EKC Training - Rail Engineering Track Maintenance Level 2
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Qualification: Rail Engineering Track Maintenance Level 2
Weekly hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Location: Shepherdswell
Duration: 6-8 weeks

Rail Engineering Track Maintenance Level 2

Gain the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to start your career in the rail sector with our Rail Engineering Track Maintenance course.

What will I learn?

You will gain the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to work in the rail engineering industry.

During the course you will:

  • Learn how to undertake routine manual maintenance of the railway track
  • Carry out routine inspections of the railway track, perform corrective manual adjustments and replace permanent way assets and components
  • Learn how to use small plant, measuring equipment and tools
  • Restore rail tracks and components to operational condition and ensure rail tracks are fit for operational purposes following engineering activity
  • Gain an understanding of safe working practices
  • Learn how to work effectively as a team and develop communication skills

What qualifications can I achieve?

During the course, you can achieve qualifications and competencies in:

  • City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Rail Engineering Track Underpinning Knowledge
  • Personal Track Safety (PTS)
  • Track Induction Course (TIC)
  • Industry Common Induction (ICI)
  • Overhead Line Equipment Construction (OLEC 1)
  • Hand tools / small plant training and assessment
  • Manual handling
  • Emergency first aid
  • Fire awareness
  • Safety awareness

What may it lead to?

This course will prepare you to work in the industry and help you to progress into a range of rail engineering roles including:

  • Track Maintenance Operative.
  • Track Inspector
  • Track Maintenance Supervisor

Is anything else included in the course?

You will receive approved Personal Protected Equipment (PPE), sponsorship, and drugs, alcohol and medical screenings as part of the course.

Course Eligibility:

You can apply for the course if you are:

  • Aged 19 or over (on 31 August)
  • Unemployed or seeking employment
  • Able to travel




What our students say


"My life during Covid was very isolated - I worked as a scaffolder for 17 years prior to this. I had not worked for a whole year and decided this course was a stepping stone to a greater future. 

"I now feel this has been the best decision of my life to date!"

- Carl Smith



"Before this course I had been unemployed for 5 months and desperately looking for work but in the current client (COVID), this was a surprisingly difficult task as no one was hiring.

"This opportunity popped up on my Facebook feed and I thought "Why not"!! I had never thought about working on the railway before so I applied for the course. Within a few days I had a call explaining the course and then within 2 weeks I was on the course. It all moved very fast which I was extremely pleased about.

"The course at first was daunting but within a few days, I was fully engaged and eager to learn. I really enjoy the Pythagoras maths and the theory work but what has surprised me is the practical learning. Working on track, learning to use tools and being around an absolutely fantastic bunch of lads, who have helped me along the way has been truly eye-opening and makes me really look forward to a future career on the railway.

"My long term goal is to gain as much experience as I can and progress as far as possible. I believe this course is giving me an amazing foundation to achieve this.

"I would also like to add that my tutor, Al, is without doubt, one of the reasons why I'm enjoying this course so much. Al has great communications skills, a wealth of experience that he is eager to share and makes everything so easy to understand. He's encouraging with both the practical and the theory side of the course which makes me feel relaxed and confident. Al's enthusiasm for the job really rubs off on you and this, in turn, makes me want to succeed and achieve.

"This course has been an amazing experience and I would recommend that everyone gives it a go."

- Greg Elliott


Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

Learn more about our Rail Engineering Track Maintenance Course

For more information about our rail programme and how to apply, contact our friendly team

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

Ramsgate Road
Broadstairs, Kent
CT10 1PN

01843 605045