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Supported Internships

Supported internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, or 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. Alongside their time at the employer, young people complete a personalised study programme which includes the chance to study for relevant substantial qualifications, if appropriate, and English and maths.

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Advice from DfE - Supported Internships

Advice from DfE - Supported Internships

31st May 2017 at 14:21

The Department for Education (DfE) has published updated advice on supported internships called 'Supported internships: Advice for further education colleges, sixth forms in academies, maintained and non-maintained schools, independent specialist providers, other providers of study programmes and local authorities'.

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Supported internships and benefits

Supported internships and benefits

15th May 2017 at 16:30

The Department for Education (DfE) has published updated advice on supported internships called 'Supported internships: Advice for further education colleges, sixth forms in academies, maintained and non-maintained schools, independent specialist providers, other providers of study programmes and local authorities'. This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help recipients develop and offer supported internships.

Tags: Employment, Supported Employment, Guide, Supported Internships

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