Supported Internship - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This is an employment programme for young people with an Education and Health Care Plan who may need support to transition into employment. The programme aims to provide you with support in the transition to employment, adulthood and independence.

The programme centres on a work placement which can be from one to four days a week. Our dedicated Work Placement Co-ordinator works with your tutors to identify when you are ready for a work placement and supports you throughout the process to ensure you have the best chance to succeed. During your studies, you will also continue to work to improve your Maths and English skills and have a named tutor and Job Coach who have regular contact with your parents or carers.

Employability skills could include:

  • Searching for a job
  • Applying for a job
  • Preparing for interview
  • Communication
  • Independent living skills
  • Personal and social development
  • Personal presentation skills
  • Work experience

Progression Options

On successful completion of the programme, you are prepared to enter the workplace.

Course Summary

Course Title Supported Internship
Entry Requirements

To do a Supported Internship, you need to have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and want to move into employment by the end of the programme.

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It’s a pleasure and honour to study at this College. My tutors and the Learning Support Assistants provide all the support I need and are always there for me. They make it clear they’re working with you rather than taking a leading role.

Jordaine Durban

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