The Department for Education (DfE) is currently seeking to develop its evidence base in relation to the progress of Supported Internships (SIs), and commissioned CooperGibson Research (CGR) to conduct qualitative research with providers and stakeholders exploring the different models of SI delivery as well as the factors perceived to be associated with, and barriers to, delivering successful SIs.
This research aimed to explore:
- The models and approaches to delivery of supported internships available for young people with EHCPs in England.
- The factors perceived to be associated with success for supported internships.
- Perceived barriers to the success of supported internships, and how these may be overcome.