Course Details

  • Supported Internships are aimed specifically at students with Education, Health and Care plans up to the age of 24 who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If they are motivated about work and want to progress to paid employment, this course can help them on the path to success.

    Students will access up to three different work placements, spending the majority of their timetable on work placement. This is supported with some classroom learning including English, maths, employability and personal development.

    Along with the development of work specific skills such as food hygiene, ICT or manual handling, students will also benefit from increased independence, communication skills and readiness for work. By the end of the programme, they will understand their career options and usually move into paid employment.

    There are currently five locations of Supported Internships, which are located at the following:

    - Manchester City Council
    - Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
    - Oxford Road
    - Wythenshawe Hospital
    - Media City, Salford Quays
    - Manchester Airport

  • Candidates should have a Health Care (EHC) plan and should have an aspiration to move into paid employment.

  • The course will predominantly be assessed through a skills development portfolio of evidence that students will build up during their work placements. They may also complete assessments for the Functional Skills requirements in English and Maths.
    Learners will attend a person-centred review with multi-agency workers to assess progress against individual EHC plan targets.

  • After successfully completing this Preparation for Supported Internship course, you will have the opportunity to progress into a Supported Internship on one of a number of sites. Students will have the opportunity to visit these as part of the programme.
    These include:
    - Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Road
    - Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe
    - Manchester City Council, City Centre
    - Manchester Airport
    - Salford Quays, Media City

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  • Support to achieve on the Supported Internship programme may be subject to agreed local authority funding. Please get in touch with our expert Transition Team for more information.

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