Pre-Internships and Supported Internships

Pre-Internships and Supported Internships

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For students who are not ready for a full supported internship course, we offer a pre-internship programme.  These students would still get the opportunity to gain valuable work experience within the college setting such as catering, ground maintenance, gardening, receptions, working in a retail outlet and working with the students’ union.​ 

Supported Internships 

This is a work skills based curriculum where students will work with external companies and large organisations such as KPMG, National Express, the local authority parks and countryside / Leeds Catering Agency and Leeds Cleansing Department.  They will be supported by our expert team of job coaches.  Job roles and responsibilities will be carved out specifically for the student’s strengths.


Duration 35 weeks
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston
Course code 70854 / 70847
Fee 16 - 18: no fee.

What you learn

All students will have access to the following as part of their main study programme: 

Progression Pathways – This is a varied curriculum that offers students the opportunity to study towards a specific course or career. Courses are designed so that other students can take part to fit in with their hobbies and interests. All courses will include some work experience that is appropriate to the learner’s ability; this may be as an individual, with support or as a group with their tutor. Courses include – Horticulture / Gardening / Small Animal Care / Retail / Enterprise / Sports and Leisure / Catering & Hospitality. 

English & Maths – Students will also be able to develop or enhance their English and maths skills appropriate to the learner’s ability; this may be towards a qualification or building a portfolio of evidence. There will also be an opportunity for learners to develop these skills in a practical way, handling, using money and paying for items. 

Tutorial – Students will also be allocated a personal tutor who will provide them with pastoral support, information, advice and guidance and help them to progress through their learner journey.


How you will be assessed

Students will build a portfolio of work whilst others may wish to study a qualification to help them prepare for their next steps in either further study, work or supported internships.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course is delivered at the Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston.

Entry requirements

The Foundation Study programme incorporates a bespoke curriculum that promotes independent living, community inclusion, health and wellbeing and employment opportunities. Each course has a progressive and differentiated curriculum to meet students’ needs. The course is suited to those who have a mild to moderate learning disability and / or who need support with managing emotions and behaviour. We accept those learners are 16-18 years old or those who are 19-25 and therefore we provide high levels of individual educational and pastoral support.

What's next


Campus Locations

Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston

Burton Avenue
West Yorkshire
LS11 5ER
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 1.4 MilesWebsite