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17+ Project LIFE - Supported Internship Programme

Entry Level 3
Course Code:
Mid Devon Campus
One year

The Supported Internship Programme offers a personalised, supported pathway into employment.

Employment is the ultimate goal, with the majority of this study programme being spent with an employer and only one day a week in college to develop employability skills, There may also be an opportunity to study for a vocational qualification.


The Supported Internship Programme is designed for those young adults who have an EHCP and the desire to gain paid employment however may not access employment using expected routes.

This flexible study programme includes on-the-job training with a local employer supported by expert job coaches, an employability programme looking at the soft skills of employment, vocational profiling to identify a student's skills and qualities and the chance to study for relevant qualifications, where appropriate.

Work placements will be sought to meet the skills, qualities and aspirations of the young person. Their locality and ability to travel will also be taken into consideration when sourcing an appropriate placement.

During tutorial sessions we will also work together looking at moving on from the college environment and the skills and strategies that may be required to make this a smooth transition.
On-going assessment through Internship Diaries, Employer feedback ,Tutor observation, Employability skills modules undertaken in college
For all learners joining Entry Level Study Programmes, there are no formal entry requirements. Learners on these programmes will study English and Maths at an appropriate level to suit their ability. Students will have a one-to-one interview to discuss their personal learning needs.

There is no formal entry requirement. An aspiration and desire to seek paid employment is the key requirement to success. An informal interview is essential.
The aim for the Internship Programme is to gain paid employment.
If you require any further information on this course, please call the Supported Learning Department on 01884 235238.
Q: Will I get support when I go into the workplace?
A: Yes, we have trained job coaches that will support you until you and the employer feel you are integrated into the workforce and ready to work with colleague support.

Q: Will I be doing English and Maths?
A: Your one day in college will include functional skills.

Q: What are employment soft skills?
A: These are the skills you use as part of a workforce: communication, team working; problem solving and areas that student identify as being challenging.