Supported Internships are for young people aged 16 to 18 with learning difficulties or disabilities, or aged 19-24 with an Education, Health and Care Plan, who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so. The overall goal of Supported Internships is to move young people with additional needs into paid employment.
The structured 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. The job coaches also provide support to employers, increasing their confidence of working with young people and helping to understand the business case of employing a diverse workforce.
Supported Internships reflect the following principles:
– 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 skills and qualities
– The opportunity to study for relevant qualifications
Learners will have the opportunity to work towards grade 4’s in Maths and English if not already achieved. This will be done through formal exams. The course itself will be recorded by a work placement log book which will be evaluated by the learner’s mentor in the workplace and the job coach.
For all learners joining Entry Level Study Programmes, there are no formal entry requirements, however you will have a one-to-one interview to discuss your personal learning needs. You will also be required to study English and Maths at an appropriate level to suit your ability.
The aim of this programme, is for learners to move into paid employment, further training, supported employment or an apprenticeship.
Every full-time student at Petroc will have their own Study Programme which will include:
– Your academic or vocational qualification.
– Maths and English Language development – if you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 in either of these subjects.
– Work Experience – hours will vary depending on your qualification and course level.
– Tutor Support – to support your personal, academic and professional development.
– Sustainability – helping you to identify how you can improve the sustainability of your future employment sectors.
– Personal Development Awards – developing six key areas of personal and employability behaviours to prepare you for the working world.
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Why Petroc should be your first choice
Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.
We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community.
Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments.
We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.