National Skills Academy Rail (NSAR)
The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) was established in 2010 by the industry to provide strategic leadership on skills issues.
NSAR provides 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. 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.