Learning for Living and Work

Learning for Living and Work Supported Internship Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This course will start September

Entry requirements
  • This course is aimed at students aged between 16 and 24 years of age
  • Ability to travel independently
  • You must have an Education Health and Care plan (EHCP) and is subject to commissioning by your local authority
  • Successful interview and taster sessions
  • A desire to work
You will achieve

You will gain the following;

  • Work-experience with an Employer
  • Experience of applying and searching for employment
  • Reference
  • Potential to gain employment

Last updated: 27th September 2017

Course overview

Barnsley College can offer you the opportunity to gain real work experience with an employer whilst studying for a qualification. The Supported Internship programne will enable you to gain skills needed in the workplace, gain confidence and prepare you for the world of work.

Course content

The supported internship programme will enable you to gain skills needed in the workplace, increase confidence and prepare you for the world of work. You will spend  one day per week in college studying towards a personalised qualification. You will then spend between one and four days each week with an employer developing your skills and confidence in the workplace. A member of staff will work closely with you in the workplace to help you learn new tasks and help you settle in to the job

What will I study?

  • Working safely
  • Working with others
  • Preparing for work
  • Working as a team
  • Work experience
  • Communication skills
  • Interview skills and job search
  • Presentation skills
  • Enterprise
  • Developing social skills
  • Progression planning

Will I get any support?

A member of staff will work closely with you in the workplace to help you learn new tasks as well as a “work buddy” from the employer who will help you settle in to the job

What kind of work could I do?

Everyone is different and therefore able to do different kinds of jobs. The most important thing will be to match your skills, interests and abilities with the right employer. This could include

  • Administration
  • Retail
  • Gardening
  • Catering
  • Estates

Support for Special Educational Needs

Our Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need.

Please contact the Support Coordinator in Learning for Living and Work on +44 (0)1226 216 133/248.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your practical and course work.

What equipment will I need?

Equipment will be provided in most cases.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
Barnsley
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

You may progress to supported employment, paid employment, voluntary work, progression into a vocational area for further study.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Learning for Living and Work Supported Internship Full-time