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 their time at an employer’s premises four days per week. They’ll have one short classroom session each day, and spend the remainder of the day training and working in real job roles, developing independence, exploring customer service and boosting their employability skills.

    Along with specific work-related skills like food hygiene and manual handling, students will also benefit from improved communication abilities and the chance to deal with common problems that might arise. 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

  • Students must be highly motivated to take part in work placements and to move into employment.
    Age 16-24 and have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
    Students will take part in an informal assessment as part of the application process.

  • The course will predominantly be assessed through a 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-centered review with multi-agency workers to assess progress against individual EHC plan targets.

  • After successfully completing this Supported Internship course, you will be able to progress into paid employment in a number of roles. A Pure Innovations Employment Officer will help you to apply for suitable jobs, whether that’s with the employer where you have been working, or an alternative one in the area.

    Careers page
  • 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.

    Fees, finance and funding page
  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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