Level 2 Certificate in Railway Engineering Track Renewals

Course content

The qualification will give individual the skills and knowledge required to start a career in railway engineering track maintenance.  It is suitable for individuals who are new to the railway or currently working in the railway track maintenance environment and want to attain a relevant Level 2 qualification.

The qualification is achieved by completing a set of mandatory and optional units including the following:

  • Introduction to the Railway Industry, Understanding British Values, Fire Safety Principles
  • Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry
  • Contribute to the security of the work environment in the rail industry
  • Carry out routine inspection of the Permanent Way infrastructure
  • Prepare small plant, measuring equipment and tools for Permanent Way renewal or maintenance

Entry criteria

  • Level 1 in Track Renewals or relevant industry experience
  • Level 1 in Track Renewals or relevant industry experience
  • Level 1 in English and maths (good level of English and maths)
  • Demonstrate an interest in engineering/railway industry

You will complete an initial assessment as part of the enrolment and registration process to assess your suitability for the programme.

Course date

Week beg. 17 September 2018

Attendance details

Introduction to the Railway Industry:

  • Monday to Friday 10 days, 10:30 – 16:30

Level 2 Diploma in Railway Engineering Track Maintenance:

  • Monday to Tuesday, 2 days per week, 10:30 – 16:30

Assessment/exam arrangements

Portfolio of Evidence and online learning
Practical assessment in a railway environment

Resources or equipment required for your course

Notebook, ruler, pen, pencil and access to a PC for home study or online learning*.

Please Note: PPE will be required for offsite training: Orange Hi-vis Vest, Trousers, Helmet, and Steel Toe Cap Boots.

*If you do not have access to a PC or laptop, access to PC or laptop is available at the centre.

Certification and accreditation details

  • EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Railway Engineering Track Maintenance
  • Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles
  • Level 1 Award in Understanding British Values

Progression options

  • Entry to the Railway Industry Gateway to Work Programme (LSDN) which includes: Medical, Drugs and Alcohol Test, Personal Track Safety (PTS), Industry Common Induction (ICI) with guaranteed interview (terms and conditions apply).
  • Level 3 Diploma in Railway Engineering Track Maintenance.
  • EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Rail Engineering Signalling Maintainer and Fault Finder
  • Advanced Rail Engineering (Infrastructure)

Career opportunities

Track Maintenance Supervisor, Signalling Technician, Protection Master, Traction and Rolling Stock Technician, Skilled and Leading Track Operative.

Delivery organisation

London Skills & Development Network (LSDN)

Course venue

2nd Floor,
Suffolk House,
East Entrance,
George Street,
Croydon – CR0 0YN

Contact us

JudithCourse Coordinator
Please contact us for more information Tel 020 3784 1294