Supported Internships

Course Code: FE0682-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time), Adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Campus: Central Brighton Campus Qualification: LASER Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1 Awarding Body: Laser

Why this course?

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A course designed to support young people with Education Healthcare Plans (EHCPs) to move from college into paid employment.

This one year programme is suitable for any young person 18+ with an EHCP

Studying a Supported Internship programme at the MET will enable you to gain skills in a real work environment whilst being supported by college staff. You will spend three or four days with the employer (full-time hours or part time hours per day, this will be agreed at initial employer meeting) one day at college with a designated personal tutor.

You will be placed in work which matches your skills and aspirations.You will attend college for one day per week to complete a 'Getting into Employment' qualification as well as English and maths as appropriate to your prior levels.

You will also be matched to a placement with an employer that suits your personal goals.

You will have support with your college work by a trained and experienced learning support assistant. You will receive in work support from a job coach to help you move to independence in your placement with the aim to move to paid employment once your internship is finished. The job coach will be funded through Access to Work funding.

For more information or application advice contact our Additional Learning Support team:

Start dates

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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