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Inclusive apprenticeships

Inclusive Apprenticeships like other Apprenticeships offers a combination of practical training in a job with study. It allows individuals to earn a wage, get holiday pay and work alongside experienced staff, whilst dedicating time to complete classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification.

Inclusive Apprenticeships aim to use all the benefits of traditional apprenticeships to create   a flexible, bespoke programme that allows for those with recognised learning difficulties/disabilities to access this learning model.

Inclusive Apprenticeships add to the work already ongoing locally to support young people with SEND. In 2019, the Supportive Employer forum was created by Warwickshire County Council and the Careers Enterprise Company (CEC) to providing internships and work experience with businesses for learners at Warwickshire’s special schools and colleges.

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council and portfolio holder for economic development, said:

"The Inclusive Apprenticeships scheme is a win-win. At a time when businesses in a number of sectors are affected by serious skills shortages, this is a great opportunity for them to recruit young people with the potential and passion to learn.

"For the apprentices, this scheme will open the door to careers which enables them to fulfil their potential and contribute greatly to businesses as much-valued employees. I would encourage all employers to think about how a talented young person with SEND could benefit their business."

If you would like to explore Inclusive Apprenticeships for your business please contact the Skills Hub team on skillshub@warwickshire.gov.uk