Rail Track Engineering
The Rail Academy is built up of two qualifications which come together to provide learners with the necessary skills to be able to carry out track maintenance within the rail sector.
– 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.
– Rail Engineering Underpinning Knowledge – this qualifications purpose is to provide candidates with sufficient knowledge, understanding and practical skills to introduce them to the industry and prepare them to undertake the NVQ.
Some of the top areas covered 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.