Rail Services (7484)

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2015
This qualification provides a basic knowledge and understanding to start a career in the rail industry as an apprentice: from making station announcements, operating signals and control room equipment to providing services to passengers or driving a train.
An Award in Rail Services is for anyone who works in the rail industry. It's a great way to prove your skills and progress in your career, particularly if you're a:
  • Station assistant
  • Train conductor
  • Train driver
  • Signaller
  • Control room operator
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover the essentials for a career in the rail industry, including things like:

  • operating machinery safely
  • preventing accidents on railway stations and trains
  • helping passengers and answering their questions
  • communicating with colleagues
  • making railway stations a welcoming environment for everyone who uses them.

For an Award in Rail Services, you'll usually go to a centre. You'll learn in a group and organise your own study. You might also learn at work, or go to another workplace environment to try out equipment and see operations in action.

You'll perform tasks and build a portfolio of evidence of your skills. A City & Guilds external assessor will look at your portfolio to confirm you've got the skills and knowledge to gain the qualification.

This qualification is only available at Level 2.

If you want to move into a supervisory role, this Award can be a first step. You can then move up the career ladder and prove your skills with these other rail industry qualifications:

7587 NVQ in Rail Transport Operations - In-depth skills and knowledge about everything from driving a train to passenger services

7589 NVQ in Rail Operations - Supervisory - The skills to progress in management roles.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

An Award in Rail Services is a great way to gain a recognised qualification for your work-based skills. It could help you progress in a variety of jobs in the rail industry, such as:

  • Station assistant
  • Train conductor
  • Train driver
  • Signaller
  • Control room operator.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors. You can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.
All learners must be employed in the rail industry.

Each unit is assessed on portfolio evidence, which will be externally verified by a City & Guilds Qualification Consultant.

Full details are contained within the qualification handbook.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are preparing to work in the rail industry and are looking to attain a recognised qualification to help you progress in the industry.

Level 2 comprises four core units:

  • know how to prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry
  • know how to maintain a safe and secure working environment in the rail industry
  • know how to obtain and communicate information in the rail industry
  • know how to achieve effective working relationships with your colleagues in the rail industry.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

An Award in Rail Services is a great way to gain a recognised qualification for your work-based skills. It could help you progress in a variety of jobs in the rail industry, such as:

  • Station assistant
  • Train conductor
  • Train driver
  • Signaller
  • Control room operator.

Level 2 Award in Rail Services (7484-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Award in Rail Services

  • Accreditation No: 500/6208/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 11 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 110 - 110 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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