Foundation Learning

Supported Internships (September 2023 Start)

Start Date: 07/09/2023
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 26/06/2024
End Time: 17:00
Day(s): Monday to Friday
Site: Yeovil District Hospital


Course Overview

This programme is designed for learners in their final year of college with an EHCP (if over 19) or additional learning needs. You will be based in a local business where you will be supported by college staff. You will experience various job roles suited to your skills and interests which will enable you to gain skills required by an employer.

Work Experience & Industry Placements

You will work in your placement for about 20 hours a week, giving you experience of all aspects of the world of work, including interviews, staff training and work procedures including health and safety.

Qualification Gained

Qualifications include: NOCN Certificate in Employability Skills L2, NOCN Certificate in Employability Skills Level 1, Certificate in Using Employability Skills Entry 3, Maths and English Functional Skills or GCSE.

After The Course

The programme is designed to give you skills and confidence to enable you to progress into full or part time work. During your second and third term the emphasis is on interview skills, identifying job opportunities and applying for jobs with full support from staff.

What Will I Learn

Topics covered include: Health and Safety, interview skills, communication skills at work, presentation skills, working as a team, action planning and making career choices.

English And Maths

You use maths and English skills all the time in work and they are crucially important for employers. You will focus on the skills relevant to the industry that interests you.

Our Lecturers

You will be taught by lecturers and supported by staff who have experience of working with local businesses and supporting learners during their internship placement.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

You will spend much of your time within your placement, gaining skills and knowledge required to complete your qualification units. Your class time will be spent ensuring you understand work based procedures, working on CV building, applying for jobs and practising interview techniques. You will complete written units and receive feedback during and at the end of each unit.


This is your time and opportunity to review progress. We will provide appropriate support, set your targets, keep you on track and ensure you achieve the very best outcome for yourself.

Course Expenses

You will be expected to wear suitable clothes for work. This is typically smart black trousers, sensible shoes or trainers (black) a black or blue jumper and a navy polo shirt (short sleeved).

How Will I Be Assessed

The study programme is assessed through a range of units that you will complete in class time. There won't be any final exams except for maths and English.

Entry Requirements

You will be expected to be road safe, be an independent traveller and be able to act in a mature way at work. Although you will be supported in the workplace, you will not have 1:1 support, so the ability to work for periods of time independently is vital.

Required Experience

You will be expected to have successfully completed some work experience in your current year at college.

How To Apply

You can apply online, or for further information call 01935 423921 or e-mail info@yeovil.ac.uk