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This Pre-Supported Internship qualification is designed for young people aged 16-18, or up to 24 with an EHCP who have Special Education Needs and/or a Learning Difficulty and is a BTEC vocational qualification-based course.

You will be out on one-day work-placements across the London Borough of Waltham Forest each week with the support of job coaches during your work experience.

You will be working at Entry Level 2 to Entry Level 3 to improve your employability and personal social skills.

  • 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 2 or working towards Entry 3
  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Maths and English
    • Personal, social and health education (PSHE)
    • Employability
    • Enrichment
    • BTEC Entry 3 Qualification
    • Work experience (1 day a week)
  • 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

    Pre-Supported Internship learners will participate in enrichment sessions such us 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 (1 day per/week) of external work placement which is an essential part of the programme. You will be supported by job coaches to complete your placement based on your needs and requirements.

  • Progression opportunities

    Successful completion of this course will lead to:  

    • Supported Internship or Project Search (Level 1)
  • Alumni

    Learner, Renusaa J - 'I have developed great skills this academic year, and I'm moving forward to my next goal – Project Search. The course, as well as the support received from the Foundation Learning staff, has helped me to become more employable, independent, and competitive in my future aspirations.'

    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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