Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND Local Offer) inSupported Internship

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A full-time one to two year course for students aged 17-24 years with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), and wish to gain the skills to enable them to progress into employment. The course includes a work placement with a real employer, supported by a Job Coach.

Course Content

Two days a week: Study English, maths and Work Skills at Loughborough College.
Two days a week: Work in a real job role with a local employer with the support of a Job Coach.
[Learners will be matched to a suitable job role as close to their area of interest as possible. Learners will work in a job role for 12 hours per week over 2 days, alongside studying at Loughborough College for up to 10 hours per week over 2 days (approximately)].


The Supported Internship programme is an excellent way to make the transition from education to paid employment easier for learners with SEND. Learners gain valuable employability skills alongside their qualifications to help them get a foot on the ladder of a potential future career.

Learners receive full support from fully trained Job Coaches both in College and at work. They also receive extra support at work from their employers. All of their work is evidenced in the form of an individual Internship Portfolio, which will document their progress throughout the course.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements, however learners will need to demonstrate the willingness and ability to adapt to a work environment.

This programme is for any young person aged 17-24 years, with an EHCP, who:

  • Wants to work but needs extra support
  • Wants to try something different to studying
  • Would like to gain valuable skills as well as qualifications
  • Have completed 1 year in Further Education (on any course with any provider)

Progression Opportunities

Learners will receive an interview at end of the course with their employer, where possible for a paid position, and/or a reference to add to their Internship Portfolio. If they are unable to secure a role with their employer, they will be supported to help them find alternative employment or training.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Saturday 23rd November 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Key Facts


  • August 2020

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time


Entry Level

Course Duration:

12 - 24 Months

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 20/21INTERN1

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