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Rail Infrastructure Engineering: Signalling

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Warning This apprenticeship is closed to new starters from 1 August 2020

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

Level
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Junior Signal Technical Engineer
  • Rail Engineering Signalling Installer
  • Rail Engineering Signalling Functional Tester
  • Signal Technician
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.
Qualifications

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • NVQ Certificate in Rail Engineering Signaller Installer
  • NVQ Certificate in Rail Engineering Signalling Functional Tester
  • NVQ Diploma in Rail Engineering Signaller Installer
  • NVQ Diploma in Rail Engineering Signalling Maintainer and Fault Finder

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • BTEC Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
  • BTEC Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering and Technology (Progressive)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Diploma in Installation and Maintenance of Engineering Assets
  • Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.