Leaving Education

There are different openings available to gain experience, develop your skills and enter work. 

Knowsley Council and Knowsley Community College run the Knowsley Supported Internship Programme to help young people with SEND to gain work experience, learn new skills and maybe progress to paid employment. Some organisations offer work as a Volunteer or supported employment. 

National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.  The service offers confidential and impartial advice.  This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

With Supported Employment & Training you will have support from a job coach who helps you learn the skills for a job. It also offers you the time in order to learn how to do the job you would like to do. You can find out more about Supported Employment from the Disability Employment Adviser at your local Jobcentre  

Day services also offer opportunities to gaining new skills and develop the skills you already have.

In Control is a national charity working for an inclusive society where everyone has the support they need to live a good life and make a valued contribution.

If you would like some help in being able to manage your finances and learn practical money management skills then Barclays Money Skills have a number of resources and NatWest MoneySense has interactive pages for different age groups as well as for teachers/parents.

Barclays Bank also have a Young Persons Hub which contains information and video to develop Life Skills including a series of ten lesson plans specifically for students with SEND.