To access a Supported Internship you must be aged 16-24 with an EHCP
Future Study and Careers
During your internship the college team will work with you, your parents/carers and Youth Connexions to identify next steps which is likely to include:
You should have the aspiration to gain paid employment. Ideally you need to be an independent traveller to access the workplace each day, although some training would be given to learn new routes prior to starting with an employer.
Supported Internships are a new type of work course. They offer a similar opportunity to national traineeships for young people with SEND.
After an initial induction and skills assessment, you’ll spend up to two days a week working with an employer, learning and carrying out roles in an organisation. A job coach will train and support you to learn any new tasks. You will come into college for one day a week to continue to progress with your functional maths and English in addition to taking part in a group tutorial session.
Supported internships are not qualification based; an internship will focus on you becoming work-ready wherever possible. You must be ready to gain real work skills or have the aspiration to gain paid employment. You should also be committed to attending at least 90% of the course and have demonstrated excellent punctuality in a previous course.
Learning experiences are tailored for each individual throughout the curriculum, with progress and achievement recorded.