Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole


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SWRAC offers a range of training including:

  • traineeships
  • supported internships, specifically designed for those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • apprenticeships
  • the Thrive programme for young adults with learning difficulties, special educational needs or low level mental health worries
  • employment skills
  • work experience 
  • specialist vocational training in hospitality, construction and the environment all aimed at equipping people for employment in those sectors.
  • alternative education provision for pupils who do not attend mainstream school for a variety of reasons.
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Venue/Contact Details
Merley House
Merley House Lane
BH21 3AA
Area coverage
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please visit our website for more information.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Evening
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
Contact provider directly for costs
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 14 years to 25 years
Booking Information:
Contact via the website or by telephone.
SEND Local Offer SEND

SWRAC provide a range of programmes including those specifically for young people with an EHCP. Work experience opportunities are also available for those with special educational needs.  At SWRAC, our Managing Director, Head of Learning, SENCO and some of our tutors all have young people with various levels of special educational needs, spanning different age groups. We are very pleased to include parents in all that we do. Right from the very first introduction, we will seek parent’s opinions towards a specific education plan for your child. We will keep you up to date on your child’s progress and, obviously, work with you when we get the odd curve ball to deal with too.