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Out of the classroom – back to the track

 

 

 


Training can finally come back out of the classroom and back into a live working railway environment, supported by a suite of training rooms at North Woolwich station.

The 14-16 year old agenda will be developed in association with Newham Business Education Partnership and Eastside schools, to provide World of Work ‘taster days’.

The 16-19 year olds will be given basic railway training to a standard that is recognised by the rail businesses, and which contributes to NVQ Level 2 in Infrastructure, Rail Operations, Customer Service, and Traction & Rolling Stock, through a course delivered by a recognised training provider. Candidates will receive a general introduction to the rail business, and be invited to choose a specialism from Infrastructure, Operations (including Customer Service) and T&RS as a continuation towards NVQ Level 2, to which they would then transfer under the auspices of another Training Provider or a rail company scheme.

There will be a panel of Patrons who will act as governors, drawn from industry and rail firms who make an investment in its start-up and development, plus other Grantors, such as the Learning & Skills Council.

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