Supported Internship

Supported Internship 2Designed for 16-24 year olds, our Supported Internship programme helps young people with a disability or learning difficulty make their first steps into employment; learning new skills in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Throughout the programme students benefit from the support of an experienced Job Coach, specialising in helping those with learning difficulties to undertake work placements with an employer for six months.

The benefits

  • Study one day at College and up to four days in the workplace each week
  • Gain a qualification in Employability and learn skills required in the workplace
  • Work towards qualifications in English, Maths and/or ICT
  • Receive guidance and support from our College Job Coach.

A route to employment

With the extra support that we provide, we aim is to secure paid employment for each student at the end of their Internship.  In 2014/15, 81% of our students on the programme either continued in education as an Apprentice or went in to paid employment.

Our pass rate of 100% in the Employability qualification from this programme in 2014/15 highlights our focus on placing all students where there are real prospects of being employed in the future.

Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment

A report commissioned by the Learning Consortium was published in 2015, highlighting the work of the Supported Internship programme at Seevic College.

"The course is definitely needed for targeting young people with SEN to develop their employability skills. [...] Having a work experience placement suitable to an individual's career needs and that is willing to take on a student with SEN can be extremely hard to find but the College has managed to do this very efficiently."

Read more on Pages 40-41.

 

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Denni Hughes, current student

"Life at Seevic is such a blast. I have been here for two years, and I am learning so many new things, making new friends and getting lots of support. 

"The Supported Internship is like an Apprenticeship, but you get a lot of help as well as go on different work experience placements. 

"Everyone is really friendly at Seevic. I can go to my teachers or to the Learning Plus centre if I need help with anything."

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