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Supported Internship – Internal applicants only


Course Overview

Supported Internships are an effective route to progress towards paid employment for young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).

They are designed to enable young people with special education needs & disabilities to achieve sustainable, paid employment by equipping them with the skills and support they need for work, through learning in the workplace.

Internships normally last for an academic year and include unpaid work placements of at least 6-9 months, enabling the supported young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme.

The Supported Internships will be delivered at BCA and will consist of: 2/3 days per week in a workplace (students will need to travel to their workplace each day); and 1 day per week at College focusing on Maths and English, employability and customer service skills.

This course is an internal BCA progression route only for current students.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 04 Jul 2025

Entry Requirements

Students need to have an EHCP, want to go into employment, be willing to learn new skills within a working environment and be committed to accessing a w...

Course information

Some example units include life and work skills.

1 Year

Units of work to support the Internship and enhance employability skills.

Regular visits by Job Coaches and feedback from employers. Students will be supported in building a personal portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the tasks they have undertaken.

Towards paid employment.

Varying levels, dependent on industry.

This course can potentially lead to paid or voluntary employment.

A skilled Job Coach will support you in your industry placement and liaise with the employer to make your placement as successful as possible.

This course is an internal BCA progression route only for current students.

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