Rail Engineering

Study rail engineering at Newcastle College

Based at the College’s new Rail Academy in Gateshead, the academy has been opened to help address the significant skills shortage in this sector and deliver the rail engineers of the future. course focuses on training for signalling, telecommunications, electrification and plant and track and will give you the technical and practical skills and knowledge you’ll need for a career in these areas.

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All courses are delivered at the Newcastle College Rail Academy, based at Felling in Gateshead. As a student you will benefit from learning through a number of real working environments which include:

  • full indoor and outdoor OHLE
  • fully operating S&C and S&T equipment
  • multiple P-way set-ups
  • latest electronic and PLC testing and monitoring equipment.

Find out more about the new Rail Academy.

Employer Links

The Academy was developed in conjunction with the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE) and has the backing of regional and national employers such as Network Rail. With its excellent industry links students will have many opportunities to engage with employers through site visits, guest lectures and master classes throughout the duration of the programme.