Level 4

Rail Engineering Advanced Technician

Duration

4 years

Location

Rush Green

Starting

Flexible dates

Audience

Adult 19+
Apprenticeships

Careers

Engineering

Rail Engineering Advanced Technicians provide technical solutions across the railway.

The engineering disciplines cover the following areas of infrastructure and trains):

  • Track (including minor works)
  • Overhead line
  • Electrification
  • Signalling, telecommunications, traction & rolling stock
  • Rail systems

On the programme you'll undertake the core learning and also specialise in one particular discipline.

Those working within the occupation of Rail Engineering are responsible for the safe construction, installation, maintenance and renewal of the railway to provide safety and reliability for customers.

The rail industry has a high level of safety critical work activities requiring a disciplined and responsible approach.

You'll usually need GCSEs in English or Maths at Grade 4 (C) or above.

If you haven't got these qualifications, you'll need to study Functional Skills English/Maths at Level 2 alongside your apprenticeship,

On successful completion of your apprenticeship you'll have satisfied the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician by the relevant Professional Engineering Institutions.

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Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

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