Coronavirus (COVID-19) apprenticeships guidance

NSAR is working closely with numerous organisations to monitor the situation and remain committed to supporting you at this challenging time, to protecting apprentices and to minimising disruption as much as possible.  Click the button below to view the guidance.

The Apprenticeship Intermediary Service Microsite is LIVE! 

In partnership with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), NSAR has launched a new microsite for smaller employer intermediaries. 


The site will provide tools, "How to guides", videos, quizzes and more to help you acquire the right level of knowledge to support smaller employers within your network.  

NSAR Adult Care EQA Live

We are proud to make another announcement in that IfATE has also approved NSAR to deliver an external quality assurance (EQA) service for Adult Care Apprenticeship Standards. 

NSAR Screen EQA Live 

We are proud to announce that IfATE has approved NSAR to deliver an external quality assurance (EQA) service for Screen Apprenticeship Standards. 

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.

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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