Course starts: September 2020

Age groups

14+, 16-18, 19+, Educational needs

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Supported internships are aimed specifically at students with Education, Health and Care plans up to the age of 24 who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you’re motivated about work and want to progress to paid employment, this course is for you.

This is a one-year programme offered to suitable existing students who are capable of gaining Entry 3 or level 1 qualifications. It’s designed to help you develop work skills in customer service. You’ll have the opportunity to work in placements both internally and externally.

You’ll get three days teaching until your work placement starts. Once it starts, you’ll get one day of study and two days at your work placement, until eventually doing three full days’ work placement with a job coach to support both you and the employer.


Entry requirements

As well as having a strong desire to get a job and move into paid employment, students will need to have an Education, Health and Care plan, and relevant skills at Entry 3.

What will I learn?

This programme is designed to improve your employability. It will support you to:

  • Develop your business acumen skills
  • Learn how to work as part of an effective team
  • Gain valuable work experience and develop your professional profile

Enhancements include:

  • CV writing
  • Job skills
  • Workshops
  • Team building activities
  • Moving and handling skills
  • Customer service


Work experience

Two days’ work experience and one day at college studying maths and English as well as employability skills.

You’ll be placed in an area of choice for your work experience with a job coach to support you until you have settled into the placement.



Modules may include:

Working in a team:
Learn about the skills that are most useful in helping you to work effectively as part of a team

We all need to communicate with other people. We need to tell other people a wide range of things, including our needs, wishes and feelings

Planning and organising:
Having the ability to plan and organise is a skill many recruiters consider essential. Many adverts will simply ask for someone who can “plan and prioritise” their workload

Health and safety at work


Functional skills English

Functional skills maths



Multiple choice exam papers, portfolio and work placement assessments and observations.


Enrichment opportunities

You’ll take part in a wide range of activities such as cooking, art and using the sensory room. You’ll also be able to take part in other activities, both on and off the college site, such as sports, trips and visits.


Career and progression

You’ll be able to go into paid employment or a mainstream subject of your choice.


Course details

Course Code – C002103

Starts 1 September 2020


  • One year, part-time


Additional costs

Students are expected to make a contribution towards cooking, trips out into the community or any equipment that may be needed (approximately £50 to £100).

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