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Supported Internship SEND at Loughborough College

Course description

A full-time one to two year course for students aged 17-24 years with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), and wish to gain the skills to enable them to progress into employment. The course includes a work placement with a real employer, supported by a Job Coach.

Course content

Two days a week: Study English, maths and Work Skills at Loughborough College.
Two days a week: Work in a real job role with a local employer with the support of a Job Coach.
[Learners will be matched to a suitable job role as close to their area of interest as possible. Learners will work in a job role for 12 hours per week over 2 days, alongside studying at Loughborough College for up to 10 hours per week over 2 days (approximately)].

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements, however learners will need to demonstrate the willingness and ability to adapt to a work environment.

This programme is for any young person aged 17-24 years, with an EHCP, who:

  • Wants to work but needs extra support
  • Wants to try something different to studying
  • Would like to gain valuable skills as well as qualifications
  • Have completed 1 year in Further Education (on any course with any provider)

Future opportunities

Learners will receive an interview at end of the course with their employer, where possible for a paid position, and/or a reference to add to their Internship Portfolio. If they are unable to secure a role with their employer, they will be supported to help them find alternative employment or training.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, come and visit us at one of ourOpen Days at Loughborough College or contact us at

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 October 2018
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    • Loughborough College was established in 1909, we are proud of our long standing reputation for providing excellent levels of high quality teaching and training across Leicestershire.
      With a fantastic range of courses, first class facilities and a fresh approach to modern teaching and training, why go anywhere else?
      Of the 11,000 students currently enrolled at Loughborough College, most will agree that studying with us means far more than just gaining a qualification.
      We offer a different kind of learning environment where you'll be treated as an adult and our relaxed and welcoming campus means that you’ll fit straight in to the College way of life.
      We have lots of different courses from A Levels to vocational programmes, Apprenticeships and Degrees and you will have the opportunity to gain practical industry related skills while you study.