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Northumberland Skills'
SEND Local Offer

Our SEND Local Offer consists of a series of supported education courses for Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) learners, and those who need extra support to progress to the next level of learning, or achievable steps into the world of work or volunteering.

Your 5-year plan

Our courses follow a graduated approach and we have staggered our course offer across 5 years to breakdown prepartion for adulthood into achievable segments.


This is to ensure that you are supported to progress, gaining confidence and skills along the way.

Year 1 - Pathway to Personal Progress (Foundation Life Skills)


Year 2 - Promoting Independence (Foundation Life Skills)


Year 3 - Foundation in Occupational Pathways (Opportunities for work experience)


Year 4 -  Occupational Studies in Career Pathways (Opportunities for work experience)

  Supported Internships (for 16-24 year olds with an EHCP)


Year 5 - Apprenticeship opportunities

 or Further Education

 or employment

Our SEND programmes are delivered at either our Alnwick Campus or our Prudhoe Campus.

Our team can explain each step in detail and ensure any programmes are tailored to suit individual needs. 

Get in touch with the team to find out more or organise a campus visit to experience our learning environment.

Supported Internships

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Supported Internships form part of our Step 3 offer. A Supported Internship is a study programme aimed at young people, aged between 16 to 24 years, who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). It is a great bridge between education and employment, building confidence, skills and abilities to support young people who would like to move into employment but need extra support to do so.

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