Posted December 19, 2023
Organisation Little Gate College
Location Eastbourne, Wealden
Little Gate Supported Employment are opening Little Gate College. Starting with students in September 2024.
This is open to people aged 16-24 who have an EHCP and want to be in paid employment and offers two study programme opportunities.
Both study programmes are 4 days a week provisions. The education days will run from The Pelham in Bexhill and the other days will be community based in Bexhill/Hastings/St Leonards, depending on where placements are arranged.
A brief summary of the two programmes:
Future Ready – Learning for Life and Employment – This is a 1-year person centred study programme for those who are interested in the world of work but may not have had the opportunity to develop the key skills needed. Future Ready gives students the opportunity to complete work experience, visit employers in the local area as well as continue with the required education elements. This will be 2 days in education and 2 days out in the community, visiting employers, completing task/community days and completing work experience placements
Supported Internships – This is a 1-year structured, work-based study programme. The core aim of a Supported Internship study programme is a substantial work placement, facilitated by the support of an expert job coach. A supported intern spends the majority of their week in a real-life workplace working alongside colleagues. This will be 3 days on placement and 1 day in education