About the Academy

The Rail Academy aims to be the leading, independent, provider of rail operations Assessments and Training in the UK.

We are a registered ORR Train Driver Training and Examination Centre, approved to provide non-apprenticeship train driver training and assessment in general knowledge, rules, routes and traction.

We are also approved by OFQUAL to deliver End Point Assessments for the Train Driver Level 3 Apprenticeship.

TRA Train Driver EPA Level 3 V1 Specification

The Rail Academy was established in 2020 as part of SLC Operations Ltd.  Since July 2022 it has operated as a separate company under the leadership of experienced rail industry leader, Cath Bellamy.

We specialise in supporting safety critical, operating roles including Train Drivers.

We can provide trainers and assessors to bolster your in house teams and programs; design and deliver bespoke training or deliver training and assessments on your behalf. Provided we have not trained them, we can also provide End Point Assessments for your Train Driver Apprentices.

And to ensure the highest professional standards, our assessors are experienced in their roles, appropriately qualified in training and assessment and have their own competence tightly monitored and managed.  CMS files are available for inspection and checking by clients if required.

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Trusted, Qualified and Registered

  • Approved by OFQUAL to deliver End Point Assessments for the Train Driver Level 3 Apprenticeship (ST0645)
  • ORR Registered Train Driver Training and Assessment Centre
  • Experienced team of Driver and Guard Trainers and Assessors drawn from UK Passenger, Freight, Engineering and Maintenance Rail Sectors
  • Web based Learning Management System (LMS) to support distance learning

Services Available:

  • Train Driver Training and Assessment
  • Train Driver Level 3 End Point Assessments
  • Rail Operations Trainer and Instructor Hire

Flexible Training Support

  • On Line Learning Management System so we can train and assess remotely; or
  • We can come to you; or
  • Let us create a pop-up school where you need us; or
  • Use our training academy on Kings Norton light maintenance depot in Birmingham:
  • Easily accessed by train, bus, road or locally on foot.
  • Classrooms and breakout rooms, remote teaching technology 

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