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Not happy in your job or training?

Before you start looking for another job, contact one of our centres and get some advice. It may be your problem can be solved without you needing to leave. Our careers advisers can help with work problems, including pay, bullying at work, getting a promotion and more. Leaving isn't always the right thing to do. The National Careers Service website also has information about changing career or your job. Check out our Recruitline Vacancies Logo 220wto get an idea of what is available.

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Have special educational needs and/or disabilities?

If you have special educational needs and/or one or more disabilities and need additional learning support, you can get extra help, often up to the age of 25.

Our centre careers adviser can offer you extra support if you need it. This could be extra help to find out about and get into careers and jobs, courses, apprenticeships or training. 

Centre staff can also involve our team of specialist advisers who work with young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Our specialist SEND team (special educational needs and/or disabilities team) can tell you about support, funding and equipment for people with special needs and disabilities to make sure you use your skills and talents.

      • Aged 16 to 24? Make sure you check out your options locally
      • If there isn't the right education or training available locally, it may be possible in exceptional circumstances, to go to one of the National Specialist Colleges

There's lots of information on a range of local services and national organisations to support people with special educational needs and disabilities, which explains what you and your family can expect from the Calderdale Local Offer and the Kirklees Local Offer.

Want to talk to someone?

Your C&K Careers school or college careers adviser can help and advise you – get in touch with the careers team in school.
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Students at Calderdale College

If you have special educational needs and/or disabilities and need additional learning support ...

... you can get extra help, often up to the age of 25.

Your careers adviser specialises in working with students who have special educational needs and disabilities. They work as part of our SEND team (special educational needs and/or disabilities team) in special schools and units attached to mainstream schools, which are also known as resourced provision.

Your adviser can talk to you about your options and tell you about support, funding and equipment for people with special educational needs and/or disabilities to make sure you develop your skills and talents and move into an option for students, who are 16 or over, that is right for you. This may include:

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Get Ahead 2018


Get Ahead - career and learning options at Entry level and Level 1

 

What Next? booklet 2018What Next?
 
- opportunities in Kirklees for students with severe or profound learning difficulties (1.5MB PDF)
 

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Case study

Ryburn Valley High visit to Sidhil Ltd

Students studying employability skills at Ryburn Valley High School sixth form visited Sidhil in April 2015 to find out more about the range of jobs offered by the company
(299kb PDF)

Read more about Ryburn's visit

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Supported internships

Young person working in a factorySupported internships are aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have an EHC (Education, Health and Care) plan

They support entry to employment

The internship is based mainly with an employer and usually lasts a year with a view to moving into employment.

A supported internship is a new type of learning that is made up of an unpaid work placement of at least six months and study that, where possible, leads to a relevant qualification and includes the chance for you to improve your English and maths.

In Kirklees, supported internships are run by Kirklees College and are available at its Dewsbury and Huddersfield Centres. Supported internships and other programmes are also available in Calderdale.

The Kirklees College programme is over three days, with learners spending one day in college and two days on placement with an employer. During the first six weeks of the programme, students will be college-based doing a range of work-based activities, including developing work-related skills and possibly doing some volunteering in the community. Support will be based on individual need in college and/or at the work placement. The college work placement co-ordinator will find the placement, liaise with employers and monitor the student's progress while on placement.

All learners will:

  • take part in a range of work preparation activities
  • work to improve English and maths and if appropriate take a formal qualification
  • have a weekly tutorial
  • be on an individual work placement for at least six months with an external employer.

The Calderdale College programme is called Project Search and lasts a year. Learners are on placement for 3.5 days and learn related-skills for the remaining 1.5 days a week. It is for those who are looking for full-time, paid employment and want to learn the skills needed. The first learners will begin the course in September 2017. Initially, learners will do the work and training in some of the Calderdale NHS Trust departments, where they will be supported by a tutor. They may then go on to a work placement with other local employers. There will be an introductory summer school before the course startsdelivered by staff from C&K Careers.

See the video about a similar Project Search programme in Bradford.

All learners will:

  • go on different ‘placements’ in different jobs within the host employer’s organisation - from September 2018, this will be Calderdale NHS, which will work with other local businesses
  • have regular tutor support at the start of the day and a de-brief at the end of the day
  • take part in classroom-based learning to develop the skills needed to move straight into full-time employment at the end of the internship.

From September 2018, support for students with emotional and social mental health issues
is planned. This will be based in a new free school for key stage 4/5 in North Kirklees and at Ethos in south Kirklees.

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In a mainstream school

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Have special educational needs and/or disabilities?

If you have special educational needs and/or one or more disabilities and need additional learning support, you can get extra help, often up to the age of 25, from your careers adviser in school or college if you need it.

If you need it, your adviser can also involve our team of specialist advisers who work with young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities, sometimes known as SEND. They can tell you about support, funding and equipment for people with special educational needs and/or disabilities to make sure you can use your skills and talents to get into college, university or work.

  • Check out the rest of this site to find out about your options in Y8/9, Y10/11, as well as our pages for Y12 and Y13 at sixth form or colleges
  • If there isn't a local course available, it may be possible in exceptional circumstances, to go to one of the National Specialist Colleges
  • There's lots of information on a range of local services and national organisations to support people with special educational needs and disabilities, which explains what you and your family can expect from the Calderdale Local Offer and the Kirklees Local Offer 
  • Young people in Kirklees with special educational needs and/or disabilities or additional needs can also get free and impartial support from KIAS, the advice and support service in Kirklees, around the how to apply for an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
  • Students with emotional and/or social mental health needs are also entitled to additional support, including support in transferring from Year 11 to school, college or training. If you think you need this support and are not getting it, you should contact the school or college special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) or your careers adviser.

Want to talk to someone?

Your C&K Careers school or college careers adviser can help and advise you – get in touch with the careers team in school.

Or ring 01484 225500 and ask for Infoline; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; use our Infoline feedback form; Text: Info, followed by your message to 07786 202804

Get in touch with your nearest centre:

Page updated October 2017

 

Our careers advisers are based at:

Head Office
C & K Careers Ltd
78 John William Street
Huddersfield
HD1 1EH

T: 01484 225500
F: 08724 464511
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