Key Details

  • Available at
    Dolgellau, Llangefni
  • Level
  • Study Mode
  • Programme Area
    Independent Living Skills
  • Course Length

    1 year

  • Course Type
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Bilingual

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

This is a one-year internship programme supporting young people with a learning disability and/or autism to gain the skills/ experience and qualifications to move into paid employment.

The aim of supported internships is to prepare learners for paid employment by:

  • Supporting them to develop skills valued by employers.
  • Enabling them to demonstrate their value in the workplace
  • Developing confidence in their own abilities to perform successfully at work.

Entry Criteria

An offer of a place on this course is subject to a successful outcome from a series of transition meetings and a referral from Social Services, School Additional Needs Coordinator, Special schools, Independent specialist schools and colleges and Careers Wales.
Offer of a place on the course is subject to the young person's desire to gain paid employment.


The programme is delivered within the host business. The interns will receive formal teaching at the beginning and end of every day.


After setting and agreeing individual targets, learners will be assessed within their internships. Learners may complete a formal qualification if appropriate to their employment outcomes.


Paid employment.

Campus Information Dolgellau

Sgiliau i Waith - Skills for Work. In partnership with Agoriad Cyf and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Based on the ‘Engage to Change’ - Agoriad Cyf Internship model. Interns start in September and complete Agored and college enrolment forms and follow induction and training schedules according to job roles that have been identified. The training incorporates the core skills, Employability (mainly), Health and Wellbeing, Independent Living Skills, The Community, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy.

As part of the schedule, all interns will take part in a ‘Community Participation’ exercise half way through the programme where they will actively take part in a volunteering role in the local area. This could be in the form of gardening or painting or visiting local care homes to talk to the clients.

Campus Information Llangefni

Working in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr, Agoriad Cyf. (Engage to Change) and Project Search, the aim of the programme is the World of Work. The training incorporates the core skills, Employability, Health and Wellbeing, Independent Living Skills, The Community, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy. Learners work within the hospital as interns and experience up to three rotations within different departments. The success of the programme over the last 3 years has resulted in a high percentage of the learners gaining work with paid employment.

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