Supported Internship Job Coach Training

Supported Internship Job Coach Training

As part of the Department for Education (DfE) Internships Work investment programme (announced 2nd September 2022) , BASE is able to provide free training for Job Coaches in Supported Internships in Supported Employment Techniques and/or Training in Systematic Instruction.

BASE has funding to deliver 760 places in England over the next two years and will be able to deliver courses either online or face to face as appropriate to suit training needs.

Supported Employment Techniques training (SET)

SET offers a comprehensive overview of the supported employment process. Supported Internships also follow this process. The course is non-accredited but is based on the knowledge requirements for the National Occupational Standards for Supported Employment. The course covers:

  • the core values of supported employment
  • jobseeker engagement
  • the principles of vocational profiling
  • employer engagement
  • job matching
  • in-work support and career development

The SET training can be provided in the following ways:

Face to face delivery of SET - 5 days broken down into 2 consecutive days one week and 3 consecutive days the following week.  Learners need to attend all sessions.  If learners require face to face they will be a slight delay in organising as we need to ensure we have a cluster in a similar geographical area.

Online – through Zoom or Teams for 6 sessions, 09:30 – 1pm each session.  Usually broken down to two sessions per week for three consecutive weeks.  Learners need to attend all sessions.

Training in Systematic Training

Job Coaches play a pivotal role in providing In-Work support within Supported Internships and Training in Systematic Instruction (TSI) is an internationally recognised method of supporting learning.

TSI is a holistic training method which focuses on errorless learning and painless correction. It can be used to train anyone anything, regardless of if they have additional needs or not but the usual sector it has been used widely for many years is employment. TSI and the Structured Training method is widely recognised as one the pivotal training methods for supporting people with additional needs in the workplace.

TSI explores the power balance between the trainer and the learner with the emphasis being placed on empowering the learner focusing on fading support so that the learner is able to perform what they are being taught independently without any trainer intervention. TSI courses are non-accredited.  

On the TSI course you will be expected to practice your new skills with an individual with learning disabilities, called a Consultant Learner.  The TSI trainer will provide the task, the learner will learn the task and then they will teach the Consultant Learner the task using Systematic Instruction.  The Consultant Learner will be paid for their time via the TSI Trainer.  The day that you are required to work with a Consultant learner will vary depending on which course you are enrolled onto.

Face to face - 4 consecutive days in 1 week or two days (Thurs, Fri) then two days for following week (Mon, Tues) and then a follow up meeting online 4-6 weeks later for 1 day.

Online – 4 or 5 consecutive days through Zoom then a follow up session 4-6 weeks later.

E-Learning and Online – Learners have 3 days to complete e-learning package (6-8 guided learning hours) and then have 2 online taught days the following week and then a month later 2 more online days.

If you are interested in any of these courses, we would be grateful if you would complete the attached enrolment form and return this to or if you have any questions please email us directly.

Inclusive Trading on behalf of BASE, is a Community Interest company, passionate about the development, quality and ongoing professionalisation of the Supported Employment sector. We are incredibly proud to be part of the Internships work, Department of Education funded program, to build capacity into the sector, by training 760 Job coaches across England. Due to large volumes of people making last minute changes or not attending this FREE training, we have had to build in a last-minute cancellation fee to cover the costs associated with the training and ensure we are still able to provide the training to 760 job coaches.

 By completing this registration form you are consenting to pay the late cancellation fee, if you cancel with less than 7 days’ notice, your organisation will be subject to a fee of £150 +VAT to cover the costs.  

The training also requires a commitment and therefore you are signing to attend all days required for the completion of the course, if you drop out part way through, without completing all the days, we will also need to apply a fee of £150+VAT to cover the costs occurred.

We understand that sometimes things happen in life, beyond all our control where cancelling is the only option,  and we will always work with compassion to understand exceptional circumstances.

We hope you enjoy this training and look forward to hearing the impact on your services and doubling the numbers of Supported Internships