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Rail Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship at Colchester Institute

Course description

The pathways within this framework cover skilled job roles in these areas. Skilled technicians play a key role in ensuring the infrastructure systems that make up the rail network are installed and maintained to correct standards, to ensure the safe and efficient running of the railway. Industry regulations stipulate a minimum age of 18.

The pathways for the Rail Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship framework are:

  • Signalling (Electronics)
  • Electrification
  • Track Maintenance
  • Rolling Stock

The course includes:

  • NVQ Diploma Level 3 in Rail Engineering Signalling Maintainer and Fault Finder
  • NVQ Diploma Level 3 in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance
  • NVQ Certificate Level 3 in Rail Engineering Electrification Maintenance
  • NVQ Diploma Level 3 in Rolling Stock

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills/GCSEs.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a relevant level 2 qualification and 4 GCSEs (grades A* – C), or equivalent, including English, maths and

Future opportunities

Career pathways may include senior technical roles in signalling and track maintenance, or telecoms.

Possible progression to Higher Education, including Higher Apprenticeships, HNCs, HNDs and Degree courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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