Accredited/Recognised by: The Chartered Institution of Railway Operators

Funding:

Operations Induction Award is not eligible for Apprentice levy funding and is not included in any CIRO Apprenticeship provision. It is an online programme with employer specific work- based task book.

Who is it for:

This course is for anyone starting in rail who needs to know more about the elements of rail operations and who wants evidence of their completion of the exercise for CPD or work reasons. 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.

Delivery:

Online.

Requirements for Study:

Access or use of a computer and internet connection.

How does it work?

On registration, participants are given access to online learning materials consisting of 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 course is designed to offer absolute 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.

Access to this learning is only available to CIRO members and people can sign up for this as part of the course.

Final submission is of a work based fact file submitted online and marked by an CIRO Tutor.

Main Personal Benefit:

You will have an accelerated understanding of the rail industry and your company’s role in it.

Main Company Benefit:

Your new starters will have access to their learning material for as long as you specify and you can have access to reporting on their progress with bulk orders.

This content can also be taught in house by your own trainers if you become a Gold Level CIRO Centre of Excellence.

For more information or to register your interest, email Danny Stafford at learnserve@railwayoperators.co.uk or call 03333 440523

Course contents include:

  • First Principles
  • Signalling and Train Control
  • Rail Freight
  • Railway Track
  • Development of the Railways
  • Organisation of the Rail Industry
  • Trains
  • The Railway and the Passenger
  • Planning and Delivery

Full details can be found in our 2021 CIRO Course Brochure:

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