Youth Access Points
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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.
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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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Popular centres in Bournemouth and Christchurch
Popular centres in Poole
Popular centres in Bournemouth
We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support. The 507 is our B-Town youth advice centre based in Boscombe.
AIMCommunity provides a variety of opportunities for young people to access support and creative learning
We’re here to help educators, employers and students navigate the fast-changing world of apprenticeships and vocational education.
Find out everything you need to know about apprenticeships.
Here you can find our latest vacancies and more information about what an Apprenticeship is and how it can benefit you.
Providing knowledge, qualifications & success.
Life Skills helps you prepare for the future workplace.
Search volunteering opportunities.
We provide full time BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas in music performance and music technology.
We are the largest provider of Further Education (FE) and Apprenticeships in the area.
We’re transforming the world of recruitment and staffing with our intimate understanding of the student, graduate and young professional workforce
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.
Signposting to careers education resources for students, careers leaders, teachers and parents.
Find full or part-time jobs in England, Scotland and Wales. Use the ‘Find a job’ service to search and apply for jobs.
A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship.
Your first steps into the world of work.
We are the largest provider of high quality, free Job Clubs in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset.
Looking for work? jobhelp is a good place to start
Browse job vacancies from teaching and school support staff to social care, IT and admin roles.
An informative guide to help you boost your CV and stay motivated in lockdown.
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.
The Mobile Unit is our Youth Centre on wheels and visits various locations around Poole.
We provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
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.
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.
NUMBER 18 is located in Poole Town Centre and provides confidential information and advice for Young People aged 12 to 19 (or 25 if they have special educational needs or disabilities).
Across the UK, young people’s appetite and efforts to help others – as siblings, friends, carers and volunteers – is not being recognised. We should recognise and celebrate those efforts.
REACH YP offers a confidential drug and alcohol service for ‘under 24’s’ who live in the county of Dorset.
The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline
We offer either a Level 2 Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoors or an Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeships.
Helping you with information, advice, and support about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
We are supporting thousands of learners each year to improve their skills, employment prospects and wellbeing.
We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support.
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.
Supporting individuals to thrive through real-life and relevant education programmes.
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.
Get your hard work recognised and achieve a prestigious Award that Colleges, Uni’s and Employers look out for.
Providing accommodation, personal support and access to training and employment opportunities for young people aged 16-30.
Helping you with the next steps to self employment
UCAS connects people to University, post Uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships & internships.
The UP in BCP Jobs List is aimed at young people across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, full with a selection of suitable jobs, apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities.
The Volunteer Centre supports volunteers and charitable organisations across Dorset.
Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole is an independent charity that provides information, education and advice services to help people resolve problems.
WIRED is youth service providing intervention, education and training in supporting young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.