Level 2 Apprenticeship NI in Rail Engineering

The Level 2 Rail Engineering course introduces learners to the Rail industry by equipping them with the technical skills and knowledge to carry out the role of a Rail Operative.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 11216
Campus: Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Manufacturing & General Engineering

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Full-Time
Lisburn
02/09/2024
Time: 09:00-17:00
Course Overview

The learner will be introduced to the role of a rail operative, the rail Industry and given an overview of the relevant engineering technology principles.  

The learner will be trained in safety communication and the relevant health and safety regulations which govern the railway industry. As well as the knowledge, skills, behaviour and attitudes of working as an effective Rail Engineering Operative.  

Additionally, the learner will be introduced to engineering works which take place on the railway.  They will learn the underpinning knowledge of permanent way assets and components, switches and crossings, and track geometry.  

Alongside the knowledge component of the apprenticeship the learner will receive railway specific training such as Personal Track Safety (PTS) training, small tools training, manual handing etc. This will support their learning and increase their skills as a Rail Operative.  

The student will attend college 1 day per week where they will receive the knowledge component by a Railway trainer.  The remaining contracted hours will be spent with the employer where they will carry out practical tasks and assessments.  

This course will lead the individual to the Level 3 Rail Engineering or an alternative pathway within the rail Industry. 

  • Rail Engineering.
  • Engineering Technology Principles.
  • Working in the Rail Industry.
  • Complying with Statutory requirements and Organisational Safety Requirements in the Rail Industry.
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information.
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively as a Rail Engineering Operative.
  • Restore Rail Switches and Crossings to the Operational Condition.
  • Restore Track Geometry Faults to Operational Condition by Manual Repair of Permanent Way Assets and Components.
  • Restore Plain Line Track Geometry to the Operational Condition.
  • Undertake Replacement of Permanent Way Assets and Components.

You are interested in continuous progression in both practical skills and knowledge in a unique and growing industry.

How to prepare resources and undertake duties which support engineering works and permanent way activities on the railway.  

The variety of roles available to you in the rail industry including but not limited to; Safety Critical Operative, Thermit Welding, Signal & Telecommunications, Permanent-way Engineering etc.  The Level 2 Rail Engineering is the first step in what could be a long and interesting career in a niche industry.   

This course will lead the individual to the Level 3 Rail Engineering or an alternative pathway within the rail Industry. 

GCSE English and Maths Grade C or Above or the equivalent Level 2 in Numeracy and Literacy.  You Must be 18 to work within the Rail Industry.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Full-Time
Lisburn
02/09/2024
Time: 09:00-17:00

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Level 2 Apprenticeship NI in Rail Engineering
Y11216LF1A

Lisburn

02/09/2024

Time: 09:00-17:00

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