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Project Search at Bath College

Course description

Want to work but need help? If you are looking for an intensive job coaching programme with progression into work and:


  • Are aged 18-24 years of age
  • Have completed your final year of school education
  • Have learning difficulties or disabilities


Then Project SEARCH could be for you. Project SEARCH is an American-designed supported internship programme to help young people with learning difficulties or disabilities secure and keep paid permanent jobs. It is a unique, business-led, one-year, school-to-work programme that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and relevant job-skills training through strategically designed internships.

Course content

A Bath College tutor and Sirona job coach will support you through a three part programme of work training via a series of three work placements in different departments at B&NES Council, our host organisation. Bath College and Sirona will support you through these internships for three periods of ten weeks over the academic year.


Project SEARCH aims prepare you for competitive employment using the skills you have acquired. You will develop your employability skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork as well as self-presentation, budgeting and self-promotion.

Entry requirements

You will need to:


  • be between 18 and 24 years of age
  • have completed your final year of school education
  • have evidence of a learning difficulty or disability (LDA, SEN Statement, S139a, EHC Plan, My Plan etc)
  • have independent personal hygiene and grooming skills
  • have independent daily living skills
  • maintain appropriate behaviour and social skills in the workplace
  • take direction from a workplace supervisor and change behaviour
  • be able to communicate effectively
  • be able to use public transport when available and
  • participate in travel training to ensure success in using the bus independently
  • be able to pass Disclosure and Barring Service requirements
  • and most of all, have the desire and plan to move into work at the conclusion of the Project Search programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bath College directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2016

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