As one of the largest colleges in the Solent region, Eastleigh College has established award winning support services for adult learners studying at Eastleigh College to help engage staff and get the most out of investments in training.
Supported Internship Programmes
Eastleigh College has fantastic success rates for students who complete our Supported Internship full-time course and is winner of the high profile 2020 ACC Apprenticeship Award for SEND Apprenticeship Champion.
A supported internship is one type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) and want to move into employment. The overwhelming majority of young people with SEN are capable of sustainable paid employment with the right preparation and support. Contact Laura McGuinness firstname.lastname@example.org, Lead Job Coach, Supported Learning at the Eastleigh College for more information.
To help cover the costs of practical support in the workplace for supported interns, find out about the Department for Work and Pensions' Access to Work funding (opens in a new window).
Disability Confident badge shows Eastleigh College is an accessible employer
Eastleigh College has been accredited as a Disability Confident Employer as part of the College’s continual commitment to progressing towards greater diversity in the workplace and inclusive learning. This means the college is already benefitting from being able to draw from the widest possible pool of talent, and is securing, retaining and developing disabled staff who are skilled, loyal and hard-working.
Going for Gold in National Teaching Awards
The Hospitality and Catering Team at Eastleigh College is in the running to win one of the 15 Gold Pearson National Teaching Awards after winning FE Team of the Year in the Pearson National Teaching Silver Awards for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the young people they work with every day.