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Supported Internship

The Supported Internship aims to give people with Learning Difficulties the opportunity to access an internship with an employer over a determined length of time.The internship will be a real working opportunity which will be monitored and reviewed by Walsall College staff.  The aim of a Supported Internship is for students to secure employment or at the very least have the opportunity to be interviewed for a position with an employer at the end of their internship.

Initially, students will be supported to secure an internship by attending college the equivalent of two or two and a half days per week to work with a tutor to identify and source an internship. Students will also work towards a L1 Employability qualification and English and maths whilst at college. 

Once an internship has been secured, the student will continue to attend college for the equivalent of 1 day per week to maintain their skills in maths, English and Employability whilst also using this time to support them to develop in their internship/workplace.

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By interview. 
The successful applicant must demonstrate a keen willingness to work, to improve and to enhance their career options. The successful applicant will be flexible, be willing to explore all potential career options, will need minimal support to access work and will be able to demonstrate some levels of independence. It is expected that the successful applicants will also have good levels of English and maths, however this will be fully assessed and fully supported should an applicant successfully gain a place on the Supported Internship programme.


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Basic Information

Course Code Q02FXSIN9P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Other
Type Full-Time
Fee Aged 16-18: FREE, Aged 19 & Over: Call to speak to Student Finance
Start Date Sep 04 2019

Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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