Driving passenger and freight trains over various routes across the country.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 12 months
- Current funding band
Up to £21,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
- Apprentices must be over 18 due to legal restrictions.
- Must meet medical requirements set by the Train Driving Licences and Certificates Regulations 2010.
- What apprentices will learn
- rail safety and security on the line, trains and at stations and depots
- an in-depth working knowledge of the trains to be driven
- effectively manage dangerous goods across all rail operations
- understand special conditions of carriage
- rail legislation
Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must have:
- taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
- Professional registration
Associate or affiliate level in the Institution of Railway Operators or the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
- End Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.