Level 2 - Rail Academy

Diploma in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance

8 weeks
Full time (35 hours a week, 09:00 – 16:30 every day)
Doncaster campus
(Carolina Way, Doncaster, DN4 5PN)
This course is FREE for all adults aged 19+
Age: 19+
Qualifications: No formal qualifications, but a desire to work trackside

Duration
8 weeks
Full time (35 hours a week, 09:00 – 16:30 every day)
Location
Doncaster campus
(Carolina Way, Doncaster, DN4 5PN)
Cost
This course is FREE for all adults aged 19+
Entry Requirements
Age: 19+
Qualifications: No formal qualifications, but a desire to work trackside

The Level 2 Rail Academy is designed to get learners quickly into work as a Track Maintenance Operative.  Learners will study with us on this highly practical programme for 8 weeks and will acquire the skills, knowledge, behaviours and qualifications needed to work on the rail network, trackside.

In the first six weeks, learners will complete two qualifications:

  • 1 x Level 2 Diploma in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance (knowledge)

  • 1 x Level 2 Diploma in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance (competency)

They will be assessed through the observation of practical skills (competency) and completion of a written assignment (knowledge)

Upon completion of the two qualifications above, learners will:

  • Begin their Rail Induction

  • Undertake PTS

  • Undertake First Aid Certificate

  • Undertake Heavy Lifting Certificate

  • Undertake drugs and alcohol testing

Over the course of this programme, learners will:

  • Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry
  • Undertake routine manual maintenance of the permanent way
  • Carry out corrective manual adjustments to permanent way assets
  • Reinstate the work site after permanent way engineering activities
  • Assist in preparing resources for permanent way activities
  • Undertake replacement of permanent way assets and components
  • Restore track geometry faults to operational condition by the manual repair of permanent way assets and components
  • 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
  • Monitor the performance and condition of permanent way assets
  • Restore rail switches and crossings to operational condition
  • Employment as a Track Maintenance Operative working trackside
  • Fast-track into an expanding and well-paid industry
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