Supported Internship - Warrington Hospital
Skills for Independence, Life & Work
Students aged 16-18
What is the course about?
The DFN Project SEARCH Supported Internship programme is an exciting transition-to-work opportunity specifically designed to help 17-24 year olds with an Education, Health and Care Plan to gain the skills and experience they need to succeed in the world of work.
The course is delivered entirely on site at Warrington Hospital, where interns will be fully emmersed in a real-work environment. The overall aim of the programme is to equip interns with the skills needed to progress successfully into the workplace.
Why should I choose the course?
The DFN Project SEARCH Supported Internship is an ideal choice for young people who are thinking about making the transition from education to employment but would like a little extra support to do so. You will gain invaluable, transferable workplace skills giving you the opportunity to kickstart your career.
DFN Project SEARCH is a nationally recognised specialist in the delivery of Supported Internships. 60% of interns on a DFN Project SEARCH Supported Internship gain full time employment at the end of their placement and a further 10% gain part time employment.
A dedicated tutor and job coach will visit you daily in your placement, supporting you to learn your new role and helping your workplace to make reasonable adjustments.
What will I learn?
The DFN Project SEARCH Supported Internship programme is an exciting transition-to-work opportunity specifically designed to help 17-24-year-olds with an Education, Health and Care Plan to gain the skills and experience they need to succeed in the world of work.
This year long programme is delivered entirely on-site at Warrington Hospital and will involve a variety of maths and English sessions and employability tutorials, as well as daily placement sessions working in the hospital setting. Over the course of the year, you will have the opportunity to try three different placements and will be fully supported by a tutor and Job Coach.
What will the course lead on to?
The desired outcome is for you to gain meaningful, paid employment of 16 hours or more per week. Additional or alternative positive outcomes include progression on to an apprenticeship, voluntary work, and independent living.
Are there any links with industry and university?
The DFN Project SEARCH Supported Internship is linked directly with Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a Progress Coach in addition we can offer the following if applicable;
- 1:1 in class support
- Lunchtime and breaktime supervision
- Meet & greet on entering and leaving the college
- Mobility support
- Exam access arrangements
- Orientation Modification of learning materials
- Specialist resources
We also have a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help you during their time at college.
Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support
Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/financial-support
Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Our supported internship coordinator and job coaches will be there to support you every step of the way. They will arrange your placement as well as employer visits and work trials, and will provide one to one practical support if you need it.
We have excellent student satisfaction, with 100% of learners saying they are happy with the course and would recommend it to a friend.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be between 17 and 24 years old, however we recommend that you are 18+.
You should have an active EHCP.
You should be willing and able towork 16 or more hours a week.
It is an advantage if you can travel independently.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
Any costs for to trips and visits or any PPE required will be notified in advance and all costs are kept to a minimum to ensure all learners can participate. Help is available if learners are in receipt of a bursary.
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