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Supported Internships - Full-time

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Course outline

The Supported Internship is an exciting opportunity to gain realistic employment and training.

During the course you will enhance your skills and ensure you are ready for the world of work.

You will be supported by dedicated staff who will identify the skills you need to ensure you find the right job opportunities for you with our comprehensive contacts of local employers.

The majority of the programme is dedicated to the workplace. But you will also, have individual tutorials, enhance your maths and English skills and gain an employability qualification to demonstrate you know how to find work and identify the skills you need to progress.

About Supported Internships

The aim of supported internships is to prepare young people with complex needs for paid employment by:

  • supporting them to develop the skills valued by employers
  • enabling them to demonstrate their value in the workplace
  • developing confidence in their own abilities to perform successfully at work.

Whilst the ideal outcome from a supported internship will be the offer of a paid job from an employer, possibly the employer who hosted the intern’s work placement, other outcomes include:

  • building up experience for a CV, demonstrating that the young person has the skills and willingness to work
  • changing the perception of employers about employing people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
  • changing the perception of the young person’s family that they can work
  • improving skills in English and maths that enable the young person to be better prepared for work, including handling money, interacting with the public, and practising interview skills
  • becoming independent travellers

How to apply for this course

It's not too late to start this course this academic year or you can apply to start in September 2021.

Choose a start date below and press apply now.

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Location Date
664 Nuthall Road

Start: 7th September 2020

Course code: C000259 / Q001526

664 Nuthall Road

Start: 6th September 2021

Course code: C000259 / Q001526


1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You must have an EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plan) or a recognised assessment of need from your Local Authority.

No formal qualifications required. We will invite you to sit an Initial Assessment and will be looking for a result of Entry Level 2 or Entry Level 3.

If your Initial Assessment results are lower than this, you may be suited to a different course, but don't worry, as after your Initial Assessment, we'll always clearly explain all your options.


You will carry out elements to achieve competence in each component of the course. You will be supported to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your skills and achievements in every area of the programme.


Employment in your chosen area of work.

Additional information

You can read more about how we support our learners here.

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

Duncan Jones And Mum Linda

Duncan loves College and he's come on in leaps and bounds this year. I can't praise Dee Edwards at Nottingham College enough for all she's done for Duncan, and the support and communication which I need and appreciate.

Linda Duncan's mum

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