Careers at The College

Apprenticeship Inclusion Coach

Here at Bournemouth & Poole College, we are looking to recruit an Apprenticeship Inclusion Coach on a full-time, permanent basis. You’ll be based at our campus in Poole, with some travel required. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £25,662 - £27,388 per annum.

At Bournemouth & Poole College our staff are passionate and committed to achieve the very best outcomes for our students – we transform lives. We recognise and value our people as our most important asset in achieving each of the strategic outcomes within our College’s Strategic Plan. We believe it is through our people that an excellent student experience will be delivered, and this will have a positive impact in our local community. We value inclusion and we are committed to the promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion, ensuring we have a diverse, skilled, and motivated workforce who are empowered and engaged. This makes our College a unique, vibrant and rewarding place to work.  You will be employed through Southern Educational Professional Services Ltd; a subsidiary of the College.

Bournemouth & Poole College
Student Inclusion & Support
Contract Type
Employment Basis
Full time
Contracted working hours
Roles available across Bournemouth and Poole
£25,662 - £27,388 per annum
Closing date

The Role:

As our Apprenticeship Inclusion Coach you will support in identifying additional support needs and ensuring an appropriate support plan is in place both at College and in liaison with employers. 

The Inclusion Coach will act as a key contact for apprentices and staff to effectively triage cases and track support across the cohort to ensure apprentices achieve their best outcomes. 

The Student Inclusion and Support is a dedicated team within the Student Experience Directorate to help support all aspects of a student’s journey while they are studying at The Bournemouth and Poole College.


Responsibilities as our Apprenticeship Inclusion Coach will include: 

  • Act as a single point of contact for apprentices and those working with them to discuss support needs and work collaboratively with wider teams and services to co-ordinate support plans.
  • Work directly with a designated caseload of students, acting as a key worker to advocate for them and to ensure effective support is in place to develop their independence.
  • Be knowledgeable on key legislation and statutory guidance for example The Equality Act 2010 and The SEND Code of Practice 2014.
  • Advise and support apprenticeship teams and employers with making reasonable adjustments to support students.
  • Support the apprenticeship team to develop SEND practices for example assisting with review meetings to discuss support and progress.
  • Work in partnership with curriculum staff and other professionals to continually review and assess the progress of students, adapting support as required.
  • Encourage students to increase their independence working with them to develop skills such as organisation and planning, use of assistive technology and employability skills. Motivate and support students to engage with the College community to build confidence and social skills.
  • Help develop effective systems with the apprenticeship team to ensure that administrative and data processes are followed and records updated in a timely manner.


As our Apprenticeship Inclusion Coach, you’ll ideally have: 

  • Level 2 (or equivalent) English and Maths qualifications
  • Education or Training to Level 2
  • Experience of working in a learning environment or working directly with young people in a training or support role.
  • Knowledge of learning disabilities and neurodiversity in young people.
  • Willingness to work cross site as required within a range of areas and with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities.


Benefits you will receive: 

You will receive excellent benefits and a competitive salary: 

  • 27.5 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30.5 after 5 years' service
  • up to 4 days additional leave during the Christmas closure period
  • Free parking at all of our college sites (where spaces are available)
  • Access to Discount Schemes at multiple retailers
  • Enrolment into the NEST Pension Scheme


If you feel you are the right candidate for this Apprenticeship Inclusion Coach role, then please click ‘apply’ now! 

Closing date: 03 July 2024

We reserve the right to close this post early if there is a high level of applicants.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.