Supported Internship

Qualification: Internship
Entry Level

There are start dates for this course throughout the year. Please apply and at your interview we can place you on a course that meets your requirements.

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About this course

Do you want to move into paid employment?
Are you aged 16–24?
Do you have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)?

If so, our supported internship programme may be the next step for you.

The supported internship is a two-year employment programme that enables young people with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) to combine a work placement with learning work skills at college. 

Supported internships are unpaid, but equip you with the skills that employers need in order for you to move on to paid employment. You will gain valuable experience in the workplace, develop your strengths, improve your maths, English and overall employability.

If you have any questions, please get in touch and our supported internship team will gladly answer your queries.

Tel: 023 8048 4848

What you will learn

This is a two-year programme during which the first year focuses on your employability skills and your independence and the second year will be focusing on your work placement. You will be supported by a job coach throughout your two years.

Throughout this programme you will:

  • Improve work skills through completing a work placement
  • Identify your strengths and develop new skills
  • Gain a range of interview skills and experience
  • Develop skills valued by employers
  • Develop confidence at work
  • Build up experience for your CV
  • Complete a range of work ready qualifications
  • Receive support to improve your travel skills
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Improve your English and maths skills
Learning style

From learning alongside our dedicated teachers and Supported Internship Job Coach you will gain employability and interview skills. These will be taught practically, including mock interviews.

Your work placement in the second year will enable to you put everything you have learned into practice while being supported by both the company you are working with and your job coach.


Entry requirements

Anyone aged 16–24 with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) who wants to build confidence in entering a workplace can do a supported internship.

The main requirement is that you want to work and that your long term goal is to enter paid employment.

Course length & fees
  • Fees:
  • Course Length: 2 years
  • Campus: Main
What next?

This programme will provide you with skills and work experience to enable you to move to paid employment.