What is the Learning Assurance Service? 

Once your programme is approved, NSAR can be used to externally quality assure and certificate achievement on the programme. This begins to extend the independent verification of quality taking it from programme approval into the quality of your delivery practice.


The Learning Assurance Service is all about supporting your drive for continuous quality improvement through collaboration, facilitated self-reflection and independent scrutiny.


The Learning Assurance Service has been designed to ensure it:

  • provides independent assurance of your operational delivery
  • promotes consistency in performance, allowing you high-quality, independent feedback on the delivery of the target programme for continuous improvement purposes
  • is flexible and tailored to meet your organisational priorities
  • gives your customers confidence
  • maintains the learner-centric focus in delivery
  • adopts a critical friend/trusted partner support to assist with your continuous improvement journey 

NSAR will support you through the Learning Approval process by:

  • reviewing your internal quality assurance records
  • observing live delivery highlighting actions where gaps exist
  • making recommendations for improvement
  • tailoring assurance activity to your individual and organisational needs
  • providing you with an annual assurance report which contains rich feedback and recommendations for improvement or enhanced performance 

How does it work?


Once your training has been approved, we will discuss your ongoing assurance requirements and agree a calendar of assurance interventions with you. As a minimum, we would look to conduct an on-site observation of delivery and assessment and complete a desktop review of your internal quality assurance systems and their corresponding outcomes. 


Extending beyond this, the scope of the assurance checks can be tailored to meet your individual and organisational requirements. You may wish to seek assurance and development for all of your trainers and assessors, extend the assurance into your organisational systems or want some additional advice or consultancy. 

How much does it cost?


£750 per programme*


*Excluding VAT. This charge is in addition to the Learning Approval. Discounts for multiple programmes agreed by negotiation.


Get in touch

If you have any questions or want to get in touch with one of the team, please contact us at eqa@nsar.co.uk

For more information contact us at eqa@nsar.co.uk    

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