Apprenticeships and Supported Internships - Transition Guide


An apprenticeship is a paid job with associated training. It allows you to earn while you learn.  You will get a nationally recognised qualification.

You can apply for Access to Work support when on an apprenticeship.  This is funding or support for people with a disability or health condition. These can be accessed with or without an EHC plan. (See page Access to Work)

Click here for more information on apprenticeships.

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Supported internships

Young people with an EHC plan can take part in supported internships.  These help you prepare for a job or an apprenticeship.

Supported internships are study programmes based mainly at an employer. They are designed to help you and others with SEND get a paid job by giving you the skills you need.

Internships usually last for a year.  They include unpaid work placements of at least six months. Wherever possible, they support you to move into a paid job at the end of the programme.

Click here for more information on supported internships.

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