This railway training course is an ideal introduction for those who are new to the industry, or more experienced members from support functions within rail organisations. This innovative eLearning course is for network rail staff, employees at rail companies and others in the sector. It is a popular choice for those starting out in the rail industry and is well received by experienced staff working in support functions.
This learning opportunity can be undertaken as an online eLearing course or via a one-day face-to-face training session.
The Introduction to Rail course is not eligible for Apprentice levy funding.
No specific requirements but must be a CIRO member to purchase this railway training course.
For more information or to register your interest, please email the Rail Academy team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online eLearning: This interactive rail training will give valuable insight and background into the organisation, methodologies and key technical aspects that surround the development and operation of UK railways to the present day. With a mixture of short video lecture sections, accompanying text and short assessment quizzes, the online eLearning course is designed to offer beginners a valuable insight and background into the organisation, methodologies and key technical aspects that surround the development and operation of UK railways to the present day. This course has also been well received by those with more rail experience from support functions within rail organisations who rarely get the chance to pick up such knowledge in their day-to-day work. Access to this learning is only available to CIRO members.
Classroom-based learning: Depending on the preferred learning style, learners can study online or attend a one-day training session through face-to-face learning. Regularly delivered at the CIRO head office in Stafford, at the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) and in-house on request, the taught version of this course is led by capable and knowledgeable facilitators. The content of this course also mirrors the content of the online version featured on the reverse side. Throughout the day learners will gain a comprehensive picture of the rail environment and enjoy highly participative sessions where they are guided through interactive exercises. There are also regular opportunities for the learners to ask questions to affirm their understanding of the topics being covered.