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Supported internships

Gateshead Council's Supported Internship enables learners to complete a supported work placement and spend one day per week in education to complete the qualifications below and achieve a Certificate in Skills for Employment Training and Personal Development. Learners must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to access this one year E1-L2 programme.

Learners spend up to four days per week in a work placement, following the hours and work patterns of the business. They learn the skills needed for their role with the support of a TSI trained job coach who will liaise with employers and support them throughout their placement.

Learners receive independent travel training including planning a route, making a journey safely, paying for tickets and competence to travel to and from the work place. Travel training will continue until support workers, parents/carers and the Intern are confident.

Learners will complete the following qualifications:

  • Maths - E1 to L2

  • English - E1 to L2

  • Digital Skills - E1 to L2

  • Customer Service Skills - E1 to L2

  • Health and Safety in the workplace - E1 to L2

  • Interview Skills/Employability - E1 to L2

  • Optional Childcare/other accreditation

For more information contact Gateshead learningSkills on 0191 433 8528 or email

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