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Skills for Life Supported Internship

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Course Description

Our Skills for Life Supported Internship accommodates young people who have challenges/barriers to entering education, employment or training at Level 1. The programme aims to provide a broad learning experience with the development of the personal and social skills you need to access employment. This course is designed to be the final step in education before employment.

For those learners who have successfully completed our work skills programme or are more work placement orientated, this qualification allows the learner to enhance their employability skills further through a two-day work placement for the full 36-week course.

Learners will also attend college for 1 day per week for tutorial support and to complete either functional skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on prior achievements.

This course is taught at our Middleton campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

Entry Requirements

Learners need to demonstrate their willingness to achieve sustainable employment and should be able to complete a supported work placement.


Topics on this course include:

  • Employability skills
  • Communication
  • Customer service
  • Work Experience

Work Experience

Work placements are an integral part of the Supported Internship programme. Learners on this course are required to attend placement for two days every week throughout the college year.

The college support each learner throughout the placement experience; from locating an employer, through the interview process and whilst they are undertaking the work experience. Placements are allocated based on learner skills, ability and confidence levels.


Students who successfully complete this course progress into either employment, traineeships or apprenticeships.

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