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Securing employer engagement for work based learning programmes

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14 March 2024
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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This event is for job coaches, work experience coordinators, managers and other staff involved in developing relationships with employers to secure work placements for learners with SEND.

Employer engagement for work-based learning programmes for learners with SEND is key to achieving employment outcomes. This can be one of the most challenging areas of setting up a work-based learning programmes for learners with SEND. You will learn about different ways to tailor approaches to employers to match the situation and circumstances in order to work effectively and efficiently to achieve success for all stakeholders.

This workshop will:

  • examine the key components of employer engagement in the context of supported employment
  • consider your current practice in relation to securing employer engagement
  • discuss the importance of understanding and putting the business case when approaching employers
  • look at tools to build and sustain relationships with employers and their employees
  • consider how to manage the impact of Covid-19 on employer engagement
  • discuss critical success factors for effective employer engagement
  • provide the opportunity to plan your approach to employers and develop an action plan
  • signpost to further resources and training.


The below cost is for each attendee. All attendees need to register separately.

  • Natspec members £80 +VAT
  • Natspec affiliates £105 +VAT
  • Non-members £125 +VAT

If you have booked through our new online payment system, your invoice will be available immediately. If you registered directly in Zoom, you will be invoiced once the session is complete.

This training is also available as an in-house programme. For further information please complete our Transform Expression of Interest form.

Details of other training courses offered by Natspec Transform can be found on our website.

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As this course is has a restricted numbers of attendees, we are limiting bookings to 4 per organisation as a maximum. If you would like this training for more people, please contact you find that you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make the space available for others.

By booking a place you understand that cancellations made within 5 working days of the event will be charged at full price, unless otherwise stated. Please ensure you read our cancellation terms and conditions prior to booking.

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