Study Programme

Duration: 12 months


Qualifications at Level 2 or Level 3 (Rail Technical Certificates), GCSEs or Functional Skills in English and Maths

Pre-Requisite Requirements

You must be able to pass a drugs and alcohol test


Intertrain’s Rail Study programme is a free course for young people aged 16-18 to support them in gaining the skills and qualifications they need to progress into a career in the Rail Industry.

Intertrain offer a part time year programme of training and support. This is designed to help you successfully move into your chosen route which could be an Apprenticeship, Employment or further education.

What will the programme include?

  • Qualifications at Level 2 or Level 3 (Rail Technical Certificates)
  • GCSEs or Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • The skills for the world of work, including CV building, interview techniques, communication and confidence.
  • Rail Industry Competences
  • Work Experience in the occupational areas of interest with real employers.
  • Behavioural Skills

Who can access this programme?

To be eligible, you must be 16-18 years old (31st August of the academic year)

What will be my progression routes?

We have designed the study programme to support students into a positive progression route which will be the following:

  • Level 3 Study Programme
  • Further education at the HS2 College / Doncaster College
  • Rail Apprenticeship programme through Intertrain UK Ltd
  • Employment with a Rail Employer

How long will the learning take place?

The training programme will be part time across a year.

Are there any mandatory requirements?

You must be able to pass a drugs and alcohol test – due to the high risk nature of working on the railway.

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What do our trainees think

PTS Practical Event, Warrington

The trainer had a very thorough knowledge of the subject matter, and was able to back that up with relevant real life examples. Craig was flexible in his approach and willing to go deeper into particular areas if required to ensure understanding. The facilities are good, and the indoor track training area is particularly impressive.

Martin Smith, Carillion Construction Ltd
OLEC 2, Doncaster

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
DCCR Initial, Crayford

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
COSS Initial, Doncaster

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
COSS Initial, Warrington

Very well run course, professionally presented. Good reminder of duties and responsibilities.

Mark Harris, ABC Electrification
COSS Initial, Enfield

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

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.

Please click here for more information.

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.

If you wish for more information please click here.