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Basingstoke College of Technology - SEND Employability Hub

SEND Employability Hubs provide young people with education, skills, training and personal development, as well as work experience placements, and supported internships. The type of pathway is based on their individual needs and aspirations. The hubs also provide opportunities for young people to access other educational opportunities within colleges (find out more about SEND Employability Hubs here).

As part of the varied and bespoke support we already provide, we are now delighted to be a SEND Employability Hub. We are providing additional Employability and Independence sessions and 1-1s for identified students who have EHCP’s and are enrolled on one of our Full Time courses.

These sessions will support young people in preparing for and joining the world of work and preparing for adulthood.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nikki Read
01256 306323 01256 306323
HCC SEND Employability Hubs
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Where to go

Basingstoke College of Technology
Worting Road

RG21 8TN

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Students must be enrolled on a Full time course to access the additional Employability Hub.

Local Offer

Contact Name
Nikola Read
Contact Telephone
01256 306312
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What does your service do?

SEND Employability Hubs bring together workplace and non-workplace learning to develop and deliver a flexible programme focusing on the elements young people with SEND need to gain independence and skills which maximises progression into sustained employment and independence to transform the life chances of young people with SEND.

Core elements of the programme include:

  • Education, skills and personal development support, in line with the pathways of ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ framework from the Department for Education (Employment, Independent Living, Community Inclusion and Health).​
  • Opportunities to engage with employers and gain experience in the workplace through work experience, work placements and Supported Internships.
  • Progression pathways into Paid Employment or a Supported Apprenticeship
Who does your service provide for?

Young people who:

  • live in Hampshire
  • have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • are leaving statutory education in the summer (moving into year 12)
  • are enthusiastic and ambitious about a future job
How can I start using the service?

If you are a young person interested in joining the Employability Hub you can discuss this at your next EHCP review, contact your SEN caseworker or contact the Hub directly. Students must be enrolled on a Full time course to access the additional Employability Hub.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Basingstoke Town Centre

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

In consultation with Lynsey Spillane – Course Director Foundation Learning and Helen Key – Transition Manager

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?
  • Updated information on dashboard
  • Emails, calls, meetings
  • Regular reports
  • EHCP reviews
What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

In house and external training.

How will I know my child is safe?

Robust Safeguarding policies and procedures, trained and experienced DSL team, Trained staff teams with safeguarding and mental health, Wellbeing Centre, working closely with outside agencies. Online reporting system.


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Last Updated: 07 September 2023

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