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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 college courses and apprenticeships in all elements of high speed rail and the broader rail and infrastructure industry. Our curriculum has been developed by the best in the business and is taught at our state-of-the-art college facilities in Birmingham and Doncaster.

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

Cutting-edge skills

For a diverse range of learners...

APPRENTICESHIPS, COLLEGE COURSES AND PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE IN:

HIGH SPEED RAIL & INFRASTRUCTURE
CIVIL ENGINEERING
TRACK SYSTEMS
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
POWER
ROLLING STOCK
COMMAND, CONTROL & COMMUNICATIONS
OPERATIONS
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS AND DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT (CMI CHARTERED)
RAIL ENGINEERING
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Two campuses

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

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The National College - Birmingham Campus
The National College - Doncaster Campus

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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Our national college is rising to the challenge

In recent press coverage, national colleges have been placed under the spotlight with regards to the challenges they have faced recently around their funding and learner recruitment. It has been just over one year since we launched our two state-of-the-art new training facilities in Birmingham and Doncaster. The very idea of our college hadn’t existed,… Read more »

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Choose Your Connection: Higher Education in High Speed

When you’re preparing to leave school, the range of options ahead of you can be bewildering. But the next step is no longer a simple choice between university and going straight to employment – thanks to a greater than ever range of vocational study options, apprenticeships and skills courses now being available. This is where… Read more »

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Choose Your Connection: Retraining for a High Speed Future

No matter where you’re up to on your career journey, an apprenticeship at the National College for High Speed Rail can help you along the way. You might already be working somewhere in the industry, but looking for a new set of skills to help you take that next step up the ladder. Perhaps you’re… Read more »

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