Inclusive Apprenticeships for SEND learners – making them work for employers, providers and apprentices

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm


Ensuring Apprenticeships are truly inclusive is a challenge, but one that brings enormous rewards for all involved. This session shares the lessons learnt from West London College’s Inclusive Apprenticeship Programme launched in 2018-19. Working across three local authorities to progress SEND Supported Interns to full Apprenticeship programmes working in roles as diverse as teaching assistants, receptionists and administrators. The session explores how to prepare learners, inform and educate employers, work with agencies such as Access to Work and understand the funding rules and exceptional learning support funds.