“My qualification is of vital importance to me, the most important thing I have done this decade. It will enable me to continue my career unimpeded now until retirement.”

Anthony Sadler FCIRO, Senior Operations and
Maintenance Specialist, Serco Middle East

Graduate, BSc in Railway Operations Management


This two-year course is ideal for anyone who has a Higher National Diploma, Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent work experience that can be considered instead through ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’. You must also have several years of experience in the rail industry covering different aspects of railway operations.

This is a work-based learning course that we deliver with our academic partner, Glasgow Caledonian University. It is comprised of five modules which are delivered over six trimesters. Each module begins with a classroom-based tutorial. You are then assigned a personal tutor for each module who will support, guide and mentor you through the content.

This course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain a high level of understanding in a range of railway operations disciplines. It will challenge you to think outside of your day-to-day role and embrace the latest railway operations know-how. Our hand-picked industry professionals will guide you throughout five modules that reflect the breadth of knowledge required of tomorrow’s industry leaders.


This course will help you to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding in a range of railway operations disciplines and bring this know-how into your day-to-day work.
  • Utilise the experience and knowledge gained to enhance your leadership skills.
  • Propose how your organisation can continually improve and communicate how this can be achieved.

Is this course for you?

Entry requirements

‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ or any of the qualifications below:

  • DipHE – Diploma of Higher Education
  • HND – Higher National Diploma
  • Vocational Qualifications Level 5
  • NVQ Level 4
  • SVQ Level 4
  • Irish Advanced Certificate

For more information about RPL please contact learning@railwayoperators.co.uk

Knowledge and experience


Your experience should ideally include:

  • Train Planning
  • Railway Operating Principles
  • Customer Services
  • Safety
  • Managing people
  • Railway Business Organisation

Ready to find out more?

Register Your Interest


One of our advisors will contact you to discuss the level you have chosen and provide you with full details of the course, including details about the modules you will study. They can also answer questions about the application process and explain how your study can be funded.