Course information

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 the majority of their time in the workplace, accessing college to develop Functional Skills and specific workplace qualifications if appropriate.

Currently we are offering the programme to students who have completed at least one academic year in a vocational area at Petty Pool. The Petty Pool model of internships offers a programme where students work in their chosen vocational area.

Initially, interns attend college for two days a week and take a placement for the remaining two. The aim is that the work placement increases to three days a week in the second and third terms. Interns are supported by job coaches until they are more confident to work alongside their colleagues. They are also travel-trained to ensure the sustainability of the job. Ultimately, the goal is paid employment in the placement companies.

All students, whatever vocational pathway they take, will have individualised Functional Skills sessions (Maths & English) and undertake qualifications whenever possible.

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