What is The Knightly Trust’s Work Coach Service (WCS)?
Get Help with your CV
What is a CV?
A CV (curriculum vitae) allows you to summarise your education, skills and experience, selling yourself to employers.
If you’re a student or young adult with special educational needs, then you can get professional CV advice.
What is Employment and Support Allowance?
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is a benefit for people who find it harder to get a job because:
- they have a disability
- they have a problem with their health and will have this problem for a long time, or the rest of their lives.
ESA is the replacement for incapacity benefit and receiving income support because you have a disability.
Who can get Employment and Support Allowance?
If you are over 16 and have a disability or ill health, which means you are not able to work, you can apply for Employment and Support Allowance.
Career Advice and Options
In special schools, this is likely to be an adviser with experience of SEN. This may be less likely in English schools where the recent cuts and changes in policy have left some services fragmented. Current government guidance to schools on careers advice plays down the need for face to face guidance with a qualified careers adviser. This is not the case for young people with SEN. They and some other vulnerable groups, such as looked after children, are expected to have access to face to face guidance with a qualified careers adviser.