Level 1 Certificate in Rail Engineering

Start (w/c): 06/09/2021 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This course is designed to give an introduction into Rail Engineering and Construction. The course consists of two main qualifications; a level 1 certificate in Rail Engineering and a level 1 certificate in Construction skills. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Essential Skills Wales at level 1 or higher in communications and Application of Number.

What Will I Learn?

• Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Dismantle and remove Permanent Way assets and components

• Install permanent way assets and components • Prepare small plant, measuring equipment and tools for Permanent Way renewal or maintenance • Reinstate the work site after Permanent Way engineering activities

• Introduction to health and safety in construction • Setting out and laying gravel paths • Laying paving slabs/Laying block paving Constructing one brick walling • Mixing and using concrete

Entry Requirements

You will require 3 GCSEs at grades A*- E including Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh

You will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


The course is assessed by a range of methods, including practical projects, assignments, case studies and course work. You will also have to complete on-line and paper based examinations set by the awarding organisations.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.


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.

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Career Progression

  • Successful completion of the course provides an opportunity to progress onto level 2 Rail Engineering programmes and/or employment within the Rail sector.


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