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  1. Jargon Buster - Our Words explained!

    Professionals can sometimes use words, phrases and/or abbreviations that are difficult for parents, carers and young people to understand. They can also mean different things to different organisations. Click on the letters below to see some of the words and terminology you might come across. 
  2. What is A Study programme?

    All young people must continue in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday. If you are in education, you should follow a ‘study programme’. A study programme is a type of course which individualises your learning, helps to prepare you for adulthood…
  3. What is Work experience?

    Work experience Meaningful work experience is important to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to move into employment. Work experience is also a fantastic opportunity for you to try working in a variety of places.  This can help you to make decisions…
  4. Supported Internships

    Supported Internships A supported internship is a type of study programme that is focussed on supporting young people with SEND to get a job. A supported internship is different to other types of study programmes as its core aim will usually be work experience. Most…
  5. Traineeships

    Traineeships A traineeship is an education and training programme with a core aim of work experience to help young people to become ready for work. Traineeships are for young people aged 16-24 who need the opportunity to develop their employment skills and knowledge. A traineeship…
  6. Looking for work and Disability Confident

    Looking for work and Disability Confident When you're looking for work, look for the 'disability confident employer' symbol on adverts and application forms. The symbol means the employer is committed to employing disabled people. If a job advert displays the symbol, you'll be guaranteed an interview if…
  7. Higher Education

    Higher Education Many young people with an Education, Health and Care plan successfully progress into higher education. There is funding and support available to make sure that students with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability get the support they need to complete their studies.…
  8. Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook

    A legal handbook is an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales. The handbook aims to empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements. It is essential…
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