Apply Now

Rail Engineering Track Maintenance (Condensed) - Level 2

Start Date: 3rd October 2022

Newcastle College Rail And Civil Engineering 22
  • Length 6 weeks
  • Study Part-Time
  • Location

Qualification Gained

Level 2 NVQ Track Maintenance

Levels Explained

More about the course

The government has planned £37.5 billion investment over the next five years in the rail industry.

This programme which offers a thorough grounding in Railway Engineering and will provide knowledge and practical applications to enable progression either into employment or a Level 3 programme in Railway Engineering. Additionally this can be studied alongside employment. 

This qualification gives you the opportunity to learn new rail engineering skills from repairing signals to maintaining tracks.

You will gain skills to support you in your career as a rail engineer, ensuring tracks are in good condition along with laying the track and maintaining communication links between stations and trains, there are many opportunities for the technically minded in this qualification. If you are hard working, enjoy working outdoors and are looking to forge a career in rail this qualification may suit you. 

Get In Touch

?What can I do with a qualification in Rail

Daily tasks:

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of materials and systems.
  • Ensures that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards.
  • Designs mechanical equipment, such as steam, internal combustion and other non-electrical motors for railway locomotives, road vehicles, aeroplanes and other machinery.
  • Determines materials, equipment, piping, capacities, layout of plant or system and specification for manufacture.
  • Undertakes research and advises on energy use, materials handling, thermodynamic processes, fluid mechanics, vehicles and environmental controls.

Powered by EMSI

Median Salary

£42,499 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.
  • Ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements.
  • Determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems.
  • Supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems.

Powered by EMSI

Median Salary

£49,811 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Prepares specifications for materials and other components.
  • Produces final design information for use in preparation of layouts, parts lists, etc..
  • Arranges construction and testing of model or prototype and modifies design if necessary.
  • Prepares working designs for steam, aero, turbine, marine and electrical engines, mechanical instruments, aircraft and missile structures, vehicle and ship structures, plant and machinery equipment, domestic electrical appliances, building systems and services, and electronic computing and telecommunications equipment.
  • Assesses product requirements, including costs, manufacturing feasibility and market requirements.

Powered by EMSI

Median Salary

£43,438 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Provides technical consultancy services.
  • Examines and advises on patent applications.
  • Prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details.
  • Devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials.
  • Designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture.
  • Establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys.
  • Researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems.

Powered by EMSI

Median Salary

£41,841 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of mechanical and chemical engineering products and services.
  • Inspects completed aircraft maintenance work to certify that it meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Prepares estimates of materials, equipment and labour required for engineering projects.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.

Powered by EMSI

Median Salary

£33,396 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Inspects and issues tickets on trains, deals with passenger enquiries, and takes charge of goods being transported on train.
  • Checks control panel operation before start of journey, operates train door controls and signals to driver to start or stop train.
  • Attends to the safety, welfare and comfort of passengers on trains and manages train crew.
  • Assists passengers with special needs to board and leave trains.
  • Loads and unloads mail, goods and luggage, operates lifts and hoists and drives small trucks.
  • Helps with passenger enquiries and makes announcements over a public address system at stations.
  • Examines and collects tickets at the ticket barrier of a railway station.

Powered by EMSI

Median Salary

£35,911 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Provides professional guidance to clients, government agencies, regulators and other relevant bodies, having regard for sustainable approaches and solutions.
  • Implements, reviews and advises on regulatory and legislative standards, guidelines and policies.
  • Assists organisations to conduct their activities in an environmentally appropriate manner.
  • Communicates scientific and technical information to relevant audiences in an appropriate form, via reports, workshops, educational events, public hearings.
  • Carries out environmental audits and environmental impact assessments.
  • Carries out environment-related desk-based research and fieldwork to collect, analyse and interpret data to determine their validity, quality and significance.
  • Implements remediation works.
  • Advises on and provides solutions for mitigating the effects of such contamination.
  • Identifies contamination of land, air or water and assesses any adverse impact on the environment.

Powered by EMSI

Median Salary

£38,041 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Monitors the standards of scientific and technical research undertaken by the research team.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities to the research and development team.
  • Develops research methodology, implements and reports upon research investigations undertaken.
  • Liaises with production departments to investigate and resolve manufacturing problems.
  • Establishes product design and performance objectives in consultation with other business functions.

Powered by EMSI

Median Salary

£51,905 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Receives reports upon work in progress to ensure that materials and construction methods meet with specifications and statutory requirements and that there are no deviations from agreed plans.
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates the construction and maintenance of civil and structural engineering works, including demolition, open-cast mining works and pipeline and piling.
  • Receives invitations to tender, arranges for estimates and liaises with client, architect and engineers for the preparation of contracts.
  • Liaises with other managers to plan overall production activity and construction activities, sets quality standards and estimates timescales and costs.

Powered by EMSI

Median Salary

£44,372 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Writes reports for funding bids and planning authorities and acts as expert witness.
  • Examines accident 'backspots' to improve road safety.
  • Assesses schemes to manage traffic such as congestion charging and parking controls.
  • Forecasts the impact on traffic and transport of new developments (e.g. shopping centre).
  • Records, monitors and reports progress.
  • Identifies defects in work and proposes corrections.
  • Regularly inspects and monitors progress and quality of work, ensures legal requirements are met.
  • Hires and may supervise site staff, establishes temporary site offices, takes delivery of materials.
  • Plans work schedules for construction projects based on prior discussion with architects, surveyors etc..
  • Assembles information for invoicing at the end of projects.

Powered by EMSI

Median Salary

£38,394 View more

?What can I do with a qualification in Rail

Good to know

News

Events

20190831 184204204 Ios

Summer Enrolment

15th August -2nd September
2022

Find out more
Parsons10th 1 8In

University Centre Enrolment 2022

18th August -1st September
2022

Find out more