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Futures 2 at EKC Group

Course description

This award-winning Study Programme provides 18-24 year olds with learning disabilities/difficulties the chance to gain practical work related experience in real working environments

Course content

This Study Programme is supported by East Kent Hospital Trust and Kent Supported Employment (KSE) to provide a Programme for young people aged 18-24 to learn realistic work skills in a hospital environment. The student intern will complete three internships a year within the hospital environment with the view to gaining paid or supported employment. The programme includes 10 hours per week of job readiness programme at Entry 3 or Level 1.The student will be expected to work alongside mentors in their day-to-day roles within the local hospital, also studying employability skills, communication skills and team building. The student will become a student intern and will undertake up to three different internships within the hospital with a goal to move into paid employment.These may include: Office Work, Domestic Care, Portering, Catering Assistant, Health Care Assistant, Reception or Postal Services.

Entry requirements

This Programme is designed for those who have completed their training at College and are ready to train in the workplace in preparation for moving into employment.Suitability for the course is to be determined via an interview process which takes place within the College and at the hospital, and students must meet eligibility criteria for Kent Social Services funding and be in receipt of ESA benefits.


Students will build a portfolio of evidence which will include personal reflective work diaries and continuous assessment and reviews will take place. Students will also be involved with monthly parental reviews.

Financial information

Additional expenses to consider include: Certification fee Smart clothes are requiredSpecialist equipment will be providedUniform/ T-Shirts will need to be purchasedThere may be additional payments required for trips, visits and other materials. For adult learners (over 19) financial support towards the costs of your Study Programme may be available. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare. Please contact Support Services on 01843 605062 (or e-mail for confirmation of all Study Programme fees quoted.

Future opportunities

On successful completion, students will be encouraged and supported to apply for a job, which could be in supported or independent paid employment. There will not be an opportunity for the students to progress back onto a Programme at East Kent College.

Further information

Please Contact - Student Support Services on 01843 605062, e-mail:

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year(s)
  • Course code: 203043/1/1
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  • Number of planned places: 20

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    • EKC Group's Folkestone College is in easy reach of the town centre and Folkestone's thriving creative quarter.

      We offer Study Programmes and courses across a range of subject areas, suited for all students, abilities and ambitions.

      We already haveThe Edge, our School of Creative and Business, a unique combination of a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and a range of Design, Photography and Film  courses as well as some other fantastic new facilties planned for 2019..

      EKC Group is committed to developing the prosperity and well-being of the communities we serve.