Rail Training

Babcock is one of the leading specialist training companies in the UK rail industry, delivering a wide range of training services to over 3,000 delegates per annum.

Core capabilities:

We understand the need for a highly skilled and competent workforce as well as the highest standards that the rail industry demands in all aspects of the operational environment. That’s why our three core services – management of training, design/development and delivery of training, and the provision/management of training infrastructure – are geared to ensuring that all training is fit for purpose and contributes to the development of a suitably qualified workforce.

Our integrated approach to the provision of training services, with training contextualised to each customer’s requirements, means we can work in partnership with our customers to transform training delivery – improving outcomes and reducing costs.

Our expertise in the sector is wide-ranging and includes:

  • the management and delivery of one of the UK’s largest apprenticeship programmes for Network Rail comprising 210 apprentices every year, ensuring the training meets Network Rail’s objectives as well as providing and managing the infrastructure of the specialist training facilities and residential quarters
  • the management and operation of dedicated training centres in Glasgow, Manchester and Gosport as well as fully qualified and approved Trainers and Assessors.

In addition to our tailored training services, we also offer an all-inclusive one stop shop for Training and Assessment services, including Track Safety, Plant Welding, Permanent Way, Occupational Health and Safety and Signalling and Telecommunications. Training and Assessment is available at our dedicated training centres or can be arranged throughout the UK to meet your individual needs.

Core service features:

  • Training
  • Assessment
  • Competence Management
  • Briefings
  • Training Consultancy
  • External Verifications

Areas of expertise:

Apprenticeships: Management, design/development and delivery of Track, Signalling, Overhead Line, Telecommunications and Electrification and Plant Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships in a rail-contextualised environment

Track Safety: Personal Track Safety, Lookout, Handsignaller, Individual, Working Alone, Controller of Site Safety, Protection, Controller, Engineering Supervisor, Planner, Safe Work Leader

Permanent Way: Track Induction, Track Inspection, Inspection of Switches, Inspection of Cast Crossings, Renewals Track Chargeman, Renewals Supervisor, Renewals Engineer, Stressing, Hallade, Raising/ Removing Speeds

Welding: Assistant/Trainee to full welder courses for both Thermit (TW1 – TW5) and Railtech (RT1 – RT3) processes. Full range of Manual Metal Arc courses (MMA1 – MMA7), Oxy/Fuel Gas burning courses.

Plant: Machine Controller, Crane Controller, Tandem Lifting, Operator Training, Fastclippers, Small Plant, CAT Scan, Disc Cutter, Chain Saw, Gator, EGO 4 trolley, Geismar Coachscrew, Iron Man.

Signalling & Telecommunications: Basic Signalling, BS1, BS2, Intermediate Signalling, Mechanical Installation, Electrical Installation, TI 21 Track Circuits, Aster Tracks, SMTH Training and Assessment, IRSE Assessments, ATP, Various Points courses.

Overhead Line: Introduction to OHLE, Lineman 1, Lineman 2, Nominated Person, Authorised Person. Occupational Health & Safety: First Aid at Work, Appointed Person (Emergency First Aid) Manual Handling, Fire Safety, Fire Warden, Fire Risk Assessment, CDM Regs, Risk Assessment.