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Supported Internship - Level 1


The Supported Internship is a supported employment programme designed for young people with additional education 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 industry of the learner’s choice, with potential to lead to paid employment.

The learner will be supported to find an appropriate work placement that meets their needs and aspirations with the support of a job coach to enable them to access a work placement, build confidence and support them to become independent.


Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements however will be expected to complete an initial assessment and attend an interview.

Must be an independent traveller or willing to progress to.

Must be motivated and genuinely want to acquire opportunities for paid employment.


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 20201 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?

What is involved?

Employability Skills – including CV writing, interview skills

Taster days with employers

Work based mandatory training courses

6 month work placement

Professional portfolio building


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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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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