Supported Internships

A Supported Internship acts as a bridging year between education and paid employment. It is for young people with an Educational Health & Care Plan (EHCP) who require extra support to be work ready. Usually, you will be based in a host business for a year and have the opportunity to try out three workplace rotations in that time. They will be ‘real world’ jobs where you can develop your employability skills and your understanding of what you would like to do in your future.

A whole team of people will work with you to help you be ready to enter the world of work at the end of the programme. These include a Tutor who will help you work towards Employability, English and Maths qualifications at an appropriate level; A Job Coach who will help you learn your role in each work rotation by breaking the task down into small steps until you can carry out your work independently; A Business Liaison person from the host business will help the team find rotations that match your aspirations.

What will I gain from a Supported Internship?

The aim for every intern on all programmes is to achieve long term paid employment of 16+ hours/week

  • City & Guilds Employability Skills qualification*
  • Maths & English qualifications*
  • Confidence
  • An understanding of professional behaviour
  • A comprehensive CV
  • Interview skills
  • Support after the programme ends to gain and remain in employment

*Qualification levels are dependent on prior qualifications. You may be required to undertake Functional Skills qualifications if you hold Entry 2, Entry 3 or Level 1 qualifications.

Am I eligible for Supported Internship?

To be able to apply for Supported Internship you must:

  • Be aged 17-24
  • Have an active Educational Health & Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Be working between Entry Level 1 and Level 1*
  • Be an independent traveller or be willing to learn before the programme begins
  • Want to get a paid job when the programme ends

*We will require evidence of prior qualifications including English & Maths.

If you are unsure if you are eligible please contact Rachael Heppenstall at or on 07485 347887.

We also offer Supported Internships at our sister college, College of North West London. Click here to their Supported Internships

For more information on Supported Internships courses, please click on the links below.

Course Suitable for Categories
Supported Internship at Goldman Sachs 17 -24 Supported Internships
Westminster City Hall Internship 17 -24 Supported Internships