Free courses in Fibre Optics & Railway Engineering

Free courses in Fibre Optics, Railway Engineering and Overhead Lines to give you the right technical skills at the level employers need. 

Are you unemployed and looking to start a career? Or are you employed in these industries and want to progress? 

 

Shipley College is offering FREE high-quality industry-standard training in technical skills for Rail and Construction across the Leeds City Region. We are working with employers who need to upskill existing members of staff or recruit new employees to their organisation. 

Upon successful completion of your FREE course, you will receive a certificate.

 

To be eligible, you need to:

  • be 19+ (no upper age limit)

  • live in the Leeds City Region (radius map to be inserted)

  • have at least a grade D(3) in English and maths

 Or

  •  a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject

 Or

  • relevant experience

  • committed to working hard in all weathers and be fit enough to be able to achieve the standards required for these manual jobs.  

 

To register your interest, please complete the form below at the bottom of this page.

When we receive your application, we will organise an initial online chat and online assessment. This is to confirm your eligibility for this FREE training and to give you the opportunity to ask any questions.


Railway Engineering Course 

Skilled Operatives are needed to construct and maintain the rail track which is vital to keep both passengers and freight on the move. Please see the two options below if you are already employed in the Rail Industry: 

 

  • P-Way Technical Appreciation Programme  - available if you are currently employed in the industry

This course takes theoretical knowledge gained from your TIC and expands with an emphasis on practical elements, covering Manual Handling, Introduction to Track Geometry, Gauge & Vertical Alignment, Cross Level, Cant Twist & Clearances. ALso use of an extended array of Small Plant Tools e.g. Rail Saw, Cat Scanner (competency tickets issued), Joint Management & Fitting of Temporary Joint Plate Camps, Ballast Profiling & Sleeper Replacement, Rail Handling & Maneuvering, Hand Trolley Operator/Controller (competency ticket issued), Fitting of Stressing Rollers, Safe Use of Hydraulic Tenors and Robel Packing Machines, Placing and Removing Speed Boards & Warning Equipment & Track Panel Construction. The course is delivered over 5 days and you will also complete two days training on Overhead lines construction and maintenance  

 

  • Overhead Lines Course - available if you are currently employed in the industry  

Skilled Operatives are needed to maintain the overhead lines used to transmit electrical energy to electric trains, trolley buses or trams. Due to a change in Network Rail Overhead line permit (Form C), a 'test before touch' must now be carried out at every location that a linesman works on. Therefore, upon completion of this programme, delegates holding an AP ticket have required competency to carry out 'test before touch' duties themselves, therefore, reducing the need for additional personnel on site and consequently, reducing the element of risk. In addition to this, delegates will be certified with 'Working at Height' and 'Harness Awareness,'. The course is delivered over 5 days and you will also complete two days training on Overhead lines construction and maintenance  

 

  • Fibre Optics courses - available for if you are unemployed or currently working in the industry

Access to broadband is now vital for many areas of work and leisure. Skilled operatives are needed to install the fibre optics used to transmit the broadband service and data we rely on.  One this course you will gain the knowledge and hands-on practical skills to carry out fibre optic installation and roadwork activities safely and effectively under direction. You must be committed to work hard in all weathers and be fit enough to be able to achieve the standards required for this manual job. The course is delivered over 5 days and you will also complete two days training on Overhead lines construction and maintenance 

 

 To find out more or to register your interest, please complete the form below and a staff member will contact you to arrange an online chat and assessment. *Please all fields of this form are required





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