Customised online rail training platform

What sets Rail Academy apart from other railway training providers, is the option to fully customise every aspect of the platform to reflect the unique nature of your business, from logos and brand guidelines to internal documentation and specialist information, integrating this is simple

Having a customised learning system is massively beneficial to rail businesses as it can increase engagement and adoption by catering to users’ specific needs. Adding your own branding can also make the navigation platform easier to understand for your users, who may have previously used in-house training platforms. You may also find that a bespoke online training hub is more cost effective due to making the learning process smoother for different types of users. It also offers the opportunity to manage personal progress and access the platform around current work commitments, making Rail Academy the flexible way to learn.

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Every existing CIRO corporate member benefits from their own private business-branded ‘member room’ which is pre populated with their customised and verified training content. Current CIRO corporate members include: Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Network Rail, Arriva Rail London and Department for Transport. Click here to see if your employer is a corporate member. If you also work for a corporate member, you may eligible to become a CIRO member for free, which is advised when beginning your learning journey with Rail Academy.

To discuss your business training needs and the options we provide, speak to our team directly on 03333 440523. Alternatively, click here to complete our online enquiry form.

If you’re already decided on your course option, click here to book a full demonstration of Rail Academy at a date and time that’s convenient for you. We also offer a call back service, so you can find out how your business can benefit from the best available railway operations training knowledge, guidance, and information.

Bespoke rail training FAQs


How do I access Rail Academy?

Once allocated a login, you will be sent details of how to access your purchased/selected course via email link. Once this has been received, you will have your own learning space within the platform to access your chosen course(s) within Rail Academy.

Which courses can I access within Rail Academy?

Currently Rail Academy consists of both CIRO’s Introduction to Rail Interactive Course and Rail Pro: 12 System Elements of Rail. Along with this, other useful documentation & information can be found regarding CIRO & our membership structure.

Is everything I need to complete courses on Rail Academy available within the learning platform?

For CIRO’s Introduction to Rail Online Interactive Course, everything you need to access, review & complete the course is available within the content on Rail Academy. For CIRO’s Rail Pro: 12 System Elements of Rail, all course units & competency tests are held within the Rail Academy content, you will need access to the Operators Handbook: Third Edition in order to complete the course to the best of your ability. If you have been given access to this course, you will receive a link for the e-copy of the Operators Handbook to complete the course alongside your Rail Academy log-in.

How do I access my certificates once I’ve completed a course in Rail Academy?

Upon successful completion of Introduction to Rail, you will have the option to download your certificate at the end of your course. For Rail Pro, you will have the ability to download your certificate for each of the individual 12 units within the course. Please note, there is no final completion certificate for Rail Pro.

Can I access Rail Academy on any device?

Rail Academy can be accessed on any device (PC, Tablet or Phone) and has been adapted to be mobile friendly. We advise using Google Chrome where possible for the best user experience, however functionality is possible on all mainstream browsers.

Do I need an internet connection to access Rail Academy?

You will need access to a live internet connection in order to complete your courses within Rail Academy. Rail Academy feeds data back in real time, in order to save your course progress at any part during your learning.

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