Supported Internships are study programmes for young people with an EHC plan who would like to progress into work.
They enable young people from the age of 16 with a plan to get the support they need to achieve paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work. Young people learn through work placements and directed employability courses with their provider.
Supported Internships are unpaid and last for a minimum of six months, more usually a year and where possible, result in paid employment.
Interns spend most of their time with an employer but alongside their work placement, they follow a personalised study programme which includes English and maths if appropriate and other qualifications that are relevant to their chosen progression path.
Advice on Supported Internships and preparation for adulthood can be gained from Education Inclusion and Transition teams.