Courses for learners
with Special Educational
Needs and/or Disabilities
SEND Centre for Excellence
Supported Internship: Into Work
Supported Internships provide an individualised programme of study for 16 to 24 year olds with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.
The programme has one primary aim which is to: wherever possible support young people to move into paid employment.
The programme will usually run for one year, where individualised programmes of study are developed around learners EH&CP outcomes in order to prepare them for adulthood.
We will work closely with the interns, their circle of support, and host employer to ensure optimal opportunity for successfully gaining paid employment (including, where appropriate, self-employment).
A personalised timetable for an intern could include:
- Workplace training with a specialist job coach
- Mentoring to start a business
- English and maths development
- Personal and social development
- Vocational sessions
- Job club
- Employability skills
"None of my success and progression would have been possible without your amazing guidance and support"
“The Into Work team were fantastic all the way through the process, introducing new students to us with consideration for our business needs. Working with students until they are comfortable with us was really helpful and eased the transition for new placements”
No formal entry requirements are needed within Foundation learning. All learner’s are considered on an individual basis and matched to a course that is best placed to meet their needs and support their outcomes and move them towards their aspirations.
What our students say
Toby Wells, SEND
"Weston College Has Changed My Life for The Better in Nearly Every Way Possible. When I First Started, I Was at My Lowest Point, But the College Has Given Me, Confidence, Happiness, Friends And A Direction. I Cannot Thank the Staff Enough Forever Changing My Life For The Better.”
What next: Toby studied Into Work this year and is now moving onto paid employment and progressing to a Media Level 2 programme.