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Supported internships are a structured study programme based primarily within an employment setting. They enable young people aged 16-24 with an Education, Health and Care plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace. Supported internships are unpaid, and last for a minimum of six months. Wherever possible, they support the young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme.

The year-long programme is designed to support students with learning difficulties who wish to gain paid employment but require some additional support to do so. The intention is that students spend most of their time in the workplace, accessing college to develop Functional Skills and specific workplace qualifications if appropriate.