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Project SEARCH Supported Internships

Project SEARCH is for young people who are ready for employment and want help to train themselves into work.

1 Year
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications needed

Course Info

This is a work-based learning option that offers a hands-on opportunity to try out different job roles and work with a teacher and job coach to develop work skills and apply them in a real work situation.

There are no qualifications attached to Project SEARCH as the focus of the course is to help people into employment.

Calderdale Royal Hospital are involved in employment opportunities for our interns and this leads to roles such as Admin Assistant, Housekeeper and Engagement Support Worker.

All learning takes place at the hospital with a qualified Course Leader and a Job Coach supporting the teaching and skills development.


Why study Employability & Life Skills at Calderdale College? 

At Calderdale College we provide skills and training to support young people in preparation for adulthood, whatever their long term goals and aspirations.

  • Learning takes place in small groups in a dedicated area of the College
  • Our experienced team of SEND Specialist Tutors and Personal Skills Assistants, provide tailored support according to individual needs. This may be academic, behavioural, emotional and personal care assistance where required
  • Skills development takes place through a varied curriculum offering a multi-sensory approach to learning. There is a focus on developing communication and social interaction skills and confidence by working with a range of adults and peers.
  • Being part of a larger general further education college, our students benefit from opportunities to develop independence and self-help skills on-site everyday. They quickly settle into the busy environment and learn to navigate the building with decreasing levels of support


Teaching takes place in small groups in designated classrooms that are equipped with all the necessary resources.

Delivery methods include group works, role play, multi modal blended learning and practical activities in the classroom and out in the community.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

You will be required to attend an assessment day and interview with the Course Leader and Job Coach. At the interview, you will have the opportunity to find out about the Study Programme and ask any questions you may have.

You will also need to provide evidence of previous learning and a copy of your Education, Health and Care Plan.

Additional Assessment for Learning will take place during the two week Summer School induction to ensure that learners are on the correct level to suit their skills, ability and previous learning.