Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician

Duration: 36 months


Level 3 Certificate in Rail Operative Technician

Pre-Requisite Requirements

Demonstrate a basic ability with Maths and English. To be eligible you must be 18 +


Rail Engineering Technicians provide technical support to Rail Engineers.

It covers the following areas of the railway including track, overhead line, electrification and signalling.

Those working within the occupation of Rail Engineering are responsible for the safe construction, installation, maintenance and renewal of The Railway to provide a safe and reliable railway for customers. The Rail Industry has a high level of safety critical work activities requiring a disciplined and responsible approach.


The typical duration for this apprenticeship is 36 months but this will depend on previous experience of the apprentice and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competencies. 

What qualifications will I achieve?

You will achieve a Level 3 Certificate in Rail Operative Technician, and if required you can achieve Level 2 functional skills qualifications in Maths and English. 

What are the entry requirements?

Demonstrate a basic ability with Maths and English. You will need to be passionate about your chosen industry. To be eligible you must be 18 + 

What will you do?

  • Construction, installation, renewal, enhancement and modification of The Railway.
  • Fault finding and diagnosis to prevent or address equipment failures.
  • Maintenance and replacement of systems and components.
  • Functional and operational testing and inspection of The Railway using specialist equipment.
  • Ensuring assets are installed, replaced or maintained to specification and maintaining required records.

To apply please fill out the application form below.

Intertrain suspend all training until further notice X

Further to our correspondence on Friday 20th March 2020, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all training across all our centres in the UK from the close of business tonight.

This has not been an easy decision however, we want to ensure the safety, protection and the well-being of our staff and customers during the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Intertrain offering distance learning

Intertrain part of the City and Guilds group have now designed a Rail distance learning package, where you will gain a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Rail Engineering Underpinning Knowledge.

This will be undertaken with one of our dedicated trainers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide you through your qualification.

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