Project SEARCH

Borders College


Scottish Borders Campus


Project SEARCH is a one year internship programme, based on an international model which originated in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the USA, supporting young people with additional needs to gain skills and experience to go on to employment.

This programme offers students with additional needs the opportunity to develop employability skills through internships working with a host employer. Students will work 5 days a week and experience 3 different rotations throughout the course. The working day will include 2 hours in the classroom learning employability skills, team-building skills and citizenship and the rest of the day working on your rotation.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. This course is for young people, aged 17-29, who have additional needs.

You must be able to travel independently. You should show an interest in being in a working environment for 5 days a week and want to gain employment in the future.

You will be expected to attend an interview and to take part in a group exercise prior to being offered a place.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


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