Online rail training, how does it work? 

The Rail sector continues to be an extremely attractive long-term career choice for many, thanks to the numerous appealing benefits on offer such as travel, financial security, and training. Whether you’ve been employed in the industry a while or just beginning your journey, many students are choosing online training as a way to further their chosen career path.

There are many reasons online training is growing in popularity such as, having the flexibility to learn anywhere at any time, being able to keep track of progress easier, catering to different learning preferences and putting the employee in control of their own educational path.

Rail Academy is a purpose-built, one-stop online training portal that puts customised, ready-to-access railway operations CPD at your fingertips. So, how exactly does this work?

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A virtual classroom

Once your account has been created, you will be sent details of how to access your purchased/selected course via email link. This link will take you to your ‘member room’ which can be accessed online on any device (PC, Tablet or Phone).

Because Rail Academy courses are completed 100% online, learners can manage their personal progress, access the platform around current work commitments and complete training using any kind of internet enabled device with which they feel comfortable.

Within the online platform you’ll then find everything you need to access and complete your chosen courses using content within 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.

Each course can be adapted to meet your essential company objectives, with specialised learning goals and delivered to wholly represent your company. This is because Rail Academy allows for your company’s bespoke content, information and branding to be integrated into the member room, resulting in a more exclusive and effective online training experience. Add your logos, internal documentation, and specialist information.

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.

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Which bespoke rail training option suits your business?

At Rail Academy, we offer two enrolment routes for your staff with a choice of managed and license-based courses, available for single or multiple learners, so signing-up your staff is quick and simple. Our first option is our Managed Based Courses, this lets Rail Academy fully manage the creation, enrolment and fulfilment of your rail operations training.

This service 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

Our second route for learners is our Licensed Based Courses, these are convenient and flexible training routes, the licensed-based service option is ideal for organisations wanting to purchase a number of licensed courses to distribute to staff when required. Your allocated training lead will be responsible for assigning and enrolling chosen staff to their required courses over a set amount of time. We will provide you with detailed software demos and ongoing technical support throughout the training process.

Online 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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