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Supported Internship Entry Level 1 at PETROC

Course description

Supported Internships are for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged 16 to 24 with a Statement of Special Educational Needs, a My Plan, a Learning Difficulty Assessment, or an Education, Health and Care Plan who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.

Course content

Supported Internships are for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged 16 to 24 with a Statement of Special Educational Needs, a My Plan, a Learning Difficulty Assessment, or an Education, Health and Care Plan who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so. 
The overall goal of Supported Internships is for young people with additional needs to move into paid employment. 

The structured study programme includes on-the-job training with a local employer supported by expert job coaches, an employability programme looking at the soft skills of employment, vocational profiling to identify a student's skills and qualities and the chance to study for relevant qualifications, where appropriate. The job coaches also provide support to employers, increasing their confidence of working with the young people and helping them to understand the business case of employing a diverse workforce.

Supported Internships reflect the following principles:

  • The majority of the young person's time is spent at the employer's premises.
  • Young people are expected to comply with real job conditions, such as timekeeping and dress code.
  • Systematic instruction, a method specifically designed to help people with complex learning difficulties learn new tasks, is used where appropriate.
  • Stretching learning goals are agreed including English and Maths.
  • Both the young person and the employer have support through a tutor and a formally trained job coach in line with the National Occupational Standards for Supported Employment.

We hope that learners completing this programme will either move into employment or onto Project Search

Future opportunities

We hope that learners completing this programme will either move into employment or onto Project Search

Further information

Purpose built Liberty Centre with a working café and social enterprise hub.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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