Working Model
L00269

Working Model is a supported employment opportunity for adults with learning disabilities. As a partner in the scheme, you pay to attend work sessions, make products to sell, and you will get a share of any profits from the sales of products.

Course Content

This is not a course, but a supported employment scheme. As a partner in the scheme, you pay towards the costs of having experienced staff support you while you attend work sessions to make products to sell. You will get a share of any profits from the sales of products.

The scheme is led by a project coordinator.

A project supervisor and a group support assistant will be present at all the sessions and the supervisor will guide the work team in the production of goods for sale in the Gallery and Shop, off-site fairs, table sales and other ventures, as agreed by the partners in the scheme.

Additional Information:

There is one shared support worker, but people with high support needs who wish to be part of the work team will need to bring their own 1:1 support if this is needed. The college may be able to find one for you and this will cost £20 per hour. You can pay for this support worker using your Self Directed Payments.

Entry Requirements

Interview with a member of the Skills for Working team. Some experience with Working in Retail or similar may be helpful.

See How to Enrol below

First Class Requirements

N/A

Attendance Requirements

Shares in any profits will be determined by attendance and contribution, as decided by the work team themselves.

Assessment Methods

The project coordinator will tell partners in the scheme if products are of a suitable quality for sale.

Further Study Options

This scheme may help participants to get accustomed to the concept of work, the requirements to take instruction from a manager, and notions of quality/standardisation of products. Participants may progress to work in a less supported environment as appropriate

Additional Information

There is one shared support worker, but people with high support needs who wish to be part of the work team will need to bring their own 1:1 support if this is needed.