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This Supported Internship qualification is designed for young people aged 16-18, or up to 24 with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan who have Special Education Needs and/or a Learning Difficulty.

This course takes place with a single employer and allows you to build on your existing skills and talents.

The course is designed to help you improve your functional maths and English and will prepare you for further study and paid employment as well as support you to meet your personal goals.

Waltham Forest College is putting sustainability at the heart of everything that we do, and in this course, you will learn more about the environment and how the business world is working to become more sustainable.

  • Sector Overview

    Post 16 SEND provisions offer a range of courses to young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) which will help to prepare them for adulthood by improving independent living skills and developing employability. A person-centred approach is used to create an individualised programme of study that caters for the student's needs and helps them to achieve their goals.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    • Entry 3 or working towards Level 1
  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Work experience programme lead by job coaches (4 days per/week)
    • Completion of an ASDAN Employability Level 1 qualification
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Interview with Parent/Carer support
    • A written task (if possible)
    • Assessment of English and Math (if possible)

    These are completed in a supportive and informal manner.

  • Enrichment

    The Supported Internship learners will participate in enrichment sessions such as cooking, art, trips or sport/fitness programmes in the College's Student Common Room, Sports Hall or at the local YMCA Leisure Centre.

  • Work Experience

    You must complete (4 days per/week) work experience in a training flat/coffee shop which is an essential part of the programme.

  • Progression opportunities

    Successful completion of this course will lead to:

    • Employment
    • Apprenticeship
  • Alumni

    Intern, Sarah - 'I am enjoying being an intern at SEND Coffee. I learn new skills and I feel prepared to get a job as a barista.'

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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