Creating an inclusive workforce
Weston College is a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Centre for Excellence and a Queen’s Anniversary Prize winner for our outstanding inclusive practice.
This means we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise which we're keen to share with employers.
Get in touch today to talk about how we can help support your organisation.
How your business can benefit
Our specialist staff work closely with you to help you understand the needs and targets of learners. This will allow you to match appropriate job roles with learners and enable them to work independently and autonomously.
Into Work – Supported Internship Programme
Supported Internships provide an individualised programme of study for 16 to 24-year-olds with SEND.
The programme usually runs for one year, and is developed around learners’ Education, Health and Care Plan (EH&CP) outcomes to prepare them for adulthood.
Our specialist ‘job coaches’ work closely with interns as well as their support network and employer to increase prospects of paid employment.
Autism Awareness Course
Our online Autism Awareness course is designed for people who work, or have contact, with individuals on the autism spectrum. This course will help you understand the impact autism can have on an individual’s day-to-day life and how to support them.
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course that teaches you how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental illness and provide first aid.
British Sign Language for Frontline Staff
British Sign Language is an invaluable skill if you are in a customer-facing role or have a deaf colleague. It opens the channels of communication and will allow you to communicate effectively.