Information for students
Welcome to Communicate 2U, this is the right place to find out more about our company and how we work with students like you. Students can do an internship with Selly Oak Trust School or a pre-internship with South and City College Birmingham.
What will I be doing?
On the course you will take part in teaching sessions where you are the teacher. You will teach other people how to improve their communication, using drama, music and film. Teaching can be lots of fun and you are always in group.
You will get to take part in work experience. In recent years our interns have gained work experience in places such as the cafe and kitchen at Cotteridge Church, as well as dementia care, and Saplings (a mother and toddler group).
You will still gain a qualification in Work Skills as part of the course. College students will continue to have lessons in functional skills. You will still get to learn and use Maths and English in the community as part of your work experience.
Over the year you will get the chance to have a go at different life skills, such as cooking, making products to sell, real life money skills, looking after yourself and ways to manage stress and anxiety in the workplace.
Teaching sessions can happen anywhere. In the past few years interns have had the chance to travel on plenty of buses and trains to places such as Coventry, Hereford, and Leicester. You will be supported by staff.
You will get to work with the same Communicate 2U staff members, who will support you in all areas of your course. Most your time will spent outside of school / college at our base in Cotteridge Church.
"When I first started C2U in September I felt a bit nervous because I was going to be doing something completely different.... being part of C2U is really nice and enjoyable and I feel honoured to be part of it." Dominic (Intern 2020)
Watch our video showing photos of all the things our interns have been up in recent years.
"I have confidence and courage to teach so they’ll be able to learn from communicate to you. I am really proud of myself. We also have all the outside work experiences, it depends on which line you want to go and what is your passion too." Maariah (Intern 2020)
"I have a great time with C2U learning daily life skills, also work experience in the dementia day care. It has boosted my confidence tremendously also learning sign language and travelling to Coventry university, which is a new place for me. We helped the medical staff with signs and telling them what it’s like living in our world." Dan (Intern 2020)