Supported Internship Programme at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Duration: 12-18motnhs
Location: Workplace and College
Sector: Health and Social Care

About the Course

We are working with Moorfields Eye Hospital and DFN Project SEARCH to offer supported internships. This programme is for learners who are aged 18-24 with an EHCP, have learning difficulties and disabilities and want to move into future paid employment.

The programme is designed to develop your work skills and help you become more employable. It is based at Moorfields Eye Hospital where all the practical work-based training and classroom learning will take place. The programme being offered is part of Project SEARCH which has a high success rate of 65% of students gaining employment at the end of these programmes. There are only 12 places available so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

What You'll Study

You will experience a range of different teaching methods, including working in small groups and 1:1 tutorial sessions with a personal tutor. Each learner will take part in work experience onsite in different departments at the Hospital (3 rotations).

The group will have a job coach who works with the teaching staff to encourage learners to become more independent whilst on job placements. This course is off-site classroom & work placement based. 

What Will I Need

An EHCP and an insight to employment. All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm the course is suitable for them.


You will be assessed mainly through Observation and Portfolio evidence.

What the Course leads to

This course could lead to employment within the company or other relevant career paths.