Learning for Living and Work

Learning for Living and Work Supported Internship Full-Time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September.

Entry requirements

  • You will need to have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)  
  • ‘High Needs’ funding for your support agreed by your local authority
  • Attend an ‘interview’ with a staff member  
  • Attend taster/transition sessions in the department to help you settle in before you start 
  • You must be aged between 16-24 years old 
  • A desire to get a job following the programme  
  • Be able/willing to travel independently 

You will achieve

You will achieve: 

  • Attend a work placement for 1-4 days a week and become an integral part of the team in your workplace 
  • Achieve a personalised qualification for the time that you spend in College 
  • Continue to develop your Maths and English skills where appropriate 
  • Achieve your personal development targets 
  • Increase your confidence, independencesocial and work skills, making new friends along the way 

Course overview

The Department of Learning for Living and Work is a specialist department in the College, for students with additional and complex learning needs.

Each student will follow a highly personalised curriculum, individual learning plan, work at an appropriate yet challenging level of Maths and/or English and enjoy learning about a number of topics in our weekly tutorial programme.

Students are grouped with peers who are working at a similar ability and in most cases, classes have no more than nine students in. Support workers are on hand to support and develop maths, English, reading and writing skills, encourage and promote participation in groups, allow students to work independently but also provide support to break down tasks where necessary. Staff are highly skilled and trained to support, stretch and challenge students in order for them to achieve their long term aspirations. Staff also provide support where students may need extra assistance such as feeding, personal care and way finding.

Course content

You will : 

  • Learn how to work as a team and on your own. How to prepare and take part in an interview, create a great CV, learn how to effectively look for a job that suits you, your interests and abilities. 
  • Develop your independent travel skills 
  • Agree, set and achieve personal targets that prepare you for your future goals  
  • Attend a work placement to put into practice your in-class learning experience 
  • Develop or enhance your social and communication skills, how to work safely, how to work with others and much more! 
  • Have support from a ‘Job Coach’ to help you learn new skills, tasks and to settle in at work 
  • Experience engaging talks from guest speakers to motivate and inspire you on your next step to employment  
  • Visit a range of employers to gain further knowledge of what it’s like to work in different sectors of the working world! 

Assessment will be throughout the year 

We will discuss this with you, but in most cases we will provide everything you need.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

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.’

Extra information

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

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

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