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Supported Internship- Plumpton at Plumpton College

Course description

This is a real hands-on course where you'll spend at least one day a week in a working business. A brilliant opportunity for you to develop practical skills, you'll get to develop your existing skills and transfer them from the college environment to the workplace.

You'll be encouraged to look at the barriers that are preventing you from working independently, all with an end goal of finding a job to suit your aspirations. 

Course content

Your first year will be spent looking at lots of different types of jobs and careers and meeting different employers and businesses. This will be a fantastic opportunity for you to see what work is really like and what suits you. You'll also spend time building your confidence of being independent; so things like learning how to get to work and problem solve on your own. In your second year you'll get to carry out six months' work experience at a business of your choice. You'll have loads of support and regular reviews to make sure you get the most of from your experience.

Entry requirements

  • You'll need to be 18 - 24 with an Education, Health and Care plan
  • If you've got Entry Level or Level 1, 2 or 3 vocational qualification skills this will be a suitable course
  • You'll need to want to work and feel ready to take the steps to start working
  • This is an ideal course if you have learning disabilities or difficulties getting into paid work

Financial information

Students who have an Education, Health and Care Plan are fee exempt.

Future opportunities

Future Opportunities

A high number of our Supported Internship students gain full or part-time employment as a result of completing the course. Alternatively you may be able to progress onto another course at college.

Further information

Course duration is 3 days per week for 1 or 2 years.



If you’ve decided that the land-based industry is the area you’d like to work in, you’ve come to the perfect location.

  • We’ve got brilliant practical and demonstration facilities for you to enjoy as part of our 800 hectares of space.
  • With the latest equipment and modern facilities, come and explore our countryside, farms, fisheries, horticulture and much more.

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: 16 October 2017
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    • The main Plumpton College site is located at the foot of the picturesque South Downs National Park. Six miles from Lewes, the County Town of East Sussex.

      The College specialises in providing a wide range of land-based courses in partnership with schools, for those in further education and for those in higher education. The College degree courses are validated by the University of Brighton.

      The range of courses cover all land-based provision including Agriculture, Horticulture, Floristry, Equine, Agricultural and Horticultural Machinery, Metalsmithing, Animal Care, Countryside Management, Forestry and Arboriculture, Sports (Outdoor Adventure) and Wine and Viticulture.