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You'll be encouraged to look at the barriers that are preventing you from working independently, all with an end goal of finding a job to suit your aspirations. 

Course content 

Your first year will be spent looking at lots of different types of jobs and careers and meeting different employers and businesses. This will be a fantastic opportunity for you to see what work is really like and what suits you. You'll also spend time building your confidence of being independent; so things like learning how to get to work and problem solve on your own. In your second year you'll get to carry out six months' work experience at a business of your choice. You'll have loads of support and regular reviews to make sure you get the most of from your experience.

Additional Qualifications 

You'll be able to study for your Emergency First Aid at Work qualification plus English and Maths where necessary. 

Entry Requirements:
  • You'll need to be 18 - 24 with an Education, Health and Care plan
  • If you've got Entry Level or Level 1, 2 or 3 vocational qualification skills this will be a suitable course
  • You'll need to want to work and feel ready to take the steps to start working
  • This is an ideal course if you have learning disabilities or difficulties getting into paid work


1 year, 3 days per week, full-time

I chose a Supported Internship at Plumpton as I felt it met my needs - it meant I was able to go into the Waste Profession industry which is an area that I'm passionate about. I also like the fact the course helps you with other skills to prepare you for adulthood such as getting the bus, building confidence and making friends. I have enjoyed the varied work placements and having a Supported Internship has definitely got me closer to my goal which is to be a happy Recycling Operative. 

Jack Smethem

Supported Internship


If you’ve decided that the land-based industry is the area you’d like to work in, you’ve come to the perfect location.

  • We’ve got brilliant practical and demonstration facilities for you to enjoy as part of our 800 hectares of space.
  • With the latest equipment and modern facilities, come and explore our countryside, farms, fisheries, horticulture and much more.

Future Opportunities

A high number of our Supported Internship students gain full or part-time employment as a result of completing the course. Alternatively you may be able to progress onto another course at college.

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