The employability study programme is for young people with SEND.
The programme will provide students with knowledge and insight into employment opportunities, development of employability and independent living skills leading to a chosen career destination. Students will participate in mock interviews; industry visits; employer guest speaker talks; work shadowing and sector skills demonstrations. They will also have access to real-life work experience placements, will explore academic and vocational progression opportunities, identify, and apply for suitable independent living accommodation, manage and maintain health appointments and engage socially at work and in their community. The aim of the programme is to utilise the students’ EHCP specific objectives by identifying realistic short, medium, and long term accredited and none accredited personal success targets that are individual and reflect each students’ aspirations.
The Employability Pathway aim is to provide students with opportunities to work in real-life work environments with the view to further developing vocational sector knowledge and skills with the aspiration of moving on to a supported internship. All placements are supported by job coaches who will teach students to become more independent and aware of workplace industry standards.
Pathway Key Objectives
The employability pathway key objectives are to offer work experience opportunities with local employers, provide students with specific sector industry knowledge that supports students to make informed choices around their future. Students will have the opportunity to develop confidence, sector skills and professional attributes recognised by employers.
Key FS Delivery Method
Students will either attend a discrete session with FS tutors, delivered with other students of the same level; 1:1 focus sessions, or they will participate in none-accredited sessions, planned, and supported by the FS tutors but delivered by the class teaching team. The tutors will incorporate employability and vocational elements of the curriculum in their 2021-2022 FS delivery.
Pathway Transition Routes
Transition pathways for each student will be determined individually via an Annual Review reflecting their levels of progress and learning. Progression routes could include supported or independent living, further education, or a Supported Internship Programme. Occasionally students who experience regression due to external personal factors can make a transition into a none-educational or work-related destination.