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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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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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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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International Women’s Day 2019 – Facebook Live Q&A

Join us on Friday 8th March as we celebrate International Women’s Day by hosting our first ever Facebook Live Q&A with our female apprentices. We will be going live at 1.00pm and will be ready to answer any questions you may have for our apprentices or you can send them in prior to the event so… Read more »

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Why now is the time to take action on railway skills

We’re only a few weeks into 2019 and it feels like ‘uncertainty’ could be a strong contender for Oxford Dictionaries’ official word of the year. Even without mentioning the ‘B’ word, we’re seeing more splits and disagreements across our main political parties, mixed messages about commitments to major infrastructure projects, and an overall business confidence… Read more »

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The Princess Royal shows support for female apprentices at the National College for High Speed Rail

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, visited the National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster on Friday (22 February), to show support for the college’s drive to boost skills and improve diversity, equality and inclusivity across Britain’s rail and engineering sectors. The Princess Royal met with a group of learners and apprentices… Read more »

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