Supported Internship

About the course

Supported Internships are full time, year-long study programmes for young people aged 18-24 who have a learning disability and/or autism and who want to find paid employment. The College’s Internship programmes are offered in partnership with Bristol City Council (our Project Search employer) and Sixteen Co-operative Ltd, who provide job coaches who are trained in systematic instruction.

Internships are designed to support lasting, paid employment by equipping young people with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace. Alongside their time with the employer, young people follow a personalised study programme with an emphasis on employability and, if appropriate, English and Maths.

Work placements involve on-the-job training with expert job coaches who are responsible for supporting both interns and their employers and mentors.

At the end of the year the interns will continue to work with their job coach who will support them to find employment that utilises the skills and experience they have gained from the programme.

Entry Requirements

  • No formal qualifications

  • For young people aged 18-24 who have a learning disability and/or autism and who want to find paid employment.

  • Have an Educational Health and Care Plan (this can be applied for if successful with the course application)

  • A goal to progress into employment at the end of the course

What will I do on this course?
  • Classroom and workplace learning, 9:00am - 4:00pm, 5 days a week

  • A work focused programme of study

  • 2 or 3 different placements through the year

  • Support from a job coach and your tutor

  • Ongoing support to help get a paid job

Who is it for?

For young people aged 18-24 who have a learning disability and/or autism and who want to find paid employment.

How to apply

Through the CoBC website.

How Is this course assessed?
  • Portfolio

  • Observations in the workplace (tutor, job coach and employer)

  • Literacy and numeracy assessments

What could I do next?

Enter employment.

Interview

Yes.

FEES

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How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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£0

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