National skills record for railway engineers officially launched

7 March, 2013

SkillsID, the skills record system which MyKnowledgeMap developed for the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering, was launched today at an event in London.

SkillsID, the skills record system which MyKnowledgeMap developed for the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering, was launched today at an event in London.

SkillsID will be the repository for all individuals who work in the railway engineering industry and will hold information about their engineering and safety related competencies, qualifications and training. This will include everything from NVQ’s to university degrees and from specific industry related competencies to industry agreed behavioural competence. Details of training programmes attended will also be recorded.

The system was developed by the MyKnowledgeMap team working closely with NSARE, the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering. NSARE designed the system with input from a working group representing major employers and other key stakeholders in the railway sector. Development of the system was completed in August 2012, after which it was piloted by a group of employers.

At the official launch event, the SkillsID system was endorsed by senior figures from Transport for London, the National Rail Contractors Group, Siemens Rail Systems, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and Network Rail.

MyKnowledgeMap attended in support of NSARE, and were showcasing their wider assessment offering for training providers in the railway engineering sector.

Presentations from the event are available on NSARE's website.