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Supported Internship


The Supported Internship is a supported employment programme designed for young people with additional educational needs or an Education Health Care Plan in their last year of college.

The course is designed to allow learners to gain confidence and employability skills ready for the workplace.

The course will include a combination of classroom based learning and work placement hours with an employer or within an industry of the learner’s choice, with the potential to lead to paid employment.

With help from a college job coach, learners will be supported to find and access an appropriate work placement that meets their needs, aspirations, helps to build their confidence and also supports them to become independent.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in order to be able to study a supported internship. Individuals will need an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).


Start dates and fees

Students must have identified support needs in order to be eligible for the ALS funding.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1109A1421FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

What does the course lead to?

Paid employment or voluntary employment.

What will I study?

You will undertake/study:

  • Employability Skills – including CV writing and interview skills
  • Taster days with employers
  • Work based mandatory training courses
  • A 6 month work placement
  • Professional portfolio building
  • English/maths

You will develop employability skills through a range of various occupational pathways which include:

  • Customer service
  • Customer rights
  • Responsibilities in the workplace
  • Team building activities
  • Build your self-confidence
  • Improving your personal and social development

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

Apply online


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