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Industry placements for students with special educational needs or disabilities

There is no charge to attend this webinar.

An industry placement is an extended period of structured time that a student spends in your workplace, developing real skills and making a meaningful contribution to your organisation.

Many employers are already offering industry placements, which will be a fundamental part of T Levels – a new course designed by employers for 16-19-year olds, which combines classroom learning with a substantial industry placement (at least 315 hours).

Many employers are already offering industry placements, including to students who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). How can you best support these students to succeed in the workplace?

In this 1-hour webinar, we’ll give you an overview of what industry placements look like for those with special educational needs and disabilities, how you can help them succeed, and the government support now available to help you.

The webinar will cover:

  • What are industry placements and T Levels?
  • The business benefits of offering industry placements for students with special educational needs and disabilities
  • What industry placements look like for students with special educational needs and disabilities
  • How you, individually and as an organisation, can best support these students to succeed
  • Case study insights from those already offering industry placements to students with SEND
  • The government support available to help you


Who is the webinar for?

This webinar is for anyone who would like to know more about industry placements and how you might offer placements to students with SEND. The content has been designed for line managers / mentors as well as HR and Learning and Development professionals, Managers and decision makers.

Speakers and presenters

The webinar has been commissioned by the Department for Education and will be delivered by SDN. SDN is at the forefront of helping organisations to explore how apprenticeships and technical education can contribute to the development of their workforce.