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Supported Internship at Trafford College

Course description

The supported internship is a structured study programme based primarily at a host employer which in this case is Trafford General Hospital. The programme is delivered in partnership with Pure Innovations, Trafford General Hospital and Trafford Council. The course enables and supports young people with complex learning difficulties to have the opportunity to gain sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through work experience placements, for example:* Pharmacy* Hospitality and Catering* Domestics* Linen room* Administration* Radiology* ReceptionStudents experience 3 work placements, one per term and they are supported by their personal tutor, Job Coach and Senior Employment officers.Wherever possible, learners are supported to move into paid employment at the end of the programme. Alongside their time with the employer, young people complete a personalised study programme which offers you the opportunity to study for a relevant qualification which is City & Guilds Certificate in Employability and Personal Development, at Entry 2,3 or level 1 depending on assessment. Learners complete the following core units and a variety of others:* Planning for progression - the aim of the unit is to help you to plan for progression by understanding your programme and the facilities and support available and by being able to recognise and build on personal strengths.* Work based experience - the aim of this unit is to help you develop your skills in, and understanding of, the workplace by preparing for, attending and reviewing work experience.Attendance is 4 days per week Placement is usually between 10.30 and 2.30 inclusive each day of the course. The personal tutor and job coach supports the learner and promotes confidence, independence and positive behaviour in the workplace which is essential.

Entry requirements

Application form completed.Initial assessment at Trafford College and interview carried out by Trafford College staff and Pure innovations staff.School/College review.It is advantageous if students are or are willing to be travel trained.


Assessment is usually carried out by:* Written work* Videos* Photos* Tutor observation* Peer evaluation* ProjectsA portfolio of work is built up throughout the course.

Future opportunities

Working towards paid employment at the end of course.

Further information

For more information, please contact course enquiries on 0161 886 7070

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: 13 May 2016
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