Bolton SEND Local Offer

Your Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) information hub -

Disability access to work

Access to Work is a publicly funded employment support programme that aims to help more disabled people start or stay in work. Find out more about this scheme and others at

Bolton Employability 

Bolton Employability is a partnership between business and education. The goal is to provide three on-site work placements for young people with disabilities leading to competitive employment.

Work placements and support

  • Host business - Bolton Council
    Provides a variety of placements that teach core skills of the business and a liaison officer to coordinate the program.
  • Education - Firwood High School
    Provides a teacher, two teaching assistants and recruits appropriate student participants. The teacher drives the curriculum to support the student during their placements.

    Firwood High School also provide an employment advisor to support individuals with work placements, job coaching, performing job analysis, travel training, expertise in adaptions, accommodations and implement as necessary. Our job coaches provide on-going support once a placement has been found.