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Action for Children

For children and young people. If you are a child or young person, we want to help you get your voice heard. Find out how we can support you...

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AIM Community

AIM Community 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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Anna Freud National Centre for Families & Children

Anna Freud National Centre for Families & Children - On My Mind

On My Mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about the mental health support they want, the treatments they receive and the outcomes they desire.

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Find out everything you need to know about apprenticeships.

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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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Aspire Training Team

Providing knowledge, qualifications & success.

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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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Bournemouth Academy of Modern music

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

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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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Brockenhurst College

First choice for more than 2,800 school leavers, 150 apprentices and 5,000 adult students across the region.

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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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Creekmoor Youth Access Point

Creekmoor Youth Access Point is a safe friendly environment for young people in school years 8-11 to enjoy a range of activities including trips and residential.

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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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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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Kingston Maurward College

Kingston Maurward is a vibrant and growing land-based College.

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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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Mind Dorset

A pioneering local charity that has been supporting local people with mental health challenges since 1946.

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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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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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NHS Chat Health

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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Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.

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Raising the Participation Age (RPA)

A brief guide explaining Raising the Participation Age (RPA)

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Reach drug and alcohol services

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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The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

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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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SENDiass4BCP – SEND Information, Advice and Support Service

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

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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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Switchboard LGBT+ helpline

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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SWRAC – South West Regional Assessment Centre

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

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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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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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The Listening Ear

Dedicated to providing the best possible counselling to children and young people aged 5-19 across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

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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 SAMEE Project

Helping you with the next steps to self employment

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

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Creekmoor YAP

UP in BCP - Creekmoor Youth Access Point

We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support in our Creekmoor Youth Access Point.

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Muscliff YAP

UP in BCP - Muscliff Youth Access Point

We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support in our Muscliff Youth Access Point.

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Poole YAP Rounded

UP in BCP - Poole Youth Access Point

We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support in our Poole Youth Access Point.

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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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Wave Project Dorset

Surf therapy and volunteering 

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Weymouth College

Post 16 educational provider in Weymouth.

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

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UP Cafe

Youth Cafe Project

Are you 16-17 and currently not working, studying or training? If so, why not get involved in this fantastic opportunity.

This free project will provide you with a unique experience to meet other like-minded people, develop valuable teamwork and communication skills.  You will achieve a Level 2 Food & Hygiene Certificate and gain skills that you can proudly add to your CV, and take advantage of extra rewards along the way. 


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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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