Adult Education Rail Programme
This program aims to engage adults and provide sufficient knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to prepare and train for employment or further education within the rail industry.
We offer a range of qualifications taking a blended approach to learning, you will be taught by rail engineering professionals who were or are still operational in the area of rail expertise. There will be a combination of classroom, remote (at home) and practical sessions carried out at our excellent facilities.
What qualifications will the learner receive?
Level 2 C&G NVQ Diploma in Railway Engineering Track Maintenance; this will provide the learner with the understanding of track layout, operational procedures whilst working on the track, H&S aspects of the rail industry, manual handling techniques, how to carry out a track inspection and how to maintain the track itself.
Personal Track Safety (PTS); this qualification is mandatory in the rail sector and allows the holder to gain access as well as work on the railway. This qualification is made up of e-learning, classroom participation and practical elements.
DC Conductor Rails (DCCR); Any person going to walk or work “On or Near the Line” near to or adjacent DC Conductor Rails must be competent to look after their own safety in relation to 3rd and 4th rail areas. Upon successful completion of the course, the candidates will have the skills and knowledge and understand the behaviours required to work safely near or adjacent to DC conductor rails.
They will be able to describe the principles of the DC electrified system, identify the main components of the DC system and the hazards and risks associated with working DC conductor rail areas.
Track Induction (TIC); To provide the basic underpinning knowledge of permanent way construction, components and working methods associated with maintenance, renewal, repair, adjustment and dismantling of permanent way assets. This course teaches the candidates how to use the tools and carry out the jobs for repair, renewals or maintenance of the railway.
Rail Track Practical Experience; The learners will gain practical skills and experience using variety of methods to maintain the railway infrastructure.
Who can access this programme?
To be eligible, the individuals must be:
- Aged 19 years or older (31st August of the academic year)
- Been a UK resident for the past 3 years or at least living in the EU for the past 3 years
- Unemployed and claiming JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Currently employed but earning less than £17,004.00 annaul gross salary (will need to provide evidence)
To apply or for more information, please comlete the enquiry form below.
What do our trainees think
Very well constructed and delivered, outstanding performance on the trainer's part, both in the classroom and out on the track. I would recommend Archie McNeill to anyone who wishes to learn about overheads - a terrific experience.Zain Ahmad, Coyle
Lee had an excellent practical and pragmatic approach towards training. I found him to be very knowledgeable, but more importantly he has fantastic knowledge transfer skills.Umair Khan, Siemens Rail Automation
I enjoyed the course, it was delivered to a high standard. Kev is an excellent trainer, he is informative and has a great sense of humour. His method of teaching was simplified and thorough - Great!Thomas Smith, Amey Group Services Ltd
Very well run course, professionally presented. Good reminder of duties and responsibilities.Mark Harris, ABC Electrification
Vic was a fantastic trainer, his knowledge of the industry is vast and his delivery was second to none. A great course and trainer - thanks!Douglas Aitken, Balfour Beatty Rail Limited