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Supported internships at Hereward College

Hereward College, which specialises in educating young people with learning disabilities and additional needs, has been praised by Ofsted inspectors who said students there “enjoy their learning” and “feel safe and protected”.  At Hereward College we believe that emotional self-awareness and resilience is central to achieving life success, independence and well-being. 

Supported internships are study programmes aimed at young people (aged 16-24) with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan to gain experience in the workplace within a supported environment and provide a platform for the young people to further develop their skills and experience in a structured way.

 

Learners take part in the programme with one of Hereward College’s partner employers and spend up to 30 hours a week working in different areas to gain valuable experience with the support of an on-site Job Coach.

 

Interns are onsite at Hereward College one day a week to undertake a City & Guilds qualification in Employability Skills and can take maths and English qualifications suitable to their level.

 

Hereward College’s supported internship programme is open to both external and internal applications. For more information on the application process contact employability@hereward.ac.uk or call 024 7642 6175

 

Hereward College is a college for young people with disabilities and additional needs based in Coventry. Since 1971 we have been offering inclusive provision and specialist facilities for both day and residential learners with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.

 

Our vision is to prepare our learners for the next stage of their lives, providing them with outstanding employability skills and greater control over their future. We have a focus on creating independent individuals who can make more of their own decisions about work, education, health and living.

 

We have extensive partnerships with employers and an expanding supported internship study programme. The internships build upon all the skills that the young people have developed in college and extend them even further in real work situations.

 

Political activity is also important to the Hereward community and we encourage our learners to have a ‘voice’ in the issues that affect them. We also support the Natspec and NUS campaigns which addresses the inequalities faced by young people with learning difficulties or disabilities.

 

We are extremely proud of the achievements of all our learners and our hugely committed and dedicated staff which support them.

 

For more information on full time application or residential enquiries visit www.hereward.ac.uk or email admissions@hereward.ac.uk or call 024 7642 6173.

 

Hereward College, Bramston Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV4 9SW

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