Train Driver Level 3


This Apprenticeship is suitable for Passenger Train Drivers, Depot Drivers, Freight Train Driver and On-Track Machine Drivers. Train Drivers are responsible for driving trains in a safe, punctual, economic manner over various routes in accordance with rail rules, regulations and procedures.

A Train Driver could work in a number of rail environments, such as high speed, passenger, freight, underground, metro, suburban, cross border, depots, sidings or maintenance sheds; moving passengers, goods, empty coaching stock or driving on-track machines to perform infrastructure maintenance work.

Employers may wish to consider the optional inclusion of the value-added EAL Level 3 Diploma in Train Driving (C00/4312/6) qualification. The EAL Level 3 Diploma in Train Driving is a competence-based qualification requiring work-based evidence of the learner’s competent ability and demonstration of their underpinning knowledge and understanding in a range of train driving activities including: preparing for duty, communicating effectively, preparing, and operating trains for service, responding to train faults and out of course situations; and customer service. It has 834 guided learning hours (GLH) and a Total Qualification Time (TQT) 895 hours (this is notional time required by the learner to complete the qualification).

Qualifications Included:

Level 2 Functional Skills – Maths, ICT and English (unless exempt)

Level 3 Diploma in Train Driving
For further information please contact us to discuss delivery model and costs.
  • Flexible national delivery available on this Apprenticeship.
  • As part of our commitment to the environment, we deliver all aspects of the Apprenticeship using the latest e-technology, including paperless inductions, live tutor led e-tutorials, and an e-portfolio system for uploading course work and evidence gathering.
  • Spread recruitment costs throughout the year, by utilising our employer friendly, roll-on-roll-off monthly enrolment dates. Our flexible modular timetable breaks away from the traditional September start date (term times).
  • Apprentice progress reports are available to all employers on a monthly basis.
  • Unit Rate: £21,000 per Apprentice (no additional fees).
  • Typical duration to gateway: 18 months

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