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Internship - Entry Level - Full Time

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16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course (Some level 2 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)

Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or apprenticeships@stephensoncoll.ac.uk if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21




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Course Overview
This programme is designed to meet the needs of people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities supported by an Education Health and Care Plan. The range of difficulties may include students with learning difficulties, communication and emotional difficulties, physical difficulties, autism and ADHD. This study programme will offer you the opportunity to work alongside real employees within a work placement that has been individually sourced for you. In addition, you will study units of work designed to give insight into what it takes to be a successful employee. The work placement will be tailored to your needs, and you will be supported all the way by a team of staff at the college including job coaches, and learning support assistants. In addition to your work placement, you will study alongside students from the Pathways to Employment course covering units of work such as: understanding your pay and conditions, the role of unions in the workplace and effective communication in the workplace.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
No formal qualifications are required for the course but a student will need to demonstrate a willingness to be flexible and adaptable. The Supported Internship study programme is only suitable for students with an EHCP.

How Long Is The Course?
One Year

What Will I Learn?
As well as developing skills in Maths and English and in addition to your work placement, you will study alongside students from the Pathways to Employment course covering units of work such as: understanding your pay and conditions, the role of unions in the workplace and effective communication in the workplace. You will also be given the opportunity to develop your access skills including reading, handwriting and spelling. There will be discrete opportunities for you to work towards personal objectives to achieve your goals.

How Will I Learn?
Unlike a work experience placement, the student will be supported by a Job Coach throughout the internship. The Job Coach will liaise with the employer and work alongside the intern to help them learn their role and become an effective member of their team. You will also be assessed through the RARPA system of non-accredited learning. RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement. Through initial assessment, a starting point will be established. You will be given five objectives which you will work towards through set skills within each of the units of work you study. At the end of your course, your achievements will be celebrated and you will receive your very own Passport to Excellence. This folder will be a record of all of your achievements within the course, and will also contain references from all of the tutors and other adults that you work with.

How Will I Be Assessed?
You will be assessed through the RARPA system of non-accredited learning. RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement. Through initial assessment, a starting point will be established. You will be given five objectives which you will work towards through set skills within each of the units of work you study. At the end of your course, your achievements will be celebrated and you will receive your very own Passport to Excellence. This folder will be a record of all of your achievements within the course, and will also contain references from all of the tutors and other adults that you work with.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
Following completion of this course, you can progress onto a Level 1 or Level 2 full-time courses, the Supported Internship study programme (for students with EHCP’s only), enter the workplace or apply for an apprenticeship.

Attendance Mode
Full Time

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

Subject Area
SW