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