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Our vision is to pioneer technical excellence, and our mission is to produce a new generation of highly-skilled professionals to lead Britain’s future rail industry.

Whether you’re leaving school, wanting to up-skill or take a new career direction, we offer courses and apprenticeships in all elements of the rail industry. Our curriculum has been developed by the best in the business and is taught at brand new, state-of-the-art facilities in Birmingham and Doncaster.

Tempted to become part of the rail revolution? Why not check out more about us and our campuses. To find out where high speed rail could take you, explore our courses and apply today.

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Train at two brand new college campuses, offering fully installed track and rolling stock, specialist workshops, advanced digital learning and practical classroom teaching.

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A college dedicated to the future of the rail industry

A college dedicated to the future of the rail industry
A college dedicated to the future of the rail industry

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*UPDATE* Birmingham campus closed

*UPDATE* Due to the existing snow on site and forecast icy conditions tonight, our Birmingham campus will remain closed on Tuesday 12 December, with the expectation of going back to business as usual on Wednesday. You can still contact the college by emailing or by phoning 0330 120 0375.

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UK Rail Industry Awards nomination for National College

The National College for High Speed Rail has been nominated in the Collaborative Working category for the UK Rail Industry Awards 2018. The nomination recognises the concerted steps that have been taken to create and launch the college, which is designed to address the national skills shortage in rail and engineering, and improve diversity across… Read more »

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National College for High Speed Rail signs former Doncaster Rovers starlet Liam Wakefield

Former professional footballer Liam Wakefield has become the latest signing for the brand new National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster.    The former Doncaster Rovers player, 23, and current right-back for Boston United has given up playing the game full-time so that he can focus his talents on learning the world class engineering skills… Read more »

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