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Training Young People to Achieve Real Outcomes

Posted: 15/05/17 by NITAL Training & Development

When choosing the next steps for a young person’s development what key factors should be at the foremost of our mind? Ofsted rating, history, ethics, ethos, success rates, satisfaction results, enjoyment and progression opportunities?

In the coming weeks, those in years 11, 12 and 13 will be making the final decisions about the next stage in their life, where they will be studying and how the next phase of learning will impact on their career development.

NITAL Training and Development is a not for profit specialist technical, engineering and manufacturing training provider. Established in 1969 NITAL have been responsible for training thousands of individuals within the engineering and manufacturing sectors across Northamptonshire and continue to do so.

Following an Ofsted inspection in December 2016 NITAL maintained their Good rating and were encouraged to focus on the continued development to achieve an Outstanding grade. Running alongside a strong Ofsted inspection NITAL are proud of high achievement rates in both apprenticeships and full time programmes which are well above local and national standards.

The quality of learning at NITAL remains an absolute priority and is achieved in a number of ways, specifically the engagement with our learners. NITAL are able to achieve maximum contact time with our learners due to smaller groups and additionally all work based apprentices are supported with training and assessment every 4 to 6 weeks at their organisations.

It is essential to maintain regular contact with our learners and ensure strong pastoral guidance in conjunction with thorough assessment, progress tracking and training delivery. This is reflected within our learner satisfaction rating of 94.2% the highest in the County

NITAL have very strong links with employers across Northamptonshire and support the development of apprenticeship opportunities. In addition to the apprenticeship opportunities, there are places available on our Level 2 engineering full time programme which runs for 26 weeks and incorporates work experience within a suitable engineering and manufacturing environment.

Significantly of those who completed the full time programme, 82% secured an apprenticeship and following support, advice and guidance from NITAL, 18% chose to follow a different pathway.

Learners are always encouraged to achieve their potential and there are opportunities to participate in the World Skills events competing against other apprentices across the UK, possibly representing the UK at the European Skills Championships and also World Skills Championships as our medal winning Apprentice’s have in the past.

We also encourage personal development and wellbeing through weekly sporting activities, raising money for local charities and the possibility of a residential outdoor pursuits team building trip.

To apply for an apprenticeship, full time programme, find out more or book a place at the next open evening on 31st May 2017; or call us on 01536 408188; or email: Website

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