NSAR provides Logistics & Freight External Quality Assurance

Don’t forget NSAR is approved to deliver an external quality assurance (EQA)  for Rail, Digital and Logistics Apprenticeship Standards.

We ensure that the endpoint assessments are compliant with employer wishes, consistent in assessment delivery and comparable across end-point assessment organisations within all these areas. 

For more information regarding NSAR’s EQA, click here.

The new Ofsted Regime is different

Apprenticeship and adult learning provider Woodspeen Training had a full inspection last week after Ofsted began using the new framework as of this month. Woodspeen Training Managing Director John Deaville stated
“I thought this was going to be an incremental change, but it felt like a pretty significant shift in focus and emphasis on the inspection process.”

Ofsted’s focus has shifted from outcomes to the “quality of
education” and what is being called the three I’s: intent, implementation,
and impact.

Don’t forget NSAR offers Ofsted and Quality Improvement Guidance to support training providers by helping them to understand: 

  • What is a monitoring visit?
  • How will providers be judged? 
  • What are the consequences of poor judgement? 
  • What is involved in a full inspection? 

To find out more, click here.

NSAR at YRP’s Technology and the Railway event next week

Next week NSAR will be at “How will the rail industry change and how will technology refine and revolutionise the industry?” hosted by Young Rail Professionals (London & South East) and PA Consulting in London. The event will outline what that future may look like in the rail sector with a particular focus on:

  • the impact of technology and how the rail industry needs to change for its customers
  • the impact both for rail users and those working to deliver that future vision.

The panel will include NSAR Head of Skills Intelligence Neil Franklin amongst industry peers discussing the next few decades of rail. The event will conclude with a Q & A and networking reception.

To register for the event, click here.

Get involved with Rail Diversity Week: 23rd – 27th September 2019

Don’t forget that NSAR and SkillsLive.co will be hosting Rail Diversity Week (23rd – 27th September) enabling rail employers to connect with job seekers from all backgrounds including disabilities (in support of the Disability Confident Campaign) by exhibiting the vast range of job opportunities available in rail.

Next week we are hosting a number of Live Streams on SkillsLive.co with a selection of hiring managers from major rail organisations providing insights on roles in rail:       

Hitachi 
Pete Fletcher,  Emerging Talent Specialist
Tuesday 24th Sept, 3pm

Network Rail
Amy Ellis, Talent Acquisition Specialist
Wednesday 25th Sept, 3pm

EMR
Emma Albertsen, Apprentice Manager
Friday 27th Sept, 3pm  

Want to see how you can get involved? Contact us at info@skillslive.co

NSAR collaborates with organisations at an International level

NSAR is helping its member organisations internationally and working with 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 (TVET) in support of national industrial strategies.

NSAR is active in China, South East Asia, and the Middle East.

Download our International Leaflet to find out more about the work we do across the globe by clicking here.

Ensuring high quality, cost-effective training is available and delivered to industry standard

Would your business benefit from higher productivity, increased revenues, and enhanced company reputation?

NSAR’s Quality Assurance Team continuously strives for excellence to ensure that high quality, cost-effective training is available and being delivered to meet the needs of the industry. Our services include:

  • A Directory of National NSAR assured training providers
  • Audit and inspection of training provision
  • Quality Assurance of training providers 

For more information or to see how our quality assurance team can help you, click here.

Get involved with Rail Diversity Week: 23rd – 27th September 2019

The rail industry is growing fast due to multi-million-pound investment and the need for more diverse talent will undoubtedly create new job opportunities.   

In addition, rail is an industry that touches everyone and is open to everyone, and it is important to employers that this reflected in the workforce. That’s why NSAR and SkillsLive.co will be hosting Rail Diversity Week (23rd – 27th September) enabling rail employers to connect with job seekers from all backgrounds including disabilities (in support of the Disability Confident Campaign) by exhibiting the vast range of job opportunities available in rail.

Next week we are hosting a number of Live Streams on SkillsLive.co with a selection of hiring managers from major rail organisations providing insights on roles in rail:       

  • Hitachi 
    Pete Fletcher,  Emerging Talent Specialist
    Tuesday 24th Sept, 3pm

  • Network Rail
    Amy Ellis, Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Wednesday 25th Sept, 3pm

  • EMR
    Emma Albertsen, Apprentice Manager
    Friday 27th Sept, 3pm  

Want to see how you can get involved? Contact us at info@skillslive.co

Another NEW vacancy at NSAR

At NSAR we work collaboratively to tackle the challenges within the rail industry. We offer a range of roles which will undoubtedly assist in contributing to a world-class railway within the UK. We have the following vacancy in our London office: 

Skills Relationship Manager
Location: London
Hours: 40 per week, Monday – Friday
Salary: £40K – £50K depending on the level of experience.
Closing Date:
31st October 2019

To apply or view the full job description click here.

Network Rail confirms route director appointments

Network Rail’s regional directors have each confirmed a series of appointments to their senior management teams as the company’s 14 new routes go live today.

Andrew Haines, Network Rail chief executive, said: “The 14 new routes are all about moving power and accountability from the big network functions to the routes and regions, giving them greater accountability for train performance in their areas. “It is a fundamental change and at the heart of the transformation of Network Rail to a business that is unequivocally on the side of passengers and freight users, focused on delivering better day-to-day performance.”

Here is a summary of the route director appointments:

Eastern region (led by Rob McIntosh, managing director)

  • Ellie Burrows – route director, Anglia
  • Gary Walsh – route director, East Midlands
  • Matthew Rice – route director, North & East
  • Paul Rutter – route director, East Coast

Scotland’s Railway (led by Alex Hynes, managing director)

  • Liam Sumpter – route director, Network Rail Scotland

Wales & Western region (led by Mark Langman, managing director)

  • Bill Kelly- route director, Wales and Borders
  • Mike Gallop – route director, Western

North West and Central region (led by Tim Shoveller, managing director)

  • James Dean – route director, West Coast Mainline South
  • Phil James – route director, North West
  • Dave Penney – route director, Central *

Southern region (led by John Halsall, managing director)

  • Mark Killick – route director, Wessex
  • Shaun King – route director, Sussex
  • Fiona Taylor – route director, Kent
  • Katie Frost – route director, Network Rail High Speed

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

It’s not too late to register for NSAR’s workshop entitled “How to select the best apprenticeship training route for your business & levy recovery” taking place next week on Thursday 26th Sept 2019.

The event aims to address questions such as:

  • How do you decide whether to become a Main Provider, Employer Provider, Supporting Provider?
  • 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?

Upon completion of the workshop, you will have the knowledge to determine the best apprenticeship training route so that you can make the right decision for your organisation.

Event Details

Date: 
Thursday 26th September 2019

Time: 
9:30am – 1:30pm

Schedule:
09:30-10:00 – Registration with tea & coffee

10:00-10:05 – Introduction
10:05-11:00 – The pros & cons of the different types of training provider routes
11:00-11:20 Tea & Coffee break 
11:20-11:30 – Conducting a feasibility study & business case to determine the best route
11:30-12:00 – Apprenticeship Levy Planner Demonstration
12:00-13:00 – Lunch and networking 

Venue:
NSAR Ltd, 11 Carteret Street, London, SW1H 9DJ

To register for this event, click here.