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Supported Internships

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What is a Supported Internship?
  • Structured, work-based study programme for 16 to 24-year-olds who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan.
  • The core aim of a supported internship study programme is a substantial work placement, facilitated by the support of an expert job coach.
  • Supported interns are in full-time education and their supported internship work placements are part of their course.
  • Supported interns spend most of their learning time - typically around 70% - in the workplace.
Who can do a Supported Internship?

16 – 24 year olds who 

  • have an EHCP and
  • want to find a job

There are no qualification requirements.

To take part in the NHS programme, students must be aged 18 or above. 

What does a Supported Internship involve?

Classroom Learning

  • Personalised study programme delivered by Woodlands Meed tutors
  • A chance to study for relevant qualifications (Including Maths and English)
  • Continue to improve Maths and English skills


  • Most of your time will be spent at work
  • You will learn how to do different jobs
  • You will have a Job Coach to help you learn the job
Woodlands Meed Programmes

Working in the NHS in Worthing, West Sussex.

Work placements in local businesses in Burgess Hill, West Sussex.