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NEET Project for 16 to 25 year olds in Fylde


New project for young people aged 16 to 25 who are not in employment, education and training.

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Every Thursday 1pm to 5pm at Park View 4U Cafe, Lytham St Annes.
Gain skills in First Aid, Teamwork, creating a CV,interview techniques, Customer service, food preparation and accreditation qualifications.
Contact April on 07411062086 or email on for details


Women only employability course every Monday 9.30 – 12.30 at White Church Clifton Drive Lytham.

Aged 19 plus. Explore your skills and qualities. Create your own personal profile and action plan.

See our current courses section for more details.

Contact Debbie 01253 292299 for further details

Fylde Coast Be Involved – recruiting for Fylde Worker


We have successfully recruited for 2 of our FCBI fieldworker posts and still require a part time worker for Fylde.

Do you have experince working with young volunteers. Do you have a minimum of a  youth and community

L3 qualification or working towards one.

Please contact for an application form if you are interested in becoming part of the team

What We Do

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

Youth Volunteering

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.

Training Services

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.

Apprenticeship Scheme

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



 UR Potential has 3 part time vacancies for youth workers to work with the Fylde Coast Be Involved Project, across Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre recruiting 14 to 25 year olds into volunteering. Each post is for 12 months commencing 1st November 2012 until 31st October 2013.  The posts are 18 hours per work and candidates must be able to work flexible hours.

Purpose of Job

To recruit, place & support young people aged 14 to 25 in volunteer placements, in one of the three areas, Blackpool, Fylde or Wyre, to identify and secure high quality voluntary placements, to deliver training, set up youth action teams in all areas, set up youth led projects in all areas, to achieve all targets set, meet deadlines, produce monthly reports, liaise with statutory, private, public and VCFS groups, sit on various forums representing FCBI and obtain funding for youth led groups with young people.

Salary       JNC Scale 3,   Points 7-12   £20,013.00 (pro rata)

For an application form and Job description please contact Emma Carr, Office Manager on 01253 292299 or

Closing date is Monday 1st October 4.00.p.m. all applications to be received by this date. Any received after this time and date will not be accepted. Interviews will be held on Monday 15th October.

For an informal chat or more information please contact Linda Markey on 07592824122.


Fylde Coast Be Involved Project attracts Lottery Funding for 5 years


We are delighted to announce we have been successful in the Reaching Communities grants programme and has received funding for the next 5 years for our Fylde Coast Be Involved Youth Volunteering Project. This means we can now offer substantive services across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre to young people aged 14 to 25 and to organisations to involve more young people in their organisations. Please contact our office for more details 01253 292299

UR Potential Celebration Event


It’s that time of year again when we are holding our Annual Celebration. This year our Youth Action Team are organising the event. We are celebrating the unique acheivements of young people, communities and organisations who have been involved with our project in the last 12 months.

Have you attended one of our training courses in the last 12 months? OR

Have you signed up to Fylde Coast Be Involved in the last 12 months and already acheived 50 hours or more?

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions- have you had an invitation to the Celebration Event on 28th July?

If not please contact or call the office on 01253 292299 for more information


Young People’s Mystery Shopping Project Starts September 2012

Are you interested in making a difference to the service young people receive in Blackpool?

 Do you want to be part of a unique youth led team of mystery shoppers?

 Do you want to gain an accredited qualification?

 Are you available for 2 days training in September and to meet at approximately 4 times to  complete a mystery shopping exercise?

If the answer is YES!!!!!!!!!!! Then please contact Deborah on 01253 292299.

All expenses will be paid


Certificate in Sports Level 1 sign up on Friday 29th June at Claremont First Step Centre 10 – 4pm

Starting in July at The Oracle aimed at those preparing to embark on a career in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry, or wishing to practically participate in a number of activities. They are practical, hands-on qualifications which are designed to prepare the candidate for work in a multitude of sport and leisure facilities and raise awareness of how and where to participate in sporting opportunities.

Employability and Personnel Development Award, Level 1 Certificate in Sports, FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football, ICT Functional Skills  15hrs per week  run over 20 weeks .  Bus Pass and Bursary issued. Please contact OR ring the office on 01253 292299.

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