What is Rail Academy?

Rail Academy: the online knowledge and training hub for rail operations staff.

Designed to deliver online rail courses and learning experiences for staff within the rail operations sector, Rail Academy interactive courses offer valuable training opportunities, which can be tailored to your unique business needs.

With a choice of fully customisable programs, each course can be adapted to meet your essential company objectives and specialised learning goals and delivered to wholly represent your brand.

Integrating your bespoke content is quick and simple, resulting in exclusive and effective online rail operators training, which leads to experienced, qualified and approved train operators, or even drivers, instructors and guards drawn from UK passenger, rail freight, railway engineering and maintenance rail sectors. This integration will also provide both new and existing staff with essential learning progression, sector-specific skills, and knowledge.

With Rail Academy, instantly accessible, verified rail industry training content is available to your learners, whenever you need it.

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Transform your rail operations training

Gain sector-specific skills

Fully customisable CIRO flagship training programs can be adapted to meet company objectives and specialised learning goals.

Track employee progress

Delegates can manage their own personal progress with managerial access functionality.

Professional certification courses

Certified by CIRO, to support the professional development of the railway sector.

Benefits Licensed Based service Managed Based service
Technical and ongoing support.
Fully managed by Rail Academy.
Managed within your organisation.
Software Demonstrations.
Purchase of multiple licences.
Creation of a fully bespoke training programme.
Option to purchase courses on an individual basis depending on learners needs.
Full reporting on learner progress by Rail Academy.
Certification for successfully passing Rail Academy.
Organisation’s allocated training lead will be responsible for assigning and enrolling chosen staff.


Choose the training programme that’s right for you and your staff. Offering two enrolment routes with a choice of managed and license-based courses, available for single or multiple learners, so signing-up your staff is quick and simple. 

Rail Academy online rail courses are tailored to learners of all levels, which is why rail managers are also invited to work with Rail Academy to create bespoke learning packs, ensuring that the courses are relevant to individual job roles and requirements. 

Managed Based Courses

Let Rail Academy fully manage the creation, enrolment and fulfilment of your rail operations training.

The managed-based service option is ideal for companies looking to create a bespoke training programme. All organisations opting for managed-based courses will receive:

  • Bespoke learning pack creation
  • Learner enrolments
  • Learner progress and assessment reviews
  • Full technical support
  • Delegate liaison
  • Certificate Distribution

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Licensed Based Courses

A convenient and flexible rail industry training route, the licensed-based service option is ideal for organisations wanting to purchase a number of licensed courses to distribute to staff when required.

The organisation’s allocated training lead will be responsible for assigning and enrolling chosen staff to their required courses over a set amount of time. Rail Academy will provide detailed software demos and ongoing technical support throughout the training process.

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Who is CIRO?

The Chartered Institution of Railway Operators (CIRO) is the only specialist training provider to focus solely on railways. With a vision to “support improvement in quality of the railway operations workforce and help railway organisations succeed”, for over 20 years CIRO has offered career enhancing courses tailored to the needs of the industry.

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Enquiry Form

To discuss training options for your business contact Rail Academy today using the form below or telephone 03333 440523.

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    Choose a convenient date and time below to book a full demonstration of the Rail Academy training platform and find out how your business can benefit from the best available railway operations training knowledge, guidance and information.