What opportunities will this course give me?
The Skills for Supported Employment course is designed to help you further develop your work based and personal skills. At the end of the year, you will feel prepared and confident to progress to either a Supported Internship, a paid job or volunteer work.
You will spend time identifying and developing your own skills and qualities, and then match those to a realistic job goal. You will receive dedicated advice and guidance on work based opportunities in the local area, and the best progression opportunities.
As part of the course, you will have opportunities to practice work based skills through work experience placements. You will also gain valuable support with C.V. writing, applying for jobs and practical preparation for interviews.
What will I be learning?
We want you to feel totally prepared to step into supported employment. This programme is tailored to tap into all the relevant skills, behaviours and attitudes required to succeed in the world of work.
Alongside developing your English, maths, personal and social skills, you will cover:
Health and Safety
Volunteering and Community Projects
You will also develop an understanding of:
Building professional relationships
Appropriate conduct at work
Understanding roles and responsibilities
Equality, diversity and cultural differences
Motivation in the workplace
You will be encouraged to seek out work experience and voluntary opportunities during your time on the course to further strengthen your awareness and skills required for an Internship. This will be guided and supported by the college team.
Why is this course for me?
You will gain new knowledge and skills through classroom activities, practical lessons and work experience placements; we work with a wide range of local employers and community groups to give you interesting and exciting skills development opportunities.
You'll work through an individual learning plan tailored specifically to you. You will identify your own areas for improvement, and work with tutors to set yourself specific targets which will boost your development in both your work and personal life.
How will my learning be enhanced?
At Eastleigh College we have strong links with local employers, which means that we can offer a variety of exciting work experience opportunities. You'll take part in regular offsite visits to various employers to see first hand different employment opportunities available.
In addition, you'll enjoy taking a prominent part in community work projects. We engage with local community groups and charities throughout the year, and work alongside them to support personal development such as social skills, communication skills, team building and time management.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Here at Eastleigh College, we have a wealth of staff trained and experienced to support learners with Special Educational Needs. They can ensure your learning journey is perfectly suited to your needs, maximising your potential for success and guaranteeing that you get the very best experience on the course.
We offer exceptional progression routes, this could be within the college (for example our Supported Internship) or through support to guide you into employment.
We are incredibly proud of the number of learners who confidently move straight into paid and voluntary employment at the end of this course.
What do I need to sign up?
This programme is designed for students with a learning difficulty and / or disability or for learners who would like a bit more support to access employment. For learners to be fully funded for the course they will have to have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) between the ages of 19 and 24. If you do not meet these criteria please enquire to find out about costs. Following application, successful candidates will be invited to an interview.
This course is only for learners aged 16-18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP).
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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The Equality Act
The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.
Adult students on a career path are positive about going to university
According to figures recently reported by UCAS, the total number of applicants wishing to start university in September hit a new high. The findings coincide with the results of an exit poll of 250 adult learners from Eastleigh College in which 98% agreed that ‘My course will enable me to develop a new career’.