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Rail Engineering Track Maintenance Level 2

Level 2 Diploma in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance – this qualification involves the skills and knowledge needed for working in railway engineering track maintenance. NVQs are based on national occupational standards, which the learner must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of NVQs will develop their skills and potential within the railway engineering track maintenance field.

Level 2 in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance units are;
o Prepare to Undertake Duties in the Rail Engineering Industry
o Assist in Preparing Resources for Permanent Way Activities
o Undertake Routine Maintenance of the Permanent Way
o Carry out Routine Adjustments to Permanent Way Assets
o Undertake Replacement of Permanent Way Assets and Components
o Restore Track Geometry to Operational Condition by the Manual Repair of Permanent Way Assets
o Lift and Move Permanent Way Materials, Components and equipment
o Restore Plain Line Track Geometry to Operational Condition
o Restore Switches and Crossings to Operational Condition
o Reinstate the Work Area after Permanent Way Engineering Activities

Course Info

Level 2 - Intermediate
Subject Area
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
James Watt College
Next Start Date
Course Length
5 weeks

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements other than request to undertake BKSB initial assessments.

Delivery and Assessment

Portfolio of evidence plus online health and safety exam plus the Personal Track Safety Sentinel Card exam


On the completion of Level 2, you can progress to Level 3 or a job outcome.