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Supported Internship - University of West London

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This Supported Internship is based at the University of West London. The internship offers temporary positions within the University of West London that allow you to gain practical experience by working alongside professionals. Interns are encouraged to gain valuable experience in entry level jobs that relate directly to your employment goals.

You will usually be required to work in 3 departments during your internship and offer an opportunity to concentrate on areas of interest or suitability. The aim of your internship is to learn the policies, systems and procedures in place for each department you work in. There will be an opportunity for work rotations in the following areas: Reception, Hospitality & Catering, Office Administration and Customer services. Learners will study for an Award/Certificate in Employability. This will comprise of units such as Working as a Team, Communication Skills in Preparing for work. Oral Presentations and Work Experience.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All applicants should have an EHCP. No educational qualifications are necessary. Learners need to be aware that this is an employability course and the aim is to gain employment following on from the course.

Application process:
- Several presentations take place early in the year where students can register their interest although students can apply directly to the college any time.
- Open Day at University of West London to view the setting, with a presentation and Q & A with staff
- Assessment Day at the University of West London
- potential interns are interviewed and given short tasks to complete.

Successful applicants to be informed shortly afterwards. - Start course in September/register with Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College - Take BKSB initial assessments.

ASSESSMENT METHOD

Interns are assessed continually by on-site staff regarding their progress, attitude, and effort in their work rotations. 1:1 tutor sessions monitor personal progress. Regular Progress meetings involving the intern, Tutor, Job Coaches and parents. Completion of Award/Certificate in Employability and Maths and English RARPA evidencing.

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

The internship programme is geared towards entry level jobs in the Hospitality and Catering, Customer services, Retail and Office Administration. There is great emphasis on transferable skills such as positive attitude to work, striving to do their best, excellent punctuality and attendance record to support interns getting employment in other sectors.

STUDY METHODS

Learners will spend 4 days a week on their internship shadowing staff and working in the University of West London departments as employees, and one day in the training room studying relevant qualifications.

The on-site Vocational Tutor will guide the learners through the training qualifications and prepare them for Maths and English study at the relevant level.

On-site Job Coaches will support the learners in their work rotations, searching and applying for jobs, attending interviews with them when appropriate and aiding them after they have found employment.

There will be regular group and 1:1 tutoring sessions to monitor personal progression, discuss any difficulties and positive steps forward.

FEES

If you will be aged 16 to 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your studies and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course will be free.

You may be eligible for financial help to support with books, travel, course materials and childcare costs – please click here for more information.

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM
COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
Gliddon Road
Barons Court
London W14 9BL

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EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
The Green
Ealing
London W5 5EW

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020 7565 1200
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Beaconsfield Road
Southall
London UB1 1DP

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020 7565 1200
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