Supported Internship Programme

About the course

Supported Internship is one type of study programme specifically aimed at young people who want to move into employment and need extra support. They are intended to enable the young person to become ‘job ready’. Internships normally last for one year and they include one year work placements for at least 6 months. Students complete a personalised Study Programme working towards a qualification usually ‘Employability Skills’. Maths and English are also delivered as an important element.

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 16 – 24 years old and have an Education Health Care Plan.

Learning and assessment

All units from the main qualification will be assessed using the C&G criteria and they will also be fully internally verified and submitted for external verification where necessary. A work experience diary will record all activities, skills and progress whilst the student is on their placement.

Progression

The main intended outcome is Supported Employment, which will be achieved by working in conjunction/partnership with other organisations such as Job Centre Plus (Access To Work), Brothers of Charity, Mencap etc.

Careers

Based on both the students aspirations and the personalised nature of the programme it is our intention that the students become ‘job ready’ in the area in which they would like to find employment. As we are a Land-based college the placements will mainly be in these areas but can be amended to suit the individual.

Workexperience

All students will gain work experience after initial induction period. It is hoped that all students will experience a minimal of 3 placements over the 3 term academic year with 1 definately being ‘external’.

Foundation Learning

We provide a range of Foundation Learning full-time and part-time courses for students with additional needs. Our aim is to help students develop a range of important skills - social, academic and vocational - whilst providing the support and encouragement for them to grow in confidence and express their personality.

The Foundation Learning team has built up an excellent reputation over many years for successfully working with students who have a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.