The aim of this course is to support leaners into paid employment.
What can this course lead to?
Who is it for?
This bespoke study programme is aimed at young people aged 16-24 with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) who would like to get a job but may need some additional support. You will be assisted by a Job Coach (where required) who will help you breakdown tasks so you can work independently and gain confidence in the work place.
What is covered?
This course is designed to prepare young people with additional needs for employment. Students spend 1-2 days per week at college and 2-3 days per week on an unpaid work placement.
Our Supported Employment Advisors will spend time with you and learn about your interests, skills and abilities. From this, they will then decide what kind of workplace will be best suited for you.
You will be supported by a job coach throughout the duration of the course who will support you within the workplace until you feel ready to go to work on your own. Job coaches can also provide support for things like travel training, budgeting, and life skills.
You will learn lots of new skills which will help you find paid employment at the end of the course. When you join the course you will have a bespoke package created for you depending on what qualifications you want to achieve.
You will have the opportunity to achieve your English and Maths qualifications and an additional Employability qualification which is offered alongside our course.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
There are no entry requirements for this course, however, it is only open to individuals with an EHCP. This course is usually the final option before leaving college. You should also have a desire to obtain employment.
There may be additional costs related to travel to and from your workplace. You may also be required to purchase a uniform.
Please note that the course runs throughout the college holidays; any holidays will need to be booked with your employer.
Start date: 02/09/2024
Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 19-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.