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Supported Internship - Level 1 to Level 2


The Supported Internship is a supported employment programme designed for young people with additional educational needs and 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.

Watch this video to see how supported interns have enjoyed their placement at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and discovering new skills.

Start dates and fees

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

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20241109A1421FREE£500.00** EApply

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

What will I 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

Entry requirements

  • No formal entry requirements
  • 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 and Care Plan (EHCP).

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

1 year.

What can I progress onto?

  • An apprenticeship
  • Employment.

Career opportunities

There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

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0808 100 3626
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