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Flying start

Flying Start Dorset Wide which incorporates Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and Dorset Local Authorities, is designed to help young people, especially in year 11, plan and prepare for life, study, and work after school. It gives you the resources you need when considering your future, including a course at college or sixth form, apprenticeship or other school year transition. Along side this it holds beneficial links to careers and employment.

We know that this year of your education is very different from what you might have imagined, however, it is really important that you now spend time planning and preparing for your next step and Flying Start can help you do that.

If you’re unsure about what you want to do next, don’t worry! It’s not too late to apply for a range of exciting opportunities that are local to you – there’s lots of useful information on the following pages to help you do this.

If you already have a plan for September then the Flying Start programme has range of information and activities for you to work through to make sure you’re ready and prepared for your next step.

Over the next few weeks, we will be adding more resources and links to help you, so make sure you check out the page regularly.

If you are unsure of what options are available to you in the local area, or what is best for you, watch this video that discusses the positives of various learning choices.

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REMOTE ACTIVITY SURVEY – Once you have taken part in any of the below activities and resources, we would really appreciate your feedback by completing our short survey.