Supported Internship

Entry Level

A supported internship is a type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have a statement of special educational needs, a Learning Difficulty Assessment, or an EHC plan, who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.

The Cheadle and Marple College Network is proud to confirm a partnership with Pure Innovations to offer a full time programme for Entry Level learners. The course features classroom based learning designed to identify and develop skills needed for employment such as; interview techniques, communication skills and team building.

You can look forward to growing in confidence, building your self-esteem and developing your existing skills and learning new ones. You will also benefit from an individually tailored and on-going work placement in which you will be supported in a job role with a local employer.


Supported Internships have proven to be the most successful way of achieving employment outcomes for young people with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. Upon completion of this course you will be supported to seek supported or paid employment.

More than just a course

You will receive a nationally recognised qualification in employability skills and will gain valuable experience of working in an appropriate job role with a view to progressing on to paid employment at the end of the course.

Extra help

You will be given a suitable work placement and supported by a job coach.

Entry Requirements

This course is for learners working towards Entry Level 3 and Level 1. Applicants are invited into the college for an interview to assess their suitability for the course. There is an expectation that learners are working towards being ‘work-ready’ and are independent travel trained.

“My course is great and the people I work with are really helpful. I’ve have learnt lot so far and would like to get a job after completing my course.”

Supported Internship learner

Lu Barrie
Head of Inclusive Curriculum