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Supported Internship at West Suffolk College

Course description

Supported Internships are personalised study programmes, designed to better enable young people with severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities to achieve sustainable paid employment, by equipping them with the skills they require for the workplace.


Course content

This structured study programme comprises one day in College to study for relevant qualifications and learning goals related to your placement and the equivalent of two days in the workplace, dependent on the needs of the employer and the intern, with on-the-job training by job coaches included. The work placements are matched to an interns own interests. Support from the job coaches tapers off as you become more independent in the workplace. In addition, there will be a strong focus on developing Mathematics and English Skills related to your individual needs.


Entry requirements

This programme is for young people aged 16-24 with severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs, a Learning Difficulties Assessment, or an Education, Health and Care Plan. If you would like to move into employment and need extra support to do so, this programme of study is designed to meet your needs. You will need to demonstrate a clear commitment to move into employment and there needs to be evidence that you have already participated in a work experience placement or some work-related activity, with positive outcomes; a reference will be required as evidence of this.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Suffolk College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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