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The National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI) has been established to provide the higher-level skills needed to transform the UK rail and transport infrastructure network.


The College opened in September 2017 as the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) on state-of-the-art campuses in Birmingham and Doncaster. In August 2019, the College changed its name to reflect the growing demand across the UK transport infrastructure industry.


The College is dedicated to providing the higher-level training required to create HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and other rail projects, as well as supporting the skills demand from employers who are facing skills challenges such as digitalisation of the railway and an ageing workforce

Through a combination of classroom teaching, real work experience and short courses, the College provides technical and professional courses, using the very latest industry technology, to a diverse range of learners that are starting a career in the industry, are looking to switch careers, or are part of the existing workforce.

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Cert HE in High Speed Rail & Infrastructure

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in High Speed Rail & Infrastructure

BSc (Hons) in High Speed Rail & Infrastructure 


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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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The University of Birmingham selected as preferred bidder to work with the National College of Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI)

The University of Birmingham has been identified as the preferred bidder for the National College of Advanced Transport and Infrastructure by the Further Education Commissioner’s Structure and Prospects Appraisal process Following the first phase in a government-initiated process to secure the future of the National College of Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI), the University of… Read more »

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Transition to online learning gets thumbs-up from learners

Blog by Andrew Friesen, Head of Education and Performance  Like all education providers, the current Covid-19 pandemic has forced the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure to move quickly to an online delivery model for all its courses.  But unlike many other providers, since the inception of the College, we have depended on technology to deliver teaching… Read more »

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College works to ensure a long-term sustainable future for high-quality skills in transport and infrastructure sector

Summary: · We have made a lot of progress in our first two years of operation, with much to be proud of, despite significant challenges in our environment. · We consider the Ofsted process and provisional grade to be flawed. The grade is inconsistent with other external assurance we have received. We are addressing all… Read more »

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