Supported Internship - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This is an employment programme for young people with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) who may need support to transition into employment. The programme aims to wherever possible to support you to transition into paid employment. It will also support the development of independence skills in preparation for adult life.

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 you and your tutor to identify an internship match with an employer and supports you throughout the process to ensure you have the best chance to succeed. You will also develop your employability skills to support your progression within the work place.

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.

Assessment Methods

Following an initial assessment to establish your starting point, you will be given an assessment plan for all aspects of your development and be assessed throughout in partnership with the employer. Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence including photographs, practical and written assessments. Staff also observe you in lessons and on work placement. Your progress will be monitored using RARPA (Recognising & Recording Progress & Achievement). If not already achieved, you will be entered into of English and/or maths qualifications at the appropriate level, Functional Skills or GCSE. You will attend English and maths lessons every week and complete an exam at the suitable time of the year.

Progression Options

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

Course Summary

Course Title Supported Internship
Entry Requirements

Applicants must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and want to move into employment by the end of the programme. Entry is subject to a successful interview and initial assessment.

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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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