Supported internships

Who is it for?

Hedleys College Supported Internship is a new study programme building on he college’s brilliant success of supporting students with severe/complex disabilities into employment. The programme is for interns aged 16-24 years old (with an SEN statement, LDA or new Education Health and Care Plan) who want to move into employment.

What is it?

It is a personalised study programme based at one of our tried and trusted external employers premises. The programme is designed for young people with severe and complex needs, equipping them with skills for the future world of work to match students’ long term career goals.

The programme involves on-the-job training provided by the college work experience job coaches and specialist support from the college therapy team.

Young people can choose from a range of qualifications and awards to match their own career goals and all interns take part in structured study to improve their ICT, communication and numeracy skills. Life skills training for mobility and travel is available from College tutors and Instructors.

Hedleys College Specialist Support

Hedleys already provides outstanding services to local employers and young disabled people through the College and Percy Hedley Foundation Employability Project. The Employability Project has been established since 2008 and offers training and support to local employers who work with us.