Welcome to the Events page.  Here you will find listings of Academy events along with relevant events affecting the rail sector.

RTAS Briefings - October & November 2011

The National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE) has been awarded Network Rail's Concession for its Rail Training & Assessment Accreditation Scheme (RTAS). The concession will initially be for three years starting on 1st January 2012.

Details of the radically different approach to accreditation, inspection and business improvement will be presented at the following events around the country.

Date Location Venue
Friday 14th October Walsall Network Rail Training Centre
Wednesday 19th October Doncaster Doncaster College
Friday 21st October Manchester Salford City College
Friday 28th October Derby Derby College
Tuesday 1st November Watford Network Rail Training Centre
Thursday 3rd November Ilford Tunnel & Underground Construction Academy
Wednesday 9th November Bristol Network Rail Training Centre
Friday 11th November Larbert (Falkirk) Network Rail Training Centre






These events are exclusively for training providers and are free to attend.

What will happen on the day?

Each day will start at 09.00 with Registration for an 09.30 prompt start. The presentations and discussions will end at 16.30. A sandwich lunch will be provided. A more detailed programme with directions to the venue will be issued to delegates in advance of each event.

If you would like to join us at one of the events please contact Marcia Peart: or 0750 854 8593


Rail Shows

We are holding a series of Rail Shows around the country for all interested industry stakeholders and NSARE Members.

Date Location Venue
Tuesday 18th October Doncaster Doncaster College
Thursday 20th October Manchester Manchester University
Thursday 27th October Birmingham Aston University
Monday 31st October Watford Hilton Hotel
Tuesday 8th November Bristol Brunel's Old Station
Monday 14th November Croydon Tba
Thursday 12th January Scotland Tba






Each event will provide an opportunity for you to meet members of the NSARE team and network with other representatives from organisations across the sector, training providers, colleges and suppliers. We will also update you on the progress that we have made during our first year including:

  • How NSARE can add value to your organisation and how you can get involved in shaping the future of the Academy
  • How NSARE will support the sector in raising training standards through the Network Rail Training & Assessment Accreditation (RTAS) Concession that we have recently been awarded
  • How our key products and services are being developed for the industry including our IT platform 'Skills Backbone'

Events are FREE and will commence with registration from 14.30 for a 15.00 start. They will last a maximum of 3 hours and will be followed by a drinks reception and networking opportunity.


If you would like to join us at one of the Rail Shows please contact Val Howarth: or +44 (0)7850 793794