What opportunities will this course give me?
A Supported Internship will generally be seen as your last step in education before you springboard into the world of work. People who complete the course are expected to go on to either a Supported Apprenticeship or get paid employment at the end of the programme.
What will I be learning?
This is a one year programme for learners with learning disabilities/difficulties who are ready to go to work with support.
Being ready to go to work means that you are ready and willing to accept the responsibilities of holding down a job; being punctual, carrying out tasks as instructed, presenting yourself smartly, being polite, attending every day and being keen to work.
You will need to be very serious about obtaining and maintaining a job as this is a specialised work focused route. During the course you will spend the majority of your time in a substantial, unpaid work placement, with the support of a Job Coach to help you achieve and be confident in the world of work.
Learners work in a variety of sectors, the placements are individually tailored to meet the learners career ambitions. Examples of these include placements within educational establishments, office work, country parks, retail, hospitality and maintenance.
Why is this course for me?
You will work closely with our Job Coach to decide where you would like to work. The Job Coach will support you to understand your strengths and weaknesses and what it is you would like to do. Once an employer has agreed, you will spend up to four days each week in work supported by the Job Coach. Time will be set aside for you to come to College and continue to develop and maintain your maths, English and other skills you may need to improve; this will be organised to accommodate your work commitments and your classes will be taught by the teaching team at College. You will have weekly tutorials with the lead job coach and you will have regular reviews with your job coach to chart progress and set targets to help you achieve your job goals.
What do I need to sign up?
Entry on to the programme is by interview and assessment, to access a Supported Internship you will need to have an Education, Health and Care Plan.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Supported Internships are seen as the last step in education for a young person who is ready to start in the world of work.
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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Need some further advice?
If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014
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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.