Are you interested in a career in rail engineering? This course comes with a guaranteed job after successful completion and will give you the knowledge and skills you need to work on rail tracks safely and effectively. Learn about track layout, health and safety, manual handling techniques, how to carry out a track inspection, and how to maintain the track itself. Successful candidates will be offered employment in the rail industry.
This course includes the following knowledge and skills areas:
You must be interested in a career in rail engineering, be motivated and eager to learn. You must be aged 19 and above, and be able to attend college 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) for 8 weeks.
You must also meet the eligibility for residency:
Have a European Union Settlement Scheme residence (EUSS) with three years’ residency in the EU/EEA and UK and have lived in the UK prior to 31 December 2020
All learners will undergo a drug and alcohol test during the course.
Assessment will be based on the activities you do on the track itself, and exams for first aid, personal track safety, and track induction.
If you will be aged 19+ on 31st August prior to the start date of your course, up to Level 2, then your study with us will be free. You must have lived for 3 years within the EU/EEA/UK prior to the start of your course, you must have lived in the UK before 1st January 2021 and you must have permission to live in the UK for at least 12 months from the first day of learning. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.
Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.
You might want to invest in good quality PPE and safety boots, the college will provide you with a set of PPE which is returned at the end of the course.
This course is a fast-track route into employment, and if you complete the course successfully, you will be offered employment in the rail sector. Progression within the railway is possible after achieving your level 2, you can join a level 3 programme or chose to go into other pathways such as, Signalling, Overhead Lines, Rolling Stocks or Telecommunications.
John is an experienced railway trainer and assessor with a passion for sharing knowledge and ensuring the competence of railway professionals. With 20 years of hands-on experience in the railway industry, John had the privilege of contributing to the growth and development of countless railway employees. In his role as a trainer and assessor, John takes pride in equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this dynamic field.
John specialises in track maintenance and is dedicated to upholding the highest industry standards. His training philosophy revolves around interactive and engaging learning methods that promote understanding and retention. He believes in the power of real-world simulations and practical exercises to prepare railway professionals for the challenges they may encounter on the job. Continuous improvement is at the core of his approach and keeps up to date with the latest industry developments to ensure that training programs remain cutting-edge and often works weekends on the railway.
The teachers listed may change, these shown are an example of the teachers who teach on these programmes.