Supported Internships



This is a great opportunity to learn a job role matched to your abilities and interests, in a real working environment. When in College, you will gain a wide range of skills through pre-placement experience and getting involved in social action projects. You will learn how to job search together with application and interview skills, as well as how to be effective in work. In your placement/internship we will support you to work with an employer - completing a placement as an Intern for several months you will take part in different tasks to gain experiences. In addition, you will also work on important maths & English skills, including GCSEs, if relevant.

More about this course

Featured Modules

Employability modules include a 'Recruitment Suite'- in line with preparation for adulthood agenda. This offers the opportunity to seek, apply and interview for jobs with the help of a local employer.  This will help with improving confidence and esteem and building resilience skills whilst having lots of fun.

Entry requirements

You do not need any qualifications. You must be aged 18-24, and have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP).

You will have a positive attitude and enthusiasm to work, and be willing to travel independently or to be taught to travel independently.
You should have flexibility around working hours.

Progression Information
At the end of the Supported Internship Programme, you may be offered paid employment or volunteer work. If you need ongoing support, we work with a number of agencies who can provide the help you need. If you think this programme is for you or would like more information, please contact us, come to our Open Days or book an appointment to speak with our friendly tutors.
Enrolment Type
This Course Meets The Needs Of The Region By
When considering placements, we are always mindful of local skills gaps and looking at sectors where there are skills gaps. We visit manufacturing sites so learners can see 'real' work taking place.
Trips And Visits
We have visited manufacturing companies such as Carnaud Metalbox and Melrose Interiors to dicuss skilled and semi skilled jobs and work expectations. We have been exploring those sectors that our interns wouldn't necessary know about or consider.
Is There Anything Else I Need To Know
Our Interns take part in pre work placements in our College cafe and volunteer with Hirst Wood Regeneration Group where they work together and give something back to the local community.
Former Students
Our former student Macauley won Employer of the Month at Asda. Student Joseph was nominated as Telegraph and Argus Star Student Learner of the Year who has been working at a major employer, improved his confidence and inspired others.
A Favourite Moment Of Last Year Was
Winning the 2023 CTE Skills Award, Educator of the Year, recognising the difference that our programme makes to young people with SEND.


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