Introduction to the Rail Industry - Level 2
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
Are you interested in rail engineering? Do you have what it takes to work in one of the the UK's fastest growing industries?
This Introduction to the Rail Industry course includes everything you need to know when starting your journey in the rail industry, such as employment rights and communication in the workplace.
You will study at Newcastle College's Rail and Civil Engineering Academy, where you will learn in a real working environment. This industry standard facility features rail track bays, signalling and telecommunications equipment, OLE (Overhead Line Electrification) equipment and essential track maintenance tools.
- 5 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths
- Level 1 in a related subject
What will I achieve?
If you complete this course successfully, you will be awarded a Level 2 EAL Certificate in Rail Engineering
What will I learn?
- Health and safety
- Employment rights and business structure
- Communication in the workplace
- Engineering science
- Technical design
- Railway maintenance
How is the course taught?
- Group work
- Practical work
- Scenario based tasks
- Work placements
How am I assessed?
- Portfolio of work
- Practical assessments
- Simulated rail scenarios
Work experience opportunities
Students studying Introduction to the Rail Industry benefit from work experience opportunities with employers such as Network Rail, Nexus and Ganymede Solutions.
English and Maths
Engineering relies heavily on English and maths and both subjects will be embedded into your programme, through use of the phonetic alphabet, producing reports, calculating weight distribution, ratios and formulae.
If you don't hold English and/or maths GCSE at grade 4 or above you will be supported with dedicated lessons to help you achieve English and maths qualifications.
Where can I progress?
You can progress to Rail Engineering - Level 3 when you successfully complete this course.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.