Understanding supported employment

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the tools and techniques used to place people in sustainable employment.

This course will help participants to understand the tools and techniques used by supported employment services to ensure individuals get the right job, and employers get the right employees.

Using the “place, train, maintain and fade” model, this course will help you to find the right job for each individual and the right individual for each vacancy.

  • Understand the role you can play in increasing the number of disabled and disadvantaged people in work
  • Better support individuals with disabilities who might struggle with traditional recruitment and training methods

What will your team learn?

  • The benefits of employing people with disabilities and working with a supported employment service
  • Adjustments to the recruitment process which could be useful for individuals
  • Key elements of the role of a job coach
  • Task analysis, when and how to use it
  • Training methods and workplace adjustments which could be helpful for individuals with disabilities
  • Job carving, job stripping and job developing
  • Key factors of maintaining performance and fading out support

”The course really helped me understand the responsibilities as an employer for people with disabilities. The pace of training was good, participation encouraged and the trainer was very approachable.” James, North Yorkshire

Who is this course for

Managers, HR and recruiters who want to employ more people with disabilities and explore different routes into employment.

This course will also help people who want to improve their understanding of supported employment, and to help prepare for people with disabilities joining the workforce. This course will also benefit people on work experience and internship programmes.

Duration and delivery

We can deliver these group courses face-to-face or online, to suit your needs.

Group bookings:

Online delivery:

  • Group size: 8 to 12 participants
  • Duration: Five hours (over two sessions)

Face-to-face delivery:

  • Group size: 8 to 12 participants
  • Duration: Full day

Our expert team have been delivering workplace training and consultancy to organisations from all sectors for over 75 years, helping to shape culture and inclusivity of workplaces across the UK. We specialise in helping both employers and employees to develop the knowledge, confidence and capacity to effectively support colleagues and individuals with a disability or health condition.

All our training is delivered by a team of experienced consultants, who have extensive knowledge and a practical understanding of workplace issues.