Supported Internships provide on-site practical work training, for young adults with special educational needs to gain work skills, leading to competitive paid employment.

The entry requirements are:

  • that students are aged 18-24 on the 31 August in the year of the programme (however in certain circumstances students are accepted from age 16) and have an Education, Health and Care Plan provided through the Local Authority or be in the process of obtaining one
  • the student must commit to a 5 day a week programme and be an independent traveller or be willing to be trained to do so.

Supported  Internships are designed to develop transferable skills, knowledge and attitudes in readiness for paid employment. Students can develop Employability, Customer Service, Confidence, Maths, English and ICT whilst working alongside employees in a real employment setting. The classroom based learning at the workplace enables young people to try out three different work roles, supported by the tutor and the job coach.

Benefits of the programme:

  • Participate in a variety of placements at a high status local employer
  • acquire competitive, transferable and marketable job skills
  • gain increased independence, confidence, self-esteem and friendship groups
  • receive work-based individual instruction, coaching, support and feedback from the job coach, teacher and host business managers
  • access to qualification in English, Maths and Work Skills.


Further Information

Information on all the Supported Internships available to Barnet Residents is available here: