Leicester Works Programme – Supported Internship

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Course Overview

The course aims to improve the employment chances of people with a learning disability, as well as raise awareness of the benefits for businesses in thinking differently about who they recruit. We are committed to developing the skills needed to become a valued employee. You will work towards improving your maths, English and ICT skills and complete recognised qualifications in functional skills and employability skills. Most of your timetable will be within supported work placements either in the university hospitals, city schools or City Council opportunities. You will be assigned a trainer assessor who will support you on your placement to learn new skills, problem solve, work as a team and communicate effectively.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

You will spend most of your time within supported work placements outside of the College campus. You will complete maths and English to an appropriate level. During your time on the course you will develop your CV and explore what it is really like to have a job. You will be assigned a supervisor whilst on placement and be supported by a trainer assessor. You will have regular opportunities to meet with your key worker to discuss additional support and development needs.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but you must show a commitment to work and be prepared to take part in our travel training programme. At your interview you will need to show that you can achieve 90% attendance.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

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What Happens Next

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your
qualifications, a reference and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your
application has been successfully processed, you will be invited to attend an interview at the
College which will give you the opportunity to discuss your individual requirements. You will
also be able to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the
facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

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