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Work Experience

Who is the programme for?

If you are 19 to 25+ years old, have special education needs and require extra support, our Into Work – Enterprise is a great programme to prepare you for work.

You will be in College or at your work placement 2 days a week from 9.30am to 3pm.

What are the entry requirements?

You will have successfully completed the Into Work – Enterprise programme and/or be able to demonstrate working at Entry 3 – Level 1. We would like to meet you for an assessment before you join us at College to make sure this is the right programme for you. You must not be in full time employment and if you are 25+years old you must also be receiving benefits.

About the programme

Our practical programme has been designed to prepare you for the next exciting steps in your life. You will learn skills to start you on your pathway to work.

Choose an area that you have a keen interest in; we have onsite training for:

  • Animal Care
  • Building Maintenance
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Farming
  • Hairdressing and Barbering
  • Horticulture
  • Motor Maintenance

If you are interested in a different career, we will support you to work in an industry of your choice.

We will also prepare you for work, supporting you with:

  • Travel training – using public transport
  • Road safety
  • Keeping safe
  • Following instructions
  • Dressing appropriately
  • Making choices
  • Building confidence and self esteem
  • How to communicate in a work situation
  • Building appropriate relationships in the workplace
  • Working as a group
  • Managing change, coping with new people , new places

You will work towards achieving your Entry 3 Level 1 Award in Personal Development or Skills for Employment.

Here’s how we will achieve it together

You will have a teaching team delivering the programme and a teacher, job coach and a work placement manager to support you with work preparation, employability skills and in your work placement. Maths and English are embedded in the programme content. Other specialist support will be provided as appropriate.

Into Work – Work Experience is offered in a safe setting from Green Man Skills Zone in Loughborough Junction, Vocational Progression Centre in Carshalton and Beaconsfield in New Malden.

Outcomes

Opportunities for supported employment such as volunteering and enterprise schemes, work placement and enrolment on a Traineeship programme

Our Partners

We have some amazing partnerships in our local communities who provide great work placement opportunities, here are just a few:

Beanies, Ronald McDonald, Wandsworth Oasis, The British Red Cross, Be Enriched, Guys and St Thomas Trust, Danni Building Services, Walworth Garden Farm, Premier Inn, Financial Times, The British Heart Foundation, Pepper’s Delicatessens, Wyevale Garden Centre, Nightingale School, David Weir Centre, Mind, Tara Theatre, GCDA Catering, The Dragon Café, Menders Club, Kingston Advocacy, The Children’s Society, Peabody Trust, Juno Glass, Kids City and The Salvation Army.

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
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