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Ace@Optalis is a groundbreaking supported employment course delivered by Optalis Supported Employment Service for Reading College since 2014.

The Ace@Optalis course is designed to support learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The course develops your workplace skills, increases your confidence and supports you to transition from college into sustained paid employment.

Optalis Supported Employment Service (SES) has over 18 years’ experience coaching and enabling people with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment. 

“I have found the contact between staff and parents has been invaluable, transparent and much appreciated.”

SES work to the Supported Employment Model and specialise in providing Individual Placement and Support (IPS).

We support students to progress into the world of work with advice, guidance and support. We offer:

  • Specialist Support to job match students to the right employment opportunities.
  • Specialist job coaching to empower students to learn job roles and become independent at work.
  • Expert Employer liaison and guidance with reasonable adjustments in the workplace.
  • Support to maximise the potential of each student, ensuring they are in the right role with the right support to succeed.

Ace@Optalis students describe how they have found a job thanks to this fabulous course

You can view the videos here or click below to see some our customers talking about the Ace@Optalis course.

You can view Josh Hancock talking about his role below:

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