Rail

Our chairman, George, has around 30 years’ experience in the rail industry. Having completed an apprenticeship with British Rail in the early 90’s he is not only an oracle where rail is concerned but has many contacts enabling all our learners to be more exposed in the world of work than many other training providers. GNR have written our own, bespoke, high quality engineering courses to ensure that when you enter the rail industry you are highly trained and ready to hit the ground running.

We offer excellent quality level 1, 2 and 3 rail courses. So even if you have no experience in rail, we can make sure that by the time you are on track you are beyond confident. We have a 99% pass rate and offer all our learners’ jobs in rail. We have our own job opportunities portal and continue to support our learners in to work or further training after you have finished with us. Our learners tend to stay in touch with us long after learning has finished, not just for more job opportunities or for coming back to us for more learning, but here at GNR we tend to create lifelong friendships. Rail courses currently available;

In2Rail

This course is available to anyone aged 16+ and is a basic introduction to working in the rail industry.

This is designed for learners who may be a little curious about how life in the orange army is.

This will prepare you for a Personal Track Safety (PTS) course should you choose to go on to further study.

Course Duration; 1week, full time – classroom / online

Cost: £750 (please note PTS is not included in this course).

Fee Reduction; contact us to speak about funding options.

Level 2 Diploma in Rail Engineering

This is a focussed course designed to carry your career forward within the rail industry. This can be for new starters to rail, or for those rail workers wanting to upskill and progress. This course teaches the behaviours expected within rail, real life problem solving using maths and knowledge learnt throughout the delivery of the programme. You will undertake a medical in the third week of learning. This includes a sight test, hearing test, blood pressure test and a urine test for drugs and alcohol. Once you have passed the medical, you are then able to undertake the final part of learning, the PTS. Attendance is mandatory to all lessons, whether classroom based or online.

Course Duration; 5 weeks, full time – classroom / online

Cost: £2000 (please note PTS is included in this course).

Fee Reduction; contact us to speak about funding options.

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology

This is a 21-week course available to anyone aged 19+. You must be committed to work hard in all weathers and be fit enough to be able to achieve the standards required. Online or classroom sessions take place one day a week, taught by industry experts. You will gain knowledge of railway civil engineering, track engineering, construction and maintenance which includes some practical work experience on real track lines. Other key topics covered are Overhead Line Equipment Construction, Railway Signalling Systems, Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety as well as Engineering Organisational Efficiency and Improvement. On completion of the Diploma, you will need to undertake a PTS medical along with a drugs and alcohol test to comply with Railway legislations and their zero-tolerance policy. Once you have passed your medical, you have the option to complete your PTS (ask us for more details). This will allow you to work on or near any line on Network Rail’s infrastructure. You will need a grade D or above in English and Maths. However, we provide an initial assessment to determine your level. You will also need access to a laptop to complete the written assessments. Attendance is mandatory to all lessons, whether classroom based or online.

Course Duration; 21 weeks, part time for the Level 3 – classroom / online. 1 day per week. PTS is then a further 2 weeks full time Monday – Friday.

Cost; £4500 (please note PTS is included within this course).

Fee Reduction; contact us to speak about funding options.