SEN Employment links: Working with Employers and Trainers to support Young People with Special Educational Needs/Disability into Employment

Project Details


The Special Education Needs Employment Links (SENEL) project is co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Key Action 2 programme. This co-operation for innovation and the exchange of good practices aims to help young people with SEND move successfully from vocational training (VET) and further education (FE) into employment.

The SENEL project will produce and evaluate tools to support students with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND) as they move into employment. The project's development work focuses on three outcomes:

- A portable exhibition of best practices (Outcome 1)
- A tool for employers: “A Mini Guide for Employers of Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disability” (Outcome 2)
- A tool for young people with SEND: “The Passport to Employment for Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities” (Outcome 3)

All SENEL project materials will be available freely on our website once designed, in all project languages.
Effective start/end date1/09/1531/08/17

Collaborative partners

  • University of Northampton (lead)
  • JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Project partner)
  • Masaryk University (Project partner)
  • The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (FAIDD) (Project partner)
  • Activate Learning (Project partner)
  • Katholische Jugendfürsorge der Diözese Augsburg e. V. (Project partner)
  • AGAPO, o.p.s.


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