The Supported Internship 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; guest speaker presentations; work shadowing and sector skills demonstrations. They will also have access to real-life work experience placements, will explore academic and vocational progression opportunities, investigate independent living options, learn to 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 aim of the pathway is to prepare our students for paid employment by supporting them to develop the skills valued by employers, enabling them to demonstrate their value in the workplace and ultimately support students with developing confidence in their own abilities to perform successfully at work.
Pathway Key Objectives
To enhance the students’ knowledge, skills and behaviours through a practical work-related learning curriculum delivered primarily in the workplace that focuses on enabling students to demonstrate capabilities through systematic instruction within their chosen career sector in order for them to progress 2 into meaningful employment. Students on the pathway will continue to receive support with challenges that naturally occur during their final year as they transition out of education and into work.
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 paid employment, voluntary employment, Traineeship, Apprenticeship and/or supported or independent living.