Rail Track Engineering

Due to a high demand in the rail sector, we’re working with employers across the industry to recruit and train new team members, giving people the opportunity to start an exciting new career.

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Our next courses will be held in the following areas, please click the below areas to find out more information on times and venue locations.

Course starts on Monday 5th August and will be held at:

Gateshead College Skills Academy for Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics

90 Kingsway S, 


NE11 0SH

You will need to attend an information session from 10am on Tuesday 30th July.

Course starts on Monday 12th August and will be held at:


Diana St, 

Newcastle upon Tyne,

NE4 6BQ 

You will need to attend an information session from 10am on Tuesday 6th August.

Course content

The course will provide you with:

  • Industry relevant skills
  • Engineering qualifications - NVQ Level 2 in Rail Engineering (Track Maintenance & Repair) and Level 2 Certificate in Rail Engineering (Underpinning Knowledge)
  • Track induction
  • Personal Track Safety Card (PTS)
  • OLEC 1 - Overhead Lines Electrification Current
  • Manual Handling training 
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Rail Competencies including Rail Saw, Cobra TT, Impact Wrench and Iron Man

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm for 8 weeks

After the course
You will be sponsored by a rail company and receive a paid work trial.

Past students have gone on to work with well known companies including McGinley, ISS, Coyles, Vital Rail, and GBR Solutions.

Who's it for?
Anyone who is aged 19 or over and is currently unemployed or on a low wage. No prior qualifications or work experience needed.

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Got a question?

Contact our team at [email protected] or call 0191 490 2349.