Rail Engineering Level 3

Your career in Rail Engineering starts here - no experience required! 

Our next information and guidance session will be held virtually 27th October 10AM

Every day over four million journeys are made across the 20,000 miles of track in England, Scotland and Wales. Britain has Europe’s fastest-growing railway and needs trained, hard-working individuals who are prepared to work round-the-clock to keep the system moving safely, reliably and efficiently. Are you ready to become a part of this vital network of engineers?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Online Course
  • EAL accredited
  • Anyone aged 19+ (no upper age limit) 
  • Options for subsidised travel to training days
  • Once a week online for 21 weeks with the exception of:
    • 2 days on track for practical sessions
    • Medical, Drugs & Alcohol screening 
    • An Exam


Course Fees:

  • If you do not already have a Full Level 3 qualification, this course will be FREE to you if you live in an eligible postcode
  • If you do already have a Full Level 3 qualification, you will have to apply for an Adult learner loan to cover the course fees. 

You will gain knowledge of rail engineering technologies and track maintenance processes through online classroom sessions. Once government guidelines permit, practical work experience on real track lines will take place. Some of the key topics covered are Railway infrastructure, Track Engineering, Signalling Systems and Overhead Line Equipment. After you have finished this 21-week course, you will then complete a two-week Personal Track Safety (PTS) course which is funded by the College.  This qualification is essential for everyone who wishes to work on or near any line on Network Rail’s infrastructure.


Information and guidance days for this course are run virtually. Please sign up using the form below. The locations this course is available in can be seen below. 

Location   Information and Guidance   Course start date 
Leeds/Bradford  27th October 10th November
Darlington 14th September  11th February
Leeds & Bradford  27th September  21st February 
Leeds & Bradford 10th November  6th April

Entry Requirements

You will need to attend a virtual information and guidance session to find out more. Once you have applied, you will be asked to provide evidence of having a Level 2 in Maths and English. If you have a Level 3 qualification in any subject you do not need to provide evidence of your Maths and English grades however this course will not be free to you and you may need to take out an adult learner loan to cover the cost of this course. This will be explained in full on the Information and guidance session.

This information and guidance session is also a chance for you to find out more. The course coordinator will explain in detail the benefits of completing the course, what the College offers, including the PTS/sentinel card and advice on how to take out an adult learner loan or if you are eligible for a free place.

27th October

Fill in the from to join the Rail Engineering Information and Guidance Session  27th October 10.00AM via Zoom Call. 


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