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Supported Internship Programme at Gateway College

Course description

The Supported Internship is focused on giving you the skills and experience that employers are looking for. The internship involves a Study Programme which includes English, Maths, Work Preparation, an Employability and Personal and Social Development Award/Certificate at Level 1/2, and a high quality work experience placement. The Supported Internship has many benefits; you will be in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or other job as you will have gained employability skills. You will also build your CV and get vital work experience. You will improve your Maths and English and you will have confidence in travelling independently.

Course content

You will work closely with the employer and your Internship Tutor to ensure that the placement is in an appropriate area of interest. You will be supported in your placement by frequent visits by your Tutor and regular feedback from your employer.

Entry requirements

You must be between 16 and 24 years of age and only have qualifications at Entry or Level 1 and 2.. Have a statement of Special Needs and/or an Education Health Care (EHC) Plan and have employment as your main focus. You must really want to work and be at the right stage in your learning and development to benefit from a supported internship. You must be able to manage your behaviour and emotions in the workplace and be able to travel independently.

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

At the end of the work placement you will be given a positive reference and it is also hoped that if a job vacancy becomes available you will be offered an interview. You may also apply for an Apprenticeship.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit our website at or see our prospectus.

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: 06 October 2017
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    • Your progression is key and we understand that you need more than just excellent results to stand out to a prospective employer or to gain a place at university. Through the support we offer and our specialised careers and employment programmes, enrichment activities and high quality teaching and learning, Gateway students consistently go on to gain places at their first choice of university, take up an apprenticeship, or find related employment to match their career aspirations.

      Whether you are taking your first steps into further education or re-taking a qualification, Gateway College offers a wide selection of vocational and academic qualifications from entry level 1 to advanced level 3 to ensure you achieve your goals. 

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