The Pre-Supported Internship is a one to two-year programme for young people with learning disabilities to help them prepare for the transition from the college setting towards employment. It is an opportunity for young people to learn new skills and to improve their prospect of being offered paid employment in the future and progress onto a Supported Internship programme. A Supported Internship allows you to continue your development and education through work-based learning. You will spend two days a week with your employer, receiving on-the-job training, as well as support from the Job Coach, as well as continuing to do two days a week at college. This is so you can still develop your English and Maths skills, Employability, and Workplace training until you have completed the course. You are fully supported in the workplace by a Job Coach and gain a variation of skills throughout your time on the course.
What do I need to join?
No minimum academic requirements, but to be eligible you must be aged between 16 and 24 and have an identified Special Educational Need and have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) or be in the process of being assessed.
What can I do next?
Possible progression routes include the Supported Internship, work placements, paid and voluntary work.
Course information last updated: Friday 10th July 2020 @ 8.41am (1 day ago)