The National Skills Academy for Rail

About us

We provide membership, assurance, insights and skills solutions to help employers, trainers and organisations develop and sustain a highly skilled workforce to ensure the delivery of a world class rail service.

Our Work 

We support training & assessment providers and ensure the quality of training provision is of a high standard. Through knowledge and intelligence we help the rail sector & our members make informed decisions and target investment in resource planning. Our brokerage role enables the industry to increase its competitiveness through matching skills and workforce demand to training and education supply for both up-skilling and apprentices, thus enabling rail companies to deliver a more efficient railway; having the right people at the right time in the right place. 

Our credibility within the industry, our unique resource and knowledge, enables us to provide specific support to individual companies who seek to meet their skills needs.In a rapidly changing skills landscape we act as a coordinated powerful voice, on behalf of the sector, to influence government policy and planning safeguarding rail sectors interest.

NSAR is trusted by the rail industry to provide workable solutions for the provision of skills needed for the increasing demands of a modern railway. We develop people to excel every day, challenging the status quo and inspiring a change in the way skills and competences are delivered. We will work with you to identify your skills gap, help you with resource planning and guide you on how to get funding for training. Why not become an NSAR member and contribute to developing and sustaining a world-class railway.  

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