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Our supported internship programme is a nationally recognised qualification for people aged 16 to 24 with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).
The aim of our one-year programme is to support you into employment through practical workplace training and classroom-based learning at Bridge College.
We'll work with you to find a placement based on your interests and a location you can easily travel to in Greater Manchester. Throughout the year you’ll follow accredited units linked to the workplace and develop essential literacy and numeracy skills.
Our multidisciplinary team will be on hand to help you - you'll get your own tutor, workplace mentor, job coach and access to our team of therapists.
We have particular expertise in working with students with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs and autism.
There are lots of ways you will benefit from our supported internship programme:
We’re currently taking applications from students to start a supported internship in September 2020.
If you'd like to speak to us to find out more about the programme you can call us on 0161 487 4293 or get in touch by email.
If you're ready to apply you can fill in our online form. Parents or carers are also welcome to apply on your behalf.
Once we've received your application, we'll get in touch with your Local Authority and invite you in for an assessment visit.
During this visit, you'll do some work-based tasks and an assessment to see how independent you are with these tasks and skills. We'll also test your literacy and numeracy skills and identify any access requirements that will need to be considered to make your placement successful. Don't worry - we know you might be nervous, so we'll do everything we can to help you feel more comfortable!
We'll be in touch with your Local Authority on the outcome of whether we're able to meet your needs after this initial assessment.
The college’s assessment team will be able to identify whether any other learning programme offered by the college is better suited. Bridge College offers a variety of individualised learning packages for young people with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs and autism.
No, but you must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and be aged between 16-25 years old. The college will request funding from the Local Authority if you would benefit from this learning programme and have the desire to get a paid job.