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NHS England - Choices College

National College providing locally delivered Supported Internship and associated PfA courses to students with EHCPs
Two interns at their administration placement in a Hospital
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NHS England - Choices College
Dobson House
Regent Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Choices College - York
    Friends Meeting House
    YO1 9RL
  • Choices College - West London
    Learning and Development
    West London NHS Trust
    St Bernard’s Site - E Block
    UB1 3EU
  • Choices College - Sunderland
    Beacon of Light
    Stadium Way
    SR5 1SN
  • Choices College - Stockton
    Ragworth Neighbourhood Centre
    5 St John's Way
    TS19 0FB
  • Choices College - Southampton
    Freemantle and Shirley Community Centre
    Randolph Street, Southampton
    SO15 3HE
  • Choices College - South Tyneside
    Ocean Road Community Centre
    Ocean Road
    South Shields
    NE33 2DW
  • Choices College - South London
    7-14 Great Dover St,
    SE1 4YR
  • Choices College - Sheffield
    St Mary's Community Centre
    Bramall Lane
    S2 4QZ
  • Choices College - Portsmouth
    Whiteley Community Centre
    Gull Coppice,
    PO15 7LA
  • Choices College - Northumberland
    Blyth Community Enterprise Centre
    Ridley St
    NE24 3AG
  • Choices College - North Tyneside
    Norham Community Wing
    Alnwick Avenue
    North Shields
    NE29 7BU
  • Choices College - North London
    Wac Arts
    213 Haverstock Hill
    Belsize Park
    NW3 4QP
  • Choices College - North Hampshire
    Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Unit 4, Millennium House
    Priestly Road
    RG24 9GZ
  • Choices College - Newcastle
    Waterfront 4
    Goldcrest Way
    Newburn Riverside
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE15 8NY
  • Choices College - Middlesbrough/Redcar & Cleveland
    My Place
    Custom House
    17 North St
  • Choices College - Manchester
    3 Piccadilly Place
    M1 3BN
  • Choices College - Lincoln
    Greetwell Place
    Lime Kiln Way
    LN2 4US
  • Choices College - Hartlepool
    Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts
    King Oswy Drive
    TS24 9PB
  • Choices College - Gateshead
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead,
    Queen Elizabeth Ave,
    NE9 6SX
  • Choices College - Duham
    Durham Clayport Library
    8 Millennium Place
    DH1 1WA
  • Choices College - Darlington
    Dolphin Centre
    Horse Market
    DL1 5RP
  • Choices College - Birmingham
    23 Stephenson St
    B2 4BJ
  • Course Length (weeks):
    38 weeks
  • Residential or Day:
  • Start Time:
    September - January
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    16 – 24


General Description

The study programme is for 16–24-year-olds with learning difficulties, disabilities and/or Autism. There are no academic requirements to join the Supported Internship course, however individuals will need to have an aspiration to work and a current Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) in place.

Catchment Area

We are a national specialist provider located in over 20 different sites and working with over 45 local authorities. Please see our satellite sites listed for further information.


Choices College is a registered national specialist college which provides Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) educational support.

All our education provision is subject to OFSTED inspection and Department for Education (DFE) regulations.

We teach an Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) approved curriculum and deliver National Council for Further Education (NCFE) accredited provision.

Our curriculum includes:

  • Employability Skills
  • Functional Maths and English
  • Preparation for Adulthood
  • CV, interview, and job search preparation
  • Work-based learning in a range of employment sites

Specialist Facilities

Choices College operates 5 days a week, Monday to Friday over an academic year, September to July,

Placements with Choices College business partners are bespoke and related to each Interns’ skills and interests.

Throughout the year, Interns attend weekly 1 full day of education (maths, English and employability lessons) and up to 4 days of professional work placements.

Interns attend a 2-week full-time induction prior to starting any placements with educational learning including confidentiality, inclusion and diversity and professional expectations.

Interns attend all additional training as required by their placement partner.

Local College Coordinators complete weekly/ fortnightly reviews and work with partners to develop and maintain the Interns’ placements.

Other Information

Work Experience - Term time placements for Learners still attending SEND schools (aged 14-18).

Virtual work-related learning platform – delivered in class for learners attending SEND schools  (aged 15-18)

Preparing for Adulthood workshops – delivered in class for learners attending SEND schools (Key stage 3 & 4)

Stakeholder training in:

  • Mentor training
  • Mental health first aid
  • Autism awareness training
  • Training in systematic instruction
  • Job coach training
  • Postive Behaviour Training

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Two interns at their administration placement in a Hospital
Intern on placement in Hospital Hotel services
Intern in hospital Ward host placement
Intern on placement in a laboratory

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