Routes to Employment

Study Area: 16-25
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time

Course Overview

A structured, work-based study programme designed for individuals aged 16 to 24 with SEND, who possess an education, health, and care plan. 

The Routes to employment programme is designed to prioritise practical work experience, therefore it does not provide formal accreditation. The main objective of this programme is to offer students a substantial work placement opportunity in partnership with an employer, facilitated by the dedicated support of an expert job coach. Throughout the programme, students receive comprehensive support in the following areas: 

Nurturing the development of skills valued by employers 

Empowering individuals to demonstrate their value in the workplace 

Building confidence in their own abilities to succeed and thrive at work 

To aid students in making informed decisions about their future career preferences, they are guided through a vocational profile assessment. The programme includes immersive visits to local employers across diverse job sectors. Students are also encouraged to maintain a reflective work placement diary, enabling them to track and celebrate their progress. 

Entry requirements: Prospective participants must possess an EHCP and demonstrate some prior work or volunteering experience. Additionally, a willingness to undergo travel training, if necessary, is expected. 

Interns will engage in work experience placements for up to 16 hours per week, complemented by a full day of personalised classroom-based study each week. The study programme is specifically designed to equip students with the essential skills required for the workplace, emphasising experiential learning. 

Here are some examples of the key topics covered:

Effective job application strategies, interview skills and techniques, personal and employability skills development, health and safety at work principles, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, and first aid training. 

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

The course is open to students aged 16-24 who have an Education, Health, and Care plan who have some work or voluntary experience. 

Progression

Supported Employment: Secure paid employment with internship partner or other companies. Ongoing assistance, job coaching, and accommodations for success in the workplace. 

Apprenticeships: Enhance skills through structured on-the-job training and classroom learning. Earn a wage while gaining a recognised qualification. 

 

Routes to Employment

Study Area: 16-25
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time
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