Progress at your own pace

Learning with NSI

Our programme is split into two phases to give you the best experience and get you ready for the world of work. Our learner experience is structured in such a way that you can progress at a pace that suits you – as soon as we think you’re ready to go out on work experience, we’ll arrange placements for you, and if you display the ability, we can fast track you into your internship.

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Transition and Induction

The first two weeks of your enrolment at NSI will be treated as an induction period to help you settle in. First of all, we’ll visit you and your parents/carers at home to get to know you, help us assess your needs, meet any agencies, help with travel planning and get you geared up for starting with us. As we get to know you, we’ll start to think about which of our employers will be best suited to your skills, interests and experience – ensuring we get the best match for you.  


Phase One

You’ll start by spending most of your time at NSI focused on employability skills, Maths, English and other key subjects, with one day a week on work experience.

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Phase Two

In your second year you’ll enter into your full Supported Internship, meaning you’ll spend three days a week with your employer and two days with us at NSI.

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Life at NSI

Alongside your studies you’ll have lots of opportunities to mix with wider groups of people, take part in fun activities and go on trips to give you wider life experience.

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“The staff are very kind and helpful and when they can they make me laugh. I can also have a chat with them if I have a problem.”