Rail Engineering Level 3

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

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
  • 20-week course. 1 day a week
  • EAL accredited
  • Anyone aged 19+ (no upper age limit) 
  • You can apply for an adult learner loan to cover course fees
  • Options for subsidised travel to training days

You will gain knowledge of rail engineering technologies and track maintenance processes through a mix of classroom sessions and practical work experience on real track lines. Some of the key topics covered are Railway infrastructure, Track Engineering, Signalling Systems and Overhead Line Equipment. After you have finished this 20-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.


Recruitment days & course start dates for Darlington 

Location  Recruitment Days  Course start dates 
Darlington 4th February 18th February
Leeds  6th February 20th February 

 Entry Requirements

Once you have applied, you will attend a selection session where you will take an initial Level 2 Maths and English assessment.  This 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.

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