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Supported Internships

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New Venture is a fully supported internship programme offering individuals aged 16-24 years with learning difficulties and disabilities real work experience. Employing an individual with a learning difficulty and disability enables employers to access skills and competencies of a workforce that they may not have reached before, therefore meeting specific requirements and needs of the business.
The benefits to an employer for offering a supported internship placement include:

• businesses can be seen as being more community based.
• employees overcoming misconceptions of people with learning difficulties
and disabilities.
• diversity contributing to good working practices within the company
• staff can be encouraged to offer support and mentor individuals sharing
their skills and experiences.
• boosting performance, development and team dynamics.
• individuals with a learning difficulty and disability are known to take less
time off and are more likely to stay with an employer long term.

If you are interested in providing an opportunity to an individual with a
learning difficulty and disability then please contact:
New Venture Coordinator - Dianne Holliday, Westgate College, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE4 9LU. Telephone: 0191 277 3611. Mobile: 07785 458 531.
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New brochure out now!

Christmas 18 coverOur new brochure for Jan-Mar 2018 is out now. Download it here (pdf, 6.06MB) and enrol now!

Get your Learner Handbook now

75Our new Learner Handbook has arrived! Packed with useful information and details of the support that is available, we hope it will help you make the most of your learning experience with us in the new academic year 2017 - 18. Copies are available at our receptions, and will be given out at enrolment and you can download it here too (pdf, 5.07MB)

Advanced Learner Loans

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There have been changes to how education courses are funded for learners over 19 years old. Level 3 and above courses will no longer be funded by the Government (unless you are aged 19-23 years old and it is your first full Level 3 qualification) but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

If this loan is to fund an Access to HE Diploma leading to a completed degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off so you don't have to pay it back.

It doesn't matter about your household income or even credit checks to qualify for a loan, and you don't have to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Loans are available for people living in the UK on the first day of their course and have lived in this country, the Channel Islands of the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.

Talk to our centre reception staff to get more details and your course offer letter which will have the information you will need to complete your loan application.

Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans.

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