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Education & Skills Funding Agency | European Social Funding

European Social Funding has been invested in a programme of support for young people in Dorset to get into work, education and training.

The Skills for Young People project which is open to participants aged 15-24 who are at risk of or, already, not in education, employment or training (NEET). The programme will focus on those who are at risk of social exclusion and young people from marginalised communities.

A typical learner journey will consist of:

  • An Initial Assessment supported by individual learning plan
  • A range of learning activity including accredited courses and workshops
  • 1:1 support
  • Progression into a range of sustainable outcomes: Employment, education, volunteering & apprenticeships

Programme Eligibility

The programme is for individuals aged 15 – 24 who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEETs) and legally resident in England and Wales. This will need to be confirmed before starting the programme.

If you are claiming Universal Credit we can do this easily by submitting evidence from your UC account. Please click on the link below to see exactly what will be required and where to find it. If you are unable to find this you can still access the programme but remember to bring your UC login details and your coach can help you at your first session.

Please complete our online referral form or download a form to complete offline (please also read our privacy notice)and email it to: or call 07971 640948. Upon receipt of your referral form a member of the team will contact you to discuss your options.