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Supported Internships
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

This programme is a structured Study programme based primarily at an employers' premises.  the whole purpose of a Supported Internship is to enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Educational Health Care Plan to achieve sustainable employment, by equipping them with the skills they need to work, through learning in the workplace.

There are different pathways to gaining employment and a supported internship offers a way for young people with learning disabilities who face significant barriers to getting a paid job and a sustainable career..

Participants on this project can expect to be supported for between 12 and 24 months and will undertake a period of time learning skills for work, along with developing independence by using public transport, cooking basic meals and understanding personal safety.  After this, participants will be expected to move from community based work experience placements, into commercial work placements where the individuals will have the chance of a sustainable job at the end of the internship.  The role the participant undertakes in their work experience placement with an employer will meet a real business need for the employer.  Ultimately, we hope all individuals will leave the programme close to the labour market or in employment

Who to contact

Contact name
Gerald Banks
Contact position
01726 77600

Where to go

Access Training (South West) Limited
Access Training (South West) Ltd
7 Tregarne Terrace
St Austell
PL25 4BE

At present we  are able to run this provision throughout Cornwall

Time / date details

When is it on?
2 to 3 days per week in house for the first 6-8 weeks- Days to be confirmed
Time of day
Session information
Various - Team building Exercises,
Employer Visits
Health & Safety Induction
CV Writing
Visit to Link into Learning
Money Management & Healthy Eating
Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities and personal Safety Work via activities and presentations

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
This programme is funded by Cornwall Adult Education.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
To be eligible for this programme, individuals must be aged between 16 and 24. in addition to this they must have an Educational health Care Plan (EHCP) or a Statement of Special Educational Needs that is able to be transitioned to an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP)


Age ranges
From 16 years to 24 years
Referral required
Referral details

Telephone call or e-mail, Our adviser to contact Participant, and invite them in for a meeting. 

Inclusion details

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How we make our service inclusive

This is a centre based programme for the first 6-8 weeks, therefore, all venues used with in Bude or St Austell will be accessible for all participants, and adaptations will be made appropriate for the participant

Staff SEND experience

All our Staff have a Level 3 Advise and Guidance qualification, together with a Teaching qualification either PTTLS or The award in Education and Training.

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

On this programme we take referrals from other providers,schools and colleges, however we can also progress the participant into college (further education) should this be appropriate after there time with ourselves

Support at key transition points

This service would support the participant through key transition points by working with them on a 1:1 basis and assisting them with any problems that may occur, and signpost to the most appropriate service providers that may be available to assist

Other local or national support

We have access to a network of over 50 specialist delivery organisation throughout Cornwall who are all there to supply support to families and individuals.  Nationally, we are fully up to date with what would also be available nationally with regards to supporting families, We would also have knowledge of DWP provision and Access to Work (2) which will be available to these learner should they go into employment.

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

We would enact our Complaints/Compliments procedure. 


Any complaint or compliment relating to any programme should in the first instance be addressed by speaking to the customers key worker. If following this the grievance is not resolved, you should contact Access Training Head Office by telephoning 01726 77600, or alternatively you have the right to complain or compliment in writing to the Directors of Access Training (SW) Ltd. Issues raised will be dealt with promptly and effectively. Receipt of a complaint will be acknowledged on the same working day that it is made by email. Letters will be sent out first class on the day of receipt. 


We undertake to treat the complaint confidentially and to investigate it impartially and thoroughly. A written report will be sent within 10 working days, although every effort will be made to respond in 5 working days, details of the investigation and our proposed remedial action will be included within the response, Details of all complaints will be kept on file and used to assist staff training and annual performance appraisals. 


If you are still unhappy with the response you receive from the department manager you may request that the Director reviews your complaint has been dealt with fairly and in line with our policies and procedures. You will receive a further written response from the directors within 10 working days of your appeal being received, although we aim to respond within 5 working days. 

Last updated: 04/05/2021

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