Entry Level and Supported Learning
Develop your confidence and personal independence!
Our Inclusive Learning courses are designed to prepare you for a range of work opportunities or life skills in or outside of college. These courses will help you develop your confi dence
and personal independence and also offers you the chance, where appropriate to take part in work experience as part of your programme. The course also benefits from links with supported employment services and the College work experience co-ordinator.
Our new Supported Internship programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people with additional needs who want to get into work. Students will receive a personalised study programme; spending 3 days per week at an employer and 2 days per week in college. College time will be focused on students improving their English and Maths skills and completing additional courses that are relevant to their placement. Internships are unpaid and last for a period of 6-12 months. Wherever possible, an internship will help you to move into paid employment at the end of the programme.
Students on an internship will receive one-to-one support from a qualified Job Coach. Job Coaches will use vocational profiling to identify students’ skills and aspirations and then match students to a suitable employer. Job Coaches provide direct support in the workplace at the beginning of the placement and will then remove support once the student feels independent in the workplace. Job Coaches teach students new skills using Systematic Instruction: a training method using demonstrations and non-verbal prompts.
Our Current Partners
We have established some great relationships with very supportive local employers. For the 2016/2017 academic year, we have students placed at The Marriott Hotel, Central England Co-operative Food, Waitrose, Westcombe Engineering, and Vivacity Libraries.
- Must be aged 16-24 at the start of the course
- Must have an Education, Health and Care Plan or be in the process of applying for one
- Must be motivated towards gaining employment
You can catch up with the latest news and information regarding Internships on Twitter. Follow @PRCInterns