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DFN Project SEARCH – Kings Mill Hospital


Project SEARCH is a one-year internship program for students with disabilities and have the goal to secure competitive employment in the community.

Students will participate in three job roles to explore a variety of career paths such as working in hospitality, catering, business admin, domestic services, portering and maintenance. 

Each student works with a team that includes their family, an instructor, job coaches and host business mentors to create an employment goal and to support the student during the transition from education to work.

During the course, training room activities are designed around: Team Building, Workplace Safety, Technology, Maintaining Employment, Self-Advocacy, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, and Preparing for Employment.

This course is delivered through the RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement) approach to ensure a high-quality learning experience.  You can find out more about RARPA here.

Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20232684A1639FREE£500.00Apply

What will I study?

• Internship training 

• Marketable job skills 

• Building relationships, confidence and independence

Entry requirements

• Learners with an EHCP 
• Age 18-24
• Learners in their last year of college

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

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.

How will I be assessed?

• Practical based work skills and observations

• Classroom based activities in employability and independence skills

What can I progress onto?

• Employment


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