Full time course
Supported internships provide a structured study and employment programme for young people with learning difficulties or disabilities who would like to move into employment. Learners attend college for one day a week and work over three days with the support of a job coach at a range of employers. The aim of these internships is for the intern to gain paid work at the end of the internship and learners to gain invaluable skills and support in the workplace whilst they are on the programme.
What will I study?
Learners will study Maths and English as well as employability and personal and social development skills.
Maths and English
As well as being embedded throughout the course, learners will have the opportunity to upskill in these areas.
Work experience will be undertaken by the learner
Learners will undertake essential skills and learn how to work as part of a team as well as independently; these are essential skills that employers look for.
What do I need to join?
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Although, learners must have Education Health Care Plan and be between the ages of 16–24.
How long is the course?
How will I learn?
Learners will work in small groups with a qualified member of staff and a support worker, according to individual needs. Learners are assessed as to their requirements prior to starting and on course, in order to ensure they are placed in the group that is right for them.
How will I know how I am doing?
Learners will meet with their personal tutor on a regular basis in order to review progress and agree targets so that progress can be measured and learners challenged to achieve their best.
What can I do next?
The aim of these internships is for the intern to gain paid work at the end of the internship and learners to gain invaluable skills and support in the workplace whilst they are on the programme
There may be the opportunity to study additional qualifications as part of your study programme.
Stroud and Filton Campuses.