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Information, Advice and sources of support for young people in Suffolk

Supported Internships

Supported Internships are study programmes designed for young people aged 16-24 with an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP).

The supported Internship is a final year of education with the goal of the programme to support young people with SEND to transition into employment.

It involves being in the workplace for most of the week, travelling to and from your place of work.

For more information on Supported Internships please visit the Suffolk Local Offer Website here

Aged 16-24? With an EHCP? If you're looking at getting into employment - A supported internship could be for you!
A study programme to support you into gaining paid employment. Working for an employer, Supported by a job coach.
Supported Internships are available at Suffolk New College, Suffolk Rural college, On the coast, West Suffolk College, Eastcoast College, One Sixthform college, WS training, Shaw Trust. If you need help finding your local provider, contact us at

Who will support me?

Some of the terms and people you may hear referred to include:

The learner accessing the programme. Aged 16-24, with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and wanting to access employment.

The staff member supporting in the Workplace, trained in Supported Employment (SET) and Training using Systematic Instruction (TSI).

The organisation you work for and the place where you work as an Intern, the staff here will also support you to learn your role and become part of the team. These people are your colleagues.

The education provider offering the study programme, this could be a college or similar training establishment and your Tutor will be based here.

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