Level 4 - High Speed Rail & Infrastructure

Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE)

1 year
3 days a week
Monday – Wednesday
Birmingham campus
Doncaster campus
Tuition fees are £9,250 and candidates will be able to apply for a Student Loan. This is available through Student Finance England.
Go to gov.uk/student-finance for more information.
Age: 18+
Qualifications: Equivalent of GCSE Maths and English – grade 4/C
AND
equivalent of 64 UCAS points e.g., 2 x A Levels at grade C
Duration
1 year
3 days a week
Monday – Wednesday
Location
Birmingham campus
Doncaster campus
Cost
Tuition fees are £9,250 and candidates will be able to apply for a Student Loan. This is available through Student Finance England.
Go to gov.uk/student-finance for more information.
Entry Requirements
Age: 18+
Qualifications: Equivalent of GCSE Maths and English – grade 4/C
AND
equivalent of 64 UCAS points e.g., 2 x A Levels at grade C

The Level 4 Cert HE in High Speed Rail & Infrastructure provides you with a broad introduction to the rail industry, and offers the chance to learn technical knowledge and skills that will help you decide which area of the rail industry you would like to specialise in.

Pathway to a BSc

The course is part of a three-year flexible degree programme, delivered at NCATI and validated by Sheffield Hallam University.

After completing this course, you will get the opportunity to stay on for a:

How to apply

You will need to apply via UCAS for this course. Search: “Sheffield Hallam University” and “Cert HE for High Speed Rail and Infrastructure” (UCAS code H231).

You cannot apply to the Level 5 or Level 6 courses in High Speed Rail & Infrastructure without first completing the Level 4 Cert HE.

However, you can apply to the Level 4 and Level 5 courses together as a two-year Cert HE & Foundation Degree package.

You will cover six mandatory modules over the course of the year:

  • Introduction to Technical Management and Systems Thinking
  • Introduction to the Management and Operation of the Railway
  • Introduction to the Railway System
  • Health, Safety and Security on the Railway and Social, Economic and Environmental Considerations
  • High Speed Rail in Context
  • Introduction to Railway Engineering

The course gives you a great foundation with a standalone Level 4 Cert HE qualification, which means you have a variety of options when you finish.

You could choose to continue your studies on this three-year flexible degree programme, with your second year progressing onto a Level 5 Foundation Degree in High Speed Rail & Infrastructure, followed by an optional third year top-up to a Level 6 BSc in High Speed Rail & Infrastructure.

After achieving your Level 4 Cert HE, you could also choose to go straight into work, apply for a higher apprenticeship, or go on to another Level 5 Foundation Degree.

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