Supported Internships guidance

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This document was published by the Department for Education in June 2014 and supercedes the earlier guidance issued in October 2013. It offers guidance to colleges, supported employment providers and employers on organising supported internships.

This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help recipients develop and offer supported internships.

This advice is for:

  • further education colleges
  • sixth forms in academies, maintained and non-maintained schools
  • independent specialist providers
  • local authorities
  • other providers of study programmes

This advice outlines:

  • what is a supported internship
  • the partnership approach of supported internships
  • the roles of partners and skills across the partnership
  • what a programme looks like
  • how to prepare young people for supported internships
  • how to fund supported internships
  • sources of funding after the supported internship ends