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1 NSARE Overview Developed by the industry for the industry Gil Howarth FE Colleges RailShow Tuesday 29 th January

2 NSARE’s Aspiration A Network of FE Colleges that will work collaboratively with employers and other training providers within the Railway Engineering sector

3 Walsall RailShow A Network of FE Colleges that will work collaboratively with employers and other training providers within the Railway Engineering sector

4 Membership ‘not for profit’ company limited by Guarantee wholly owned by industry Member organisations;

5 Rail Industry Structure complex contractual

6 Not included: Civil Engineering Construction Power from Grid to Substation ‘Generic’ parts manufacture Included: Power – from Substation to Railway & OLE Signalling & Telecoms Train build/ maintenance Track renewal /maintenance NSARE’s Scope

7 Network Rail 20,000 Transport for London 6,500 Train & Freight Operating Companies 3,500 Infrastructure Supply Chain 60,000 Traction & Rolling Stock Supply Chain 10,000 DesignBuildMaintainDesignMaintainBuild Crossrail Track S&T E&P B&C

8 Typical Supply Chain Network Rail Main Contractor Equipment Supplier Sub-Contractors Sub-Contractor Agency Staff

9 Skills Forecasting enhance maintain

10 NSARE Skills Forecasting Model Type of activity – Track – Signalling & Telecommunications (S&T) – Electrification & Plant (E&P) – Traction & Rolling Stock (T&RS) Skill Level – Level 6-8Senior Engineer/General Manager – Level 4-5 Technician / Manager – Level 3Skilled Artisan / Supervisor – Level 1-2Semi-Skilled Maintenance or Investment Projects/Renewals 51 Companies provided 44,000 sets of people data

11 Type of ActivityNumber of People Track 55,500 Signalling & Telecommunications 12,000 Electrification & Plant 3,500 Building & Civil 15,500 Total Infrastructure 86,500 Traction & Rolling Stock 13,500 Total100,000 % Female4.4% Total Workforce Numbers

12 Workforce Age Profile

13 Electrification & Plant

14 Electrification and Plant – Skill Levels Skill LevelMaintenanceProjects/RenewalsTotal Level Level 4 – Level Level Total

15 Workforce Geography

16 Electrification & Plant

17 Aggregated Programme Developed aggregated programme of 200+ projects from: – Network Rail – TfL – Crossrail – HS2 – Rolling Stock – Light Rail Timeframe (where information available) Concentrated on 2013 to 2019 (end of CP5)

18 Future Programme – Spend by Client

19 Future Programme – E&P Spend

20 Recruitment: Numbers by Discipline

21 Recruitment: Comparison with Current Workforce

22 Recruitment: E&P (Growth, Retirements & Leavers)

23 National Training Academy for T&RS focused quality

24 National Training Academy for T&RS Collaboration between Siemens Plc, NSARE Ltd and Government National ‘hub’ at Northampton, ‘spokes’ around the country Concept:Government funds 50% in return for 50% of training capacity to be made available to industry through NSARE Cost:£7million Programme:Q1’13 Agreement with BIS/DfT Q2’13 Design & Build Contract placed Q3’14 ‘Open for Business’

25 ERTMS focused quality

26 Industry View of Future Train Control System Configuration (ERTMS) Control Centre Voice communications On board train detection Movement authority Advisory speed Automatic Train Operation Key nodes Limited signalling Limited train detection Intelligent Traffic Management

27 Study covers ETCS aspects of ERTMS ETCS Academy Project Scope

28 Key Job Families 4 workshops were held with industry wide stakeholders attending - over 200 roles were identified as being impacted by ERTMS. These have been summarised into 13 key job families All others will require some level of ERTMS awareness

29 Estimated no of people in key roles now The numbers include: – Network Rail staff – A sample of the supply chain from skills forecasting data, plus – Estimates for the supply chain where data not received from employers Key RoleNo of people identified to date (not complete) Systems Specialists 400 Designers & Testers 2,400 Infrastructure Installers 2400 Signal Maintainers 3,300 Telecoms Maintainers 1,000 NR Controllers 700 Signallers 5,600 TOC Drivers 1,4000 FOC Drivers 2,400 FOC & TOC Controllers 1,000 FOC & TOC Train Crew & Despatch 11,000 Train Fitment 2500 Train Maintainers 8,000 Technical Support 300 Total 55,000

30 SkillsID focused quality

31 SkillsID – What is it? Online record of an individual’s skills, competencies, qualifications Accessible by employer (sponsor) and individual – promotes ownership of own development Updated by employer (sponsor), NSARE accredited training providers – all verified records

32 Skills Backbone IT Platform Central Processor National Database Organisations Trainers & Assessors Course Directory Training and Assessment Content Access via Web Portal Mobile Access Employee Record CPD / Career Planning Skills Forecasting Supply Demand Accredited Training SkillsID Common Reference Library (Job Roles, Qualifications etc.)

33 SkillsID – Interfaces with other systems NSARE SkillsID National Competency Database – Technical, Safety, Behavioural, etc. NR Sentinel TfL LUCAS Crossrail System TOC Systems Employer Systems Employers Training Providers Competencies, Training Courses, Employee Data, etc. Industry Launch: early March 2013

34 Qualifications Structure focused quality

35 Matthew Scarff Senior Business Development Manager 24 th January 2013 Supporting Railway Engineering

36 Qualifications Transferred to Semta/EAL Safety competencies are important BUT should be a component of an individual’s portfolio of competencies Increasing recognition that behaviours, including Leadership & Management, are critical to success

37 Began providing qualifications in 1964 as Engineering Industry Training Board (EITB). Our sole purpose was to service the UK engineering industries We are the leading vocational Awarding Organisation in Engineering and Manufacturing, with a 75% market share of all skills provision In recent years we have successfully expanded our offering into allied sectors Our qualifications are used by over 800 centres and we currently issue over 150,000 certificates to learners a year In 2012 we became Excellence, Achievement and Learning Background to EAL...

38 Our primary focus is on supporting employers and industry Qualifications should be a workforce development solution that support growth We view quality are being our USP and we are the only Awarding Organisation to employ full time external verifiers to lead on quality assurance We work with a range of employers and their providers to develop specific qualification to support their business needs We have reinvested over £10m back into industry over the last 5 years.

39 THE CHALLENGE: Weekend warriors - track renewals/maintenance HUGE contingent labour workforce Demographics, working practice and sub contracting arrangements make for a hard to reach group 7500 people potentially 'unskilled' and/or 'unqualified' Diverse skills mix and training needs Initial Developments - Track Engineering Fundamentals

40 THE SOLUTION: A qualification that recognises existing Network Rail training programmes A qualification that allows for mixed ability A qualification that utilises existing systems for assessment and quality assurance purposes A qualification that makes best use of learner and employers' time A qualification that strives for industry best practice Initial Developments - Track Engineering Fundamentals

41 Skills Diagnostic Training Course (length depending on experience). Involving centre marked practical assignments EAL Test Work experience (up to 6 moths depending on experience) – complete industry required logbook Final Assessment (professional discussion) Level 2 Track Engineering Fundamentals

42 Next Steps: Funding rates to be agreed Limited pilot in April (circa 200 learners) Potential roll-out for academic year Initial Developments - Track Engineering Fundamentals

43 Qualifications based on OLEC standards: OLEC touches significant parts of the workforce from being needing to have awareness of OLEC to being competent Is an industry based standard with no formal assessment programme Qualifications will bring needed structure to the industry. It will give employers more confidence and will provide employees with national recognition The qualifications will be based on existing competency requirements Future Projects

44 EAL will work closely with NSARE Building a dedicated Rail team within EAL Ensure there is a clear channel of communication with interested Centres Quality products that meet the needs of industry is our focus Going Forward Matthew Scarff Senior Business Development Manager 24 th January 2013

45 Revised Qualification Frameworks: SEMTA and NSARE will lead review EAL will develop all qualifications required by the sector, irrespective of level Apprenticeships and qualifications must bridge the gap with competency frameworks and schemes so education pathways become the norm for the sector EAL anticipate creating a robust suite of qualifications and apprenticeship over the next 12 months NB All current apprenticeships in Railway Engineering are valid and any new introductions will be phased in Future Projects

46 Apprentice Quality Review consistency quality

47 Apprentice Quality Review Martin Ward - NAS Some very good delivery, but…..some areas for real concern

48 Level 2 - Track Apprenticeships Concerns raised by NSARE following feedback from industry: 2000 level 2 apprentices – 10,000 total workforce Funding driven, not employer driven – Provider led apprenticeships Long term sustainable employment Reputational damage to rail industry

49 49 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Review of Intermediate level Rail Engineering Track delivery –Some very good delivery but some where we have concerns to be resolved –All delivery that fell into the review was sub contracted mostly through colleges –Many providers were also the employer – employment circumstances not always clear during the Apprenticeship and on completion. –Better quality where recruitment based on real anticipated employment need. –In most cases the duration of Apprenticeships have been extended to reflect the 18 months in the framework but not all. –Some questions about the use of heritage railways or museums to deliver the Apprenticeship. Is this adequate to prepare for work on the main network? Will be interesting to see in time how many progress to the appropriate Advanced Apprenticeship

50 50 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Review of Intermediate level Rail Engineering Track delivery Memorandum of Understanding between NSARE and NAS gives a strong platform to build on. Gives a real opportunity to understand the sector Shared interest in the development of high quality training in the sector. Want to grow the use of Apprenticeships within the Rail Industry both intermediate and Advanced level. Really positive signs this is happening but must also ensure that these are high quality and linked to sustainable employment. Will work together to ensure real understanding of how the industry operates National Apprenticeship Service

51 The Way Forward Memorandum of Understanding with NAS NSARE Accredited FE Colleges and sub-contractors Employer focused NSARE co-ordination of national need Review all apprenticeship frameworks Quality apprenticeships – Intermediate – Advanced – Higher Support the development of the industry

52 Guidance on Rail Industry Employment quality standards

53 Guidance on Rail Industry Employment NSARE support & guidance Feedback from December FE Colleges Event Driven by standards Network Rail standards available on line – IHS – £3k pa Highly regulated Complex Constant Change

54 Guidance on Rail Industry Employment Setting learners’ expectations Medical – Colour vision – Hearing – General Health Drugs & Alcohol – Pre employment screening – No second chances – automatic 5 year ban – Under influence alcohol – immediate dismissal

55 Guidance on Rail Industry Employment Practical help Arranging site visits – PPE requirements – Access to track Growing knowledge & understanding – Communication campaigns – Promotional materials – Trade magazines etc. Promoting Railway Engineering

56 Supporting the FE Colleges Adding value Learning resources Text books Redundant Equipment Partnership with private sector training providers Communications

57 NSARE Inspection Framework consistency judgement

58 The Accreditation Journey NSARE live: February 2011 Network Rail contract – “Sentinel Training” Safety training – 100 training providers – 400 trainers – audit regime – Industry lst confidence Ofsted approach Quality improvement

59 Developing the Framework Learning & skills framework Minimum changes A few rail specific items – Capacity to improve – Learner outcomes – Quality of provision – Leadership & management – Equality & diversity

60 Findings from the Baseline Inspection Identifies areas for improvement Reviews strategic skills and succession planning League table of training providers

61 Findings from the Baseline Inspection 70% of providers judged “Good” or better – Knowledgeable – Enthusiastic – Safety conscious – Competent

62 Findings from the Baseline Inspection But – training practices are outdated – poor standard of qualifications – trainers are aging – lack of strategic direction – high pass rate for Sentinel Training questionable value and accuracy

63 Findings from the Baseline Inspection Many finding it hard to move from compliance to continuous improvement Excellent compliance with rules Poor use of feedback from learners Too much focus on rules rather than learner needs Small size of many providers – lack of strategic vision – management focused on running the business

64 Findings from the Baseline Inspection Limited inspirational training Delivery focused on knowledge transfer rather than understanding of risks Behavioural development not a key focus Poor support for literacy, numeracy and communications skills

65 Moving on Extend to other areas Engineering and other technical training FE Colleges

66 Accreditation Objectives Engineering Department specific Supplement Ofsted - not replicate Assurance to Rail industry [via NSARE]

67 Inspection Logistics Commence spring 2013 Short window of opportunity 1 inspector: 3-4 days In depth review of engineering capability In depth review of sub-contracting arrangements Short report

68 Q&A Session Quality Understand

69 Where do we go from here? future planning

70 Next Steps FE Colleges on board? Confirm Arrange Inspection dates Formal launch late spring


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