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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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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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What to expect at an NCHSR Open Day

What to expect at an NCHSR Open Day The National College for High Speed Rail is holding Open Days at both of its campuses this June. This will also be the first set of Open Days to be held on a Saturday, so you can pop in any time from 10am to 2pm and make… Read more »

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Consultation on proposed name change

The National College for High Speed Rail is an employer-led college created by the Government to match industry’s demands for higher technical skills with British students seeking to develop world class skills. Built on two state-of-the-art campuses in Birmingham and Doncaster, and a small ‘hub’ in Widnes, the College provides training for the high-tech engineers, managers, designers, apprentices and advanced manufacturing talent that is needed for… Read more »

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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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