Supported Learning Courses

Project Search is a work-based programme for young people with learning disabilities, which supports their move from education to employment. Twelve students have an extended work experience placement at Glaxo Smith Kline, taught by a West Thames College teacher and supported by a full-time job coach employed by Action on Disability.

  • About the Course

    This is a one year course during which you will achieve an Entry Level City & Guilds qualification in Employability Skills.

    You will study:

    • Unit 1: Getting to know the place of work and study and recognising and building on own personal strengths
    • Unit 2: Demonstrating positive attitudes and behaviours for learning and work
    • Unit 3: Looking for suitable jobs and making applications.

    You will be based at Glaxo Smith Kline for 5 days a week where you will study your qualification. You will take part in 3 job rotations for the year for example in Security, The Post Room, Meeting Rooms, Restaurant, Reception, Office Admin and IT.

    Once you've completed your academic year you will be supported to find paid work.

  • Entry Requirements
    To be eligible for this project, you must:
    • Have a learning disability
    • Be aged 17-24
    • Have the desire to work
    • Have the potential to develop the skills and work required to meet the business needs within Glaxo Smith Kline
    • Be committed to a 5 day week programme
    • Be an independent traveller or be undertaking travel training.

    Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details or an application pack.

  • Progression

    Once you've completed your academic year you will be supported to find paid work.

How to Apply

Complete the application form and return to RYJX-LSAT-GYJR, Admissions, West Thames College, Isleworth, TW7 4HS.

Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years,Courses for Adults 19+

Full Time

Entry Level

Location TW8 9GS

Start Date 01/09/2021

Entry Level 3 City & Guilds qualification in Employability Skills (Planning for Progression, Effective Communication, Searching for a Job).

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