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City College Norwich - Open Day

February 25, 2023
10am - 1pm

City College Norwich

Support 2 Work - Supported Internships (A0154)

City College Norwich

Ipswich Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2LJ

Basic/Key Skill
Entry Level
Preparation for Life and Work

Course Summary

Project Search is a work focused Supported Internship based on a host employers' premises. It is a partnership between City College Norwich and a host employer. Currently we run two projects one at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and the other at Norse Commercial Services. Each student undertakes three different work placements throughout the year. Each placement last for 10 - 12 weeks and the student is fully supported by a mentor in the workplace.

Course Details

There is a one hour classroom session each day which covers;

  • Health and safety in the work place,
  • Healthy lifestyle and being fit for work,
  • Interview skills,
  • CV writing,
  • 'Dress to impress',
  • Budgeting skills,
  • Independent travel and job search skills.

The aim of Project Search is that the students will gain paid employment. The students will be supported at every stage of this process, from application to interview and starting the job. There is ongoing support for each student after the course has finished. This support is provided by Mint who will continue to work with the student for an additional year if required.

The course runs from Monday to Friday 9am - 3:30pm and the group will contain a maximum of ten students.

This is a one year, work focused course, based at a host business and has been designed for students with learning difficulties/disabilities between the ages of 18 and 25 who wish to gain paid employment.

Students will need to have successfully applied for and received funding.

How will it be delivered?

The tutor and job coach will assess each student through observations in the workplace and feedback from the workplace mentor.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required. Project Search is a course for those who have a learning difficulty/disability and who have a strong desire to gain paid employment.

Your next steps...

This course is not linked to a formal qualification. The aim of the course is that it will lead to paid employment. The aim of Project Search is that the students will gain paid employment.

Additional information

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