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Supporting the training of railway engineers, encouraging development to improve the performance of the industry.

We understand that UK’s busy railway network relies heavily on the competency of its professionals and believe that investing in people is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway.

With this in mind, we created a range of courses designed to get you up-to-speed on the key skills and knowledge relevant to the railway industry.

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  • Railway vehicle authorisation processes

    Gain an understanding of vehicle acceptance procedures, including authorisation processes and vehicle acceptance bodies.


  • Condition monitoring

    Based on ISO 17359:2011, this course is designed to introduce the benefits and opportunities of Condition Based Maintenance within the railway environment and covers a range of techniques.


  • European rail traffic management system (ERTMS)

    Understand what ERTMS is, the challenges associated with its roll out, how the introduction might affect your role and company, as well as benefits and issues, and UK implementation plans.


  • UK traction and rolling stock

    Gain a basic understanding of the role of traction and rolling stock within the context of railway systems as a whole, and understand how vehicle design impacts performance and safety requirements.


  • Maintaining railway fleet: Introduction

    Improve your knowledge of maintenance regimes and contractual arrangements and the key drivers of fleet maintenance decision-making including costs, reliability and safety.


  • Maintaining railway fleet: Advanced

    Learn about the tools and techniques used in today’s rail vehicle maintenance environment to improve reliability, how they can be used in an efficient production facility and the key stages involved.


  • Modern traction and braking systems

    An overview of the different types of traction and braking systems, including their principles of operation, main components, failure modes and maintenance and safety requirements.


  • Rail industry hazards and risks

    Learn about the typical hazards associated with railway infrastructure, rolling stock, operations and maintenance, as well as the concepts and the role of risk management through the rail project lifecycle.


  • Rail safety analysis

    An overview of different qualitative and quantitative safety analysis techniques used within the rail industry and guidance on which analysis method may be most suitable depending on the system or lifecycle phase.


  • Train control and safety systems

    Understand and participate in projects that deal with control and safety systems. You will also be introduced to common abbreviations and terminology, such as DSD, DRA, ATC, TPWS and OTDR.


  • UK rail infrastructure

    Gain an understanding of what rail infrastructure is and how the constituent parts fit together in relation to power supplies, signalling, permanent way and civil engineering.


  • UK railway framework

    All rail companies and stakeholders are required to meet specific requirements and this course provides an understanding of the framework which they work under.


  • UK railway signalling technologies

    An overview of railway control systems, subsystems and technologies used on UK mainline and metro railways.


  • Vehicle dynamics and vehicle-track interaction

    Gain an understanding of vehicle dynamics and its importance in vehicle safety, ride comfort, infrastructure damage and economic asset life.


We approached IMechE Learning and Development for a series of courses for our team of engineers, and they did not disappoint. It covered a broad range of disciplines starting with a general introduction into UK Traction & Rolling Stock, which gave a solid foundation for what lay ahead. It progressed into electrical schematics, traction & braking systems, maintenance, vehicle dynamics, safety systems and authorisations. The trainers were excellent and really knew their subject matter. I would highly recommend IMechE if you are considering some technical training for your staff, regardless of whether they are new to industry or have been in the railway for some time, as it was very well balanced. The feedback from my team is that it was extremely worthwhile and has covered gaps in their knowledge base.

Nick Gill MSc CEng MIMechE Chief Systems Engineer
Safety, Technical & Engineering
Network Rail

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
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  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Frazer Nash
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

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  • Over 30 years of experience delivering training
  • More than 200 courses designed for engineers
  • Over 10,000 engineers trained each year
  • Trusted by over 800 companies
  • Business solutions delivered in 48 countries

Average customer rating: 4.75 out of 5

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