The railways are a key part of the UK's transport infrastructure for commuting, leisure and business travel, as well as freight services.
Rail Engineers are responsible for the safe construction, installation, maintenance and renewal of the railways to provide a safe and reliable railway for customers. Therefore, it is indispensable that rail engineers are able to prove their competence at the level expected by the industry.
These qualifications provide evidence of competence for job roles such as: Track Operative/Technician, Overhead Line Operative/Technician, Electrification Operative/Technician, Traction & Rolling Stock Operative/Technician, Signalling Operative/Technician, Telecoms Operative/Technician.
Upon completion of these qualifications learners will have been provided with the self-confidence and motivation to take advantage of the many opportunities for progression and development within the industry, such as:
• Carrying out further training in the following areas: track renewals, track maintenance, traction and rolling stock, electrification construction, electrification maintenance and signal and telecommunications.
• Progression into employment by taking up a Rail Engineering Technician or Advanced Technician Apprenticeship.
• Improve their leadership and management skills by taking higher level qualifications through the Institute of Leadership and Management.
These qualifications will be taught primarily in the workplace, with appropriate classroom sessions.
Centres devise the assessment of the qualification and present it to a City & Guilds' Qualification Consultant for approval. Assessment may be: via practical demonstration, assignments and/or written examination.
To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.