This programme is for students with a moderate learning difficulty and is designed to provide additional support through the transition from school to work, or education, training and qualifications in a particular area of work. This is achieved through drawing on college, work experience, home and community resources to teach a wide range of personal, social and vocational skills.

Students can follow a wide range of subjects including, Functional Skills, IT, Gardening, Horse Care, Horse Riding, Animal Care, Art, Sports Studies, Construction, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Food Studies.

What you can do next

On leaving the programme you can progress onto Entry Level 3 or if appropriate, a Level 1 course, employment or a further supported programme. Qualifications include City & Guilds Award and Certificate in Employability and Personal Development and City & Guilds Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT as appropriate.

Supported Internship

Internships are unpaid work and last for a minimum of six months. The on-the-job training will support you to move into paid employment at the end of the programme. You will be at work for up to 16 hours a week and at college for 1 day a week.

How it works

At the start of your programme you will be fully supported in your chosen work placement. A job coach will assist you with on the job training. As you become competent in your role, the support will reduce, although it may take several months.

At the end of your work placement, the employer will offer an interview which we hope will lead to paid employment.

Is the supported internship right for you?

You will need to:

  • have a strong desire to work
  • be reliable and willing to learn new skills
  • get to your work placement

Please contact Su for more information about the supported internship programme:

Find out more

If you're not sure about the programme or have any questions, our staff would be happy to assist. Please contact us on 01727 737000 or email