CONEL’s Supported Learning Students visit Spurs to find out about volunteering
CONEL’s Supported Learning students enjoyed a trip to their local football stadium; Tottenham Hotspur. Situated on White Hart Lane, the students explored the stadium with a guided tour and gathered information on the prospect of volunteering and working at one of the Tottenham Hotspur Match Day kiosks.
The students, many of whom volunteer at the College Shop will put their customer service skills developed at CONEL into practice at Tottenham Hotspur and gain great work experience at the Football matches.
Director of Quality and Learner Support, Rachel Seddon said: “It is great that the College is working with Tottenham Hotspur in this way. The Supported Learning students have been working hard on engaging with their local community and realistic work experience is a big priority for us. Supporting them to make the transition from an internal placement to an external one involves a lot of careful thought and support and this is clearly a huge success for these particular students”
Abdi Osman, a Supported Learning student said: “There were many things I enjoyed about the trip, seeing Tottenham Ground Stadium was amazing. I found out about a lot of opportunities and gathered information about gaining work experience at the Spurs which would really improve my CV”
Our Supported Learning courses start at pre-Entry level and help learners achieve up to Entry level 2 and 3 and on to Level 1. This study programme is designed to support young people aged 16-24 with learning difficulties and disabilities into future paid employment. The study programme includes a 1 day week job readiness programme and up to 4 days in a chosen work place with a job coach.
- Last Updated: 09 February 2016