iCan Careers Event 2021

In January 2020 the East Sussex Careers Hub held a bespoke careers event for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities from Key Stage 4.

This year 2021, we wanted to create a guide for young people with special educational needs and disabilities in years 10 and 11 to think about next steps and their future.

Below you will find information which is going to be launched on June 16th at our live virtual careers events. You will find that information is split into two groupings, SEND Group 1 and SEND Group 2. 

If you can join us live on June 16th at 18:00 - 19:30 then please do!

Follow our eventbrite links to sign up to Careers Group 1 Session or Careers Group 2 Session. 

Pupils in SEND Group 1

Students with communication/interaction or cognitive and learning difficulties (who are less
likely to take GCSE’s or Level 2 Qualifications that employers recognise) – Pupils will more than likely be educated at Special Schools.

Find possible pathways below, a description and useful links and websites.

Supported/Inclusive Apprenticeships

A real job with training & a salary

Supported Internships

A structured study programme based predominantly with an employer


A work focussed study programme that prepares you for an apprenticeship or work

Supported Enterprise, Supported Employment or Supported Volunteering

Setting up your own business as either a freelance service, a sole trader or a registered company or you could work with a supported employment charity or DWP to support you into work

Foundation Course/FE College

Many of our colleges across East Sussex offer supported learning and foundation courses.

In some cases social care provision is more appropriate for certain students and this would only be through an Adult Care Assessment – please check with your social worker for more information.

Find out more about where you can move into the above pathways on our courses page!

Pupils in SEND Group 2

This may include students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, behaviour, sensory or physical needs (they may be more likely to take GCSE or Level 2 Qualification that employer recognise) – Pupils will more than likely be educated at Special Schools, PRUs, SEMH or Mainstream Schools.


A real job with training & a salary

Further Education- A Levels, Vocational Qualifications, at a College or Sixth Form

A levels are an academic qualification similar in style to GCSEs that prepares you for further study

T Levels

A technical study programme similar to 3 A levels, with an industry placement which takes up 20% of the course. Designed to give you the skills that employers need

Entrepreneurship or Paid Employment

Setting up your own business as either a freelance service, a sole trader or a registered company or gaining a job


More information on those pathways click here!