UR Potential, a Community Interest Company, est. 2010, works with young people, families, communities and organisations, developing capacity building across the North West through training and accreditation. We are an accredited centre for a number of awarding bodies including: ASDAN, Open Awards, ABC, AQA as well as Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.
Research and Consultancy Services
Provide research and consultancy service for communities, statutory and the voluntary sector. We have conducted child poverty research and workforce change management across
Fylde Coast Be Involved is a youth volunteering project which targets 14 to 25 year old young people who are living on Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool. (The Fylde Coast). The project enables young people to prepare to take up volunteering opportunities or makes volunteering more accessible to young people, offering support where required based on individual need of the volunteer. FCBI provides supported volunteering opportunities to those who may require additional support.
We provide training for young people including, Moving into Volunteering accredited course, ASDAN Community Volunteering Qualification, employability, health and safety, food hygiene, customer service etc, as well as support to organisations who host young people.
We have 3 Youth Action Teams(YAT) who each cover the 3 areas on the Fylde Coast. The YATS support the youth worker to deliver Volunteer training and training in schools, colleges, peer mentoring accredited courses and basic youth work/ accredited youth work courses.
We support the Blackpool Volunteer Youth Forum and have 4 youth led groups which provide a stepping stone to building young people’s confidence and support them into volunteering: drama, art, youth image, peer mentors.
Direct Youth Service delivery
Bespoke packages including approaches that use peer mentors, befriending groups and accredited targeted training. We provide innovative methods to engage with young people within local communities to develop their capacity and to enable them to become active citizens in their environment.
We particularly work with young people aged 13 to 25 who are NEET, at risk of being NEET, require brief intervention support and/or who have additional needs. We are currently commissioned by Lancashire Youth Services to deliver NEET projects for the next 2 years.
We deliver accredited and non accredited courses for people, projects and companies within local communities and workplace settings. We deliver a variety of courses ranging from ranging from confidence building for women only to employability, peer mentoring to Youthwork, safeguarding to health and safety, volunteering qualifications to media and functional skills. Alongside bespoke courses specifically tailored to meet individuals needs. We specialise in training for organic home grown youth and community workers. We use fully qualified tutor and youth and community workers to deliver the training and projects to ensure all our community receive a excellent service.
Through our training we aim to:
Create appropriate and relevant opportunities for workforce development and opportunities through vocational learning and skills development for communities and individuals. In particular young people through youth volunteering who are hard to reach, NEET, alongside women only, LGB&T, adults with disabilities &long term unemployed as well as communities of need and interest.
Deliver needs led and bespoke accredited training & taster courses to communities and their members, including:
- Moving into Volunteering
- Community Volunteering Awards EL3 – L1
- Community Volunteering
- Qualification Level 1 -3, peer mentoring for volunteers
- Employability award EL3 – L2, Health & Safety
- Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Sector and Youth work/Working with vulnerable young people( JNC Level 2 & 3).
Pilot Post Graduate Scheme
We are pleased to announce our new pilot Graduate Scheme which we recently launched this month. We have been able to support a post graduate for the next 2 years to study for a BA post grad Youth and Community Degree. This is a pilot project and we are hoping we can continue to support one young person every 2 years. April Pollitt will commence her studies at Cumbria University in Sept 2012 and will be on placement with us as a Youth and Community worker working with young people on a NEET project across the region.
We will be commencing an apprenticeship scheme in September 2012, to be able to offer 2 opportunities in Administration and youth and Community. Interested? Contact email@example.com