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Rail Engineering Level 3

This qualification has been developed to provide learners with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the practices and processes of rail engineering technologies. It covers the knowledge, understanding and skills that have been identified in order to be able to operate effectively in a job role within the Rail Engineering Sector.

Some of the top areas covered on the programme are Railway Civil Engineering, Track Engineering, Track Engineering Maintenance, Railway infrastructure – Overhead Line Equipment Construction, Railway infrastructure – Function and characteristics of railway signalling systems and Railway signalling systems testing and maintenance.

For enquiries for this course, please call our contact centre on 0121 446 4545.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
James Watt College
Next Start Date
Course Length
15 weeks

Entry Requirements

An initial assessment will be required: Maths – Level 2 / English – Level 2 Currently living in the following areas to be entitled to the grant: Greater Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Warwickshire, Black Country

Delivery and Assessment

The courses will be running from the following dates: 01/10/2018 - 03/10/2018 - 04/02/2019 - 06/02/2019 - 03/06/2019 - 05/06/2019- 03/07/2019 The course runs over 2 days a week for 15 weeks. 09:00AM – 5:00PM each day Note: On successful completion of the course, candidates can be put forward for a network rail approved medical and a drugs and alcohol screening as part of registering for their Sentinel/PTS card. For specific information on this candidates should discuss with their personal tutor prior to commencing with the course. This will be an additional charge as the course has already been funded; however it will put you in a really good position to be able to work on the track with all of the necessary cards.


Qualifications at this level can help you to progress in a wide range of rail engineering roles such as on the level 2 course however they also go on to become: • PTS operatives • Track engineering operatives • PTS Civils Laborers • Plant Operatives • S&T installers • Safety Officers and many more If you want to continue to progress your learning, you can move onto an apprenticeship in rail or move onto a higher qualification such as one of our foundation degrees.