Training Matters! National Conference a Resounding Success

Delegates Day One

Delegates at Training Matters! Day One

The two-day conference was held in Derby at Pride Park Stadium, the home of Derby County Football Club,

The event was moved to a larger auditorium at the venue to accommodate the 150 delegates attending on both Thursday 27th and Friday 28th September.

Speakers from NSARE were joined by experts from various organisations within the Railway Engineering and Education and Skills Sectors to deliver powerful messages on the theme of raising the quality of training in the industry.


Elaine Clark and Gil Howarth field questions from delegates at Training Matters!

Elaine Clark, NSARE Head of Process Development delivered a presentation outlining NSARE's IT Platform, SkillsBackbone, focusing on the Skills Passport National Competency Database, which Network Rail announced on Wednesday would be integrated with their new Sentinel Safety Management Information System. This will create a safer, smarter and simpler system to ensure track safety. Click here to view a PDF of the full Network Rail Sentinel Announcement

During the Q & A forum the representative from the Office of Rail Regulation congratulated NSARE for making the change from an audit-based system to an inspection and evidence-based process to evaluate the quality of training provision within the industry.


Peter Donovan (2nd Right) with Network Rail Apprentices (From Left), Adrian Ferguson, Alkesh Patel and Bilal Jamil

Delegates Join Q&A Forum

Delegates join in the Q & A Forum








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