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Employers and employability

Learners with SEND can face real challenges finding and sustaining employment. The resources on this page and the associated sub-pages: Support for learners, Support for employers and Pathways to employment will help you to engage with employers, and support learners with SEND to find and sustain work.

Support for work

Access to work is a Government scheme to support people who are disabled or have a physical or mental health condition to be able to undertake their work. A grant can enable the purchase of special equipment, adaptations or support worker services. Preparing for Adulthood have produced an Access to work fund guidance document to help providers determine if a person about to start a supported internship or traineeship might benefit from applying for a grant.

Professional development

Do take a look at the Foundation's wide range of courses, many of them relevant to those supporting learners with SEND, together with our bespoke SEND offer, take a look at our new SEND brochure for more information.

Visit the News and Events page for the latest course and event updates. Are you a SET member? If so you'll have access to professional development webinars that cover a whole range of topics to help you support learners with SEND.

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