Railway Maintenance Diploma

Course Overview

During the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of rail track maintenance that you need to obtain a successful career on the rail. The course will introduce you to the typical operations and allow you to develop an extensive skill set to carry out various roles within the Rail Industry.

You must book onto an Information and Advice Session prior to starting the course.

Also Included in The Course

• City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance

• City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Rail Engineering Underpinning Knowledge

• Full set of Network Rail Approved PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

• Network Rail Approved Medical – Mandatory that this is attended and passed or won’t progress on the course – Necessary for PTS

• Network Rail Approved Drugs & Alcohol Screening – Mandatory that this is attended and passed or won’t progress on the course – Necessary for PTS

• Sponsorship paperwork including ID and right-to-work documentation – Necessary for PTS.

• E-Learning – Sent from your sponsor – Mandatory that this is completed and passed by the deadline of your PTS training

• Small Plant Training.

• Basic Hand Tools Training.

• First Aid and Manual Handling.

What Will I Learn and How Will I be Learning?

You will learn how to:

• Undertake routine maintenance of the permanent way.

• Carry out routine adjustments to permanent way assets.

• Prepare to undertake duties in the rail engineering industry.

• Carry out routine inspections of the permanent way.

• Assist in preparing resources for permanent way activities.

• Undertake replacement of permanent way assets and components.

• Restore track geometry to operational condition by the manual repair of permanent way assets.

• Prepare small plant, measuring equipment and tools for permanent way renewal or maintenance.

• Deal with incidents and contingencies within the railway environment.

• Lift and move permanent way materials, components and equipment.

• Restore plain line track geometry to operational conditions.

Entry Requirements

• No prior experience in the rail industry is required - however, if you're reskilling from a trade or other career path, you'll have developed a skill set that will stand you in good stead.

• The course is open to anybody over the age of 19 (as of 31st August 2022) who is unemployed and claiming an out-of-work benefit (this needs to be evidenced with recent payment information) or for those on a low income (less than £18,525 before tax) and can evidence this with wage slips or contract of employment. Evidence needs to be brought in during week 1.

• You need to have a current form of photographic identification (Passport/Driving Licence/Citizen Card - Accompanied with a birth certificate, if no passport) and proof of National Insurance (Letter, P60 or wage slip including name and address) - Necessary for Sponsorship paperwork and proof of Right To Work.

• You need to have a good level of written and verbal English skills to meet the demands of an NVQ Level 2.

• You need to be able to commit to attending full-time on the programme for the duration of the course.

• Criminal Convictions and ongoing investigations need to be disclosed, in advance - Not an instant barrier. Need to be assessed individually. Need to complete a criminal conviction declaration form and have this approved before attending the College site. Please speak to your probation officer. If you would be considered ‘high risk' by your probation office, it is unlikely that you would be able to access the Brierfield and Accrington Programme

• Only Lancashire postcodes are funded - Not GMCA or devolved postcodes

Additional Information

Our 3 day Health and Safety in Construction programme also includes CSCS Card. This can be accessed on course completion

Before starting this course you must attend an Information and Advice Session.

To book onto a session please:

Visit lal.ac.uk

Call: 01254 354423

Email: Richard.Dwyer@NelsonGroup.ac.uk


Please note that our courses are eligible for adults aged 19+ who live in Lancashire. Find out more here.

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