• Tel: 0116 274 4500
  • Fax: 0116 274 2051
  • Absence Hotline: 0116 274 4565

Gateway College

Gateway Learning For Life And Work Supported Internship Programme

Click here to watch a short film about the Supported Internship programme

Course Duration

1 year course.

Entry Requirements

You must:

Be between 16 & 24years of age.

Have a statement of Special needs and/or an Education Health & Care (EHC) Plan have employment as your main focus. Really want to work and be at the right stage in your learning and development to benefit from a supported internship. Manage behaviour and emotions in the workplace.

Be able to travel independently.

Only have qualifications at Entry/Level 1/2.


At the end of the work placement you will be given a positive reference and it is also hoped that if a job vacancy becomes avail­able you will be offered an interview. You may also apply for an Apprenticeship.

Assessment of Course

You will develop a portfolio of units.  For each unit you will be given an assignment brief and work log book.  You will gain an Edexcel Diploma Skills for Independence and work qualification.

Course Overview

The Supported Internship is focused on giving you the skills and experience that employers are looking for.  The internship involves a Study Programme which includes English, Maths, Work Preparation, an Employability and Personal and Social Development Award/Certificate at Level 1/2, and a high quality work experience placement. The Supported Internship has many benefits; you will be in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or other job as you will have gained employability skills. You will also build your CV and get vital work experience. You will improve your Maths and English and you will have confidence in travelling independently.

Career Progression

You will work closely with the employer and your Internship Tutor to ensure that the placement is in an appropriate area of interest. You will be supported in your placement by frequent visits by your Tutor and regular feedback from your employer.

Download Course Sheet


You are here: Home Prospectus New Employment Based Courses Learning For Life And Work Supported Internship