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Project SEARCH with Glaxo Smith Kline at West Thames College

Course description

Project Search is a work-based programme for young people with learning disabilities, which supports their move from education to employment. Twelve students have an extended work experience placement at Glaxo Smith Kline, taught by a West Thames College teacher and supported by a full-time job coach employed by Action on Disability.

Course content

This is a one year course during which you will achieve an Entry Level City & Guilds qualification in Employability Skills.

You will study:

  • Unit 1: Getting to know the place of work and study and recognising and building on own personal strengths
  • Unit 2: Demonstrating positive attitudes and behaviours for learning and work
  • Unit 3: Looking for suitable jobs and making applications.

You will be based at Glaxo Smith Kline for 5 days a week where you will study your qualification. You will take part in 3 job rotations for the year for example in Security, The Post Room, Meeting Rooms, Restaurant, Reception, Office Admin and IT.

Once you've completed your academic year you will be supported to find paid work.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for this project, you must:

  • Have a learning disability
  • Be aged 17-24
  • Have the desire to work
  • Have the potential to develop the skills and work required to meet the business needs within Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Be committed to a 5 day week programme
  • Be an independent traveller or be undertaking travel training.

Please contact Julie Bennett for further details or an application pack.

Financial information

All students with an Education and Health Plans receive free education up to the age of 25.

Future opportunities

Once you’ve completed your academic year you will be supported to find paid work.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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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: 02 August 2017
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    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 8326 2000
    • Email address:
    • info@west-thames.ac.uk

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