Foundation Learning

Supported Internships

Course overview

Are you looking to move into employment but don’t know where to start? Do you need extra support to help you to achieve your goals? Welcome to Supported Internships.

This course will help you to develop your personal, social and in particular your employability skills to help you to make a successful progression into voluntary or paid work. Our programme will help you to develop range of employability skills through the following modules: CV writing, completing application forms, Interview skills, Health and Safety at work, Rights and Responsibilities at work and communicating with work colleagues.

Through a variety of innovative and engaging learning processes with a strong emphasis on the world of work you will improve your confidence ready to take up employment.

The Supported Internship course is a 5 day course with 2 days spent in college and eventually 3 days spent with the employer. Your 2 days at college include studying your main qualification, tutorials and English and maths.

We will guide you through the application and interview process and help you to identify the types of work you may be interested in. You will also be assigned a job coach if required to help you with travel planning and support in the workplace.

Entry requirements

This course is at level 1 so potential applicants need to have studied at, at least entry level 3. It is accepted that learners may not have this level in maths and English qualifications.

You must have a willingness and ability to gain employment (either paid or voluntary). A satisfactory reference is also required.

We welcome referrals from mainstream schools, special schools, other colleges, Social Services, parents or carers. We also welcome self-referral. We will invite you to attend an interview before you begin the course

Course Modules

The main qualification will be an award in Work Preparation.

- Working with an employer
- Independent living skills
- Interview skills
- English and maths functional skills
- Work schedules
- Communicating with work colleagues
- Rights and responsibilities in the workplace

How will I be assessed?

You will receive an ongoing assessment of your needs, with personal targets set to promote your learning and support progression. You will complete a folder of your work. Your tutor will mark your work and meet with you to give you feedback.

You will have regular visits from the college in your workplace to assess your progress and to address any concerns.

What can I do next

If you would like to apply for the Supported Internship course you can apply on line or complete an application form and send it in to the college. If you need any help please do not hesitate to contact us.

Once your application has been received we will then invite you in for an interview where we can discuss the best options for you and tell you more about what you can expect from the course.

If you wish to visit the college to find out more first you are very welcome to do so.

Upon successfully completing this course you will ideally progress into paid employment.