providing the local volunteering hub.

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Bournemouth Academy of Modern music

We provide full time BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas in music performance and music technology.

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Apprenticeships

Find out everything you need to know about apprenticeships.

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Rockley Education

We offer either a Level 2 Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoors or an Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeships.

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AIM Community

AIMCommunity provides a variety of opportunities for young people to access support and creative learning

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Amazing Apprenticeships

We’re here to help educators, employers and students navigate the fast-changing world of apprenticeships and vocational education.

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NCS

NCS exists to engage, unite and empower young people, building their confidence so they can go out there and achieve their dreams, no matter where they’re from or what their background is.

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Aspire Training Team

Providing knowledge, qualifications & success.

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Bournemouth and Poole College

We are the largest provider of Further Education (FE) and Apprenticeships in the area.

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National Careers Service

We provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

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Volunteer Centre Dorset

The Volunteer Centre supports volunteers and charitable organisations across Dorset.

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Volunteer Roles – Citizens Advice BCP

Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole is an independent charity that provides information, education and advice services to help people resolve problems.

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SWRAC – South West Regional Assessment Centre

Supporting individuals to thrive through real-life and relevant education programmes.

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Skills and Learning

We are supporting thousands of learners each year to improve their skills, employment prospects and wellbeing.

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Job Clubs – Skills and Learning

We are the largest provider of high quality, free Job Clubs in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset.

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Apprenticeships – Skills and Learning

Here you can find our latest vacancies and more information about what an Apprenticeship is and how it can benefit you.

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UCAS

UCAS connects people to University, post Uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships & internships.

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SENDiass4BCP – SEND Information, Advice and Support Service

Helping you with information, advice, and support about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

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Mobile UP Unit

The Mobile Unit is our Youth Centre on wheels and visits various locations around Poole.

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REACH Young People’s Service

REACH YP offers a confidential drug and alcohol service for ‘under 24’s’ who live in the county of Dorset.

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