Work Matters - Supported Internships
Work Matters 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.
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,
'Dress to impress',
Independent travel and job search skills.
The aim of Work Matters 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.
Why Our College?
We have purpose built facilities for our inclusive learning students, including our purpose build Rug Room for students with Autistic Spectrum disorders, and our PAL building, for students who are preparing for adult life.
A centre for excellence
The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has named City College Norwich as one of three Centres for Excellence in SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) in England
Our Inclusive Learning courses help you to progress to your next step through our bespoke group programmes delivered by a team of dedicated staff
No formal qualifications are required. Work Matters is a course for those who have a learning difficulty/disability and who have a strong desire to gain paid employment.
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.
The tutor and job coach will assess each student through observations in the work place and feedback from the workplace mentor.
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.
Students will need to have successfully applied for and received funding.