Railway Engineering (City and Guilds)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


Railway Engineering City and Guilds SCQF Level 5 will give you an introduction to the railway industry and prepare you for a career in railway engineering. The course lasts 18 weeks with the first two weeks based at Edinburgh College’s Granton campus. You will then go to our shore site where you will work on our simulated track for 12 weeks and undertake practical training including Personal Track Safety (PTS) and Track Induction Course (TIC). You will need to complete theory tests for your PTS as well as learn about the health and safety involved when working in the railway sector.

Subjects Include:
NVQ Level 2 Railways Engineering; Critical Training in Personal Track Safety (PTS); Track Induction Course (TIC); Health and Safety.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Interview and skills assessment. Must be over 17 and be fit and healthy.

Progression Routes

On successful completion of the course you can progress to employment through a rail employment agent or seek work directly with an employer.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

20 weeks



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy