Supported Internship Programme

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

The supported internship is a structured study programme based primarily at a host employer which in this case is Trafford General Hospital. The programme is delivered in partnership with Pure Innovations, Trafford General Hospital and Trafford Council. The course enables and supports young people with complex learning difficulties to have the opportunity to gain sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through work experience placements, for example:

* Pharmacy
* Hospitality and Catering
* Domestics
* Linen room
* Administration
* Radiology
* Reception

Students experience 3 work placements, one per term in which they are supported by their personal tutor, Job Coach and Senior Employment officers.
Alongside their time with the employer, young people complete a personalised study programme which offers you the opportunity to study for a relevant qualification which is City & Guilds Certificate in Employability and Personal Development, at Entry 2,3 or level 1 depending on assessment. Attendance is 4 days per week

Further Details

Course Location

Altrincham Campus


College 16-18,Adult

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Foundation Learning

Application form completed.
Initial assessment at Trafford College and interview carried out by Trafford College staff and Pure innovations staff.
School/College review.
It is advantageous if students are or are willing to be travel trained.

* Specialist well qualified staff
* An excellent classroom providing an enriched learning environment
* Individual student laptops
* Job coach is available to ensure learners needs are met.
* Work placements in real working environment in Trafford General Hospital
* Regular placement reviews
Travel training for independent travel is delivered before the official start of the course.

Learners will complete the following core units:

Module 1: Planning for progression – the aim of the unit is to help you to plan for progression by understanding your programme and the facilities and support available and by being able to recognise and build on personal strengths.

Module 2: Work based experience – the aim of this unit is to help you develop your skills in, and understanding of, the workplace by preparing for, attending and reviewing work experience.

Working towards paid employment at the end of course.

Assessment is usually carried out by:

* Written work
* Videos
* Photos
* Tutor observation
* Peer evaluation
* Projects

A portfolio of work is built up throughout the course.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

For learners 19+ years old, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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