How to select How to select the best apprenticeship training route for your business & levy recovery

How do you decide whether to become a Main Provider, Employer Provider, Supporting Provider … or should you outsource all of your apprenticeship training to an external training provider?

Which route will enable you to maximise Levy recovery and meet your organisation’s skills needs? 

On 26th September 2019 we will be hosting a half-day workshop to tackle these questions.

Skills Live is a new online tool that uses video content to enable job seekers to gain an understanding of key responsibilities required for specific roles in rail. 


The platform bypasses the conventional means of applying for job roles and displays a wealth of careers in rail enabling employers to connect with young people who may not have considered careers in rail. 


Click the button to logon to Skills Live 

Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce: 3 Year Progress Report

The Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce: 3 Year Progress Report has been published and marks the latest in a series of annual reports setting out progress against ambitions from the government’s 2016 Transport infrastructure skills strategy, as well as information on the diversity of those undertaking apprenticeships. 

Driving Social Mobility in Transport

NSAR understands a more skilled workforce increases the chances of upward socially mobility. Members of the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT) have developed a “Driving Social Mobility in Transport” Leaflet. 


The document sets out good practice examples to improve and champion social mobility in the transport sector. It aims to promote pre-employment training opportunities and is a guide for employers on how to get involved. 

Data Analyst and Data Scientist Shared Apprenticeships

NSAR is working with a number of

strategic partners to address the shortfall seen in the UK in data analytics and data science capability. With continuous technological advancements, the need to analyse data and be able to make key strategic decision on findings becomes ever more critical for today’s industries.


Our shared apprenticeship programme

offers apprentices the opportunity to learn new skills from a variety of employers across industry within a single programme.

NSAR Quality Assurance Workshops & Provider Forums 

Book onto one of our QA Workshops and Provider Forums today! Our workshop events are for anybody involved in managing a training & assessments provider within the rail industry. Our forums are for those involved in managing a training & assessments provider within the rail industry.


The cloud-based platform delivers a centralised and secure online record of each individual’s competencies, qualifications and training plans which is easily accessible to both the employer and the individual on a computer, phone or tablet.  

External Quality Assurance

NSAR is now enabling employers in digital industries, freight and rail to take responsibility for the quality of apprenticeship assessments. The three employer-led quality assurance boards ensure that apprenticeships deliver what employers need.


NSAR helps its members globally by working with the national governments, industrial partners and blue chip organisations providing a range of skills related services targeted at the promotion and development of technical and vocational skills education and training in support of national industrial strategies. 

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Skills Intelligence

We provide up to date industry insights using our expertise and a range IT tools. Our skills intelligence allows the rail and peripheral organisations to make the right decisions.

Skills & Training

NSAR works with education, training providers and industry leading companies to ensure there is an effective supply chain to deliver skilled people for the industry.

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We are dedicated and passionate about ensuring that high quality, cost effective training is available and being delivered to meet your needs of the industry.

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