Britain Runs on Rail’ is the slogan to promote the industry. The rail sector amounts to just under 1% UK GDP (c£14 bn. turnover) but the contribution of rail to the UK economy is many times greater. The UK could not function without its rail system.
So rail is vital to UK prosperity. And to make the rail system operate safely and effectively, the industry needs talented and skilled people. And the rail industry needs an effective education and skills supply chain to attract, educate, train and develop those people.
NSAR offers a curriculum development consultancy. NSAR works with the whole rail sector to develop apprenticeship standards: Rail Engineering and Rail Operations, including Train Driving apprenticeships
NSAR has submitted proposals for the development of several Academy Specifications. NSAR has put forward detailed plans for the delivery of specialised training and qualifications needed for the light and heavy rail network.
NSAR has put forward detailed proposals and development of training academies: defining, shaping and delivering academies along with the supporting business case
Work has included:
• Demand and business proposals for proposed training academies
• Stakeholder Mapping and Engagement
• Identifying and proposing Strategic options
• Developing People Plan with key client staff
• Developing outline curriculum and cohort modelling
• Market testing
• Identifying training academies specifications and sizing for fit out
• Proposing delivery models and volumes
• Developing trainer and qualifications specifications
• Reviewing technology requirements
• Developing Apprenticeship levy commercial propositions
• Specification and development of training standards and learner qualifications
• Specification and accreditation of training content and materials
• Specification and accreditation of trainers and assessors
• Use of technology for learning
• Proposing a Learner Management System
• Identifying and working with prospective partners, including: FE Colleges, University Technical Colleges, HE institutions, Private sector training providers (railway engineering and others)