You will work towards a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance. You will also complete an Essential Skills Wales qualification in Application of Number or Communication.
What Will I Learn?
You will learn how to
• Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry • Carry out routine inspection of the Permanent Way infrastructure • 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 rail railway environment • Lift and move Permanent Way materials, components and equipment
• Restore plan line track geometry to operational condition • Ensure that the rail track is fit for operational purposes following engineering activity and reinstating the work site after Permanent Way activities.
4 GCSE's A*-D that must include Maths/Numeracy, English/Welsh and Science or another Level 1 qualification with the appropriate selection and grades of units
You will submit a range of evidence to your portfolio. You will be assessed through direct observation, writing job reports and photographic evidence.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
You will be required to purchase PPE/High Visibility workwear (£40) & steel toe capped boots. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
- Upon completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Rail Engineering, you can progress within the industry in becoming a Skilled Track Operative. Further progression routes can include industry specific roles such as Lookout/Site Warden, Controller of Site Safety and Engineering Supervisor.
Train or tram driver
Average salary: £45,006
Rail transport operative
Average salary: £33,443
Job holders in this unit group drive diesel, diesel-electric, electric and steam locomotives that transport passengers and goods on surface and underground railways, and transport passengers in trams.
There are no formal academic requirements. Entrants must pass a series of tests and a medical examination. Age restrictions apply in some areas of work. Good hearing, good eyesight and normal colour vision are required. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs are available at Level 2.