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Bradford College

Skills for Employment: Pre-Internship Pathway

Study Level
Entry Level, Entry Level 3
1 year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


If you have learning difficulties and/or disabilities and want to become more confident and develop skills, our study programmes have been designed to help you develop your skills in a number of different areas to support you in growing your skills, knowledge and independence to take part in life, learning and work activities.

The Pre-Internship course offers school leavers or college progressors with SEND or Education Health Care Plans the next steps in their journey to employment.

  Key Info

Learning is focused on the importance of developing skills for employment in preparation for a Supported Internship with our Partners at DFN Project SEARCH. Learning will be a mixture of classroom based and practical activities within the community as well as a key focus on work experience.

Students will take part in a range of enterprise and fundraising activities, including the skills café project and seasonal fairs.

Students will develop active citizenship and work skills through participation in social action projects with local community groups and our employer partners such as the Canal and River Trust and Bradford City Community Foundation.

Students will develop experience of work through employer visits internal and external work placements to get students ready for their next steps into supported internships.

Transition and progression are developed through a comprehensive transition tasters programme with Purple Patch Arts. Students may also experience vocational tasters within our wide-ranging Entry 3 vocational programmes including hair and beauty, catering, childcare, construction, motor vehicle, horticulture, ICT and more (see our Entry level 3 vocational courses for more info).

There are many fun opportunities for enrichment activities including a residential, theatre and bowling trips and outdoor adventure.

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of Employability and Personal Development skills, English and maths, a tutorial programme, enrichment and experience of work.

Learners will be supported to progress and may move onto our Supported Internship with DFN Project SEARCH, supported volunteering or other community activities.

  • English
  • Maths
  • Employability skills
  • Travel Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Cooking and budgeting skills
  • Wellbeing and health
  • Personal and social development
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Confidence in your community
  • Active citizenship through social action projects
  • Enterprise skills
  • Enrichment
  • Transition tasters with Purple Patch Arts

Learners are expected to be able to work towards Entry Level 3 in their communication, number and personal skills. Learners are expected to have the motivation and skills required for undertaking work experience and a desire to progress into a supported internship or employment.   An interview and initial assessment are essential to see if the course is right for you, and to see if you have any additional support needs.

Your school or careers advisor may be able to arrange a transition visit to meet the team and have a taster of your learning experience.

If you have an EHCP then please be aware that the college needs to have agreed, via the consultation period with your local authority, that we can meet the needs outlined in your EHCP before you can start on a course with us.

Students will work towards an Entry level 3 City & Guilds Employability Qualification. Students will build up a portfolio of evidence through written work, practical tasks and observations. Students will also work towards meeting personal targets which will be reviewed each term.

There will be opportunities for experience of work in our café and enterprise projects and out in the community with our local partners.

Successful completion of this course can lead to further study or employment.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

This course is delivered in partnership with
Bradford City Community Foundation
Canal & River Trust
National Citizen Service
Purple Patch Arts