DISC is for young people with SEND aged 16-24
who love creative and digital work and who would

thrive in a professional, work-based learning envi-
ronment, who love learning by doing and making

and who want to develop their core skills to help
them into the workplace.

What is DISC?

Who is DISC for?

DISC is the Digital Independent Specialist College, a
new and unique opportunity to help young people
with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
(SEND) to move towards working in the creative
and digital economy. Based at Holyoake House in
the city centre of Manchester, DISC is a creative and
digital studio providing supported work-based
learning to help talented young people fulfill their
potential and their dreams.

What do we offer?

Pre-Internship – flexible support based around
the young person’s needs and talents can include
remote learning, short visits or longer periods of
work placement.

Internships – we have full and part-time opportu-
nities for young people wanting to work in the digi-
tal economy and who can commit to working with

us for up to a year before they progress to work or
other positive destinations. To qualify for the full
time Internship you need an Education Health Care

Plan (EHCP); for the part-time opportunity you need
a diagnosis and live within the Manchester City
Council area

Employment opportunities – all our efforts are
designed to get young people with SEND into the
right kind of work for them. We work with a range
of employers to ensure our students are work
ready and get interviews for positions. These may
be Apprenticeships, Freelance positions (including
Digital Inc. Agency), full or part-time work or regular
volunteering.