Welcome to NCATI, the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure


The National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure is dedicated to creating the skilled engineering workforce of tomorrow


In order to deliver the major infrastructure programmes and rail modernisation initiatives planned across the UK, the engineering workforce needs a greater number of talented people, with a different blend of skills, and from more diverse backgrounds.

This sits at the heart of why the National College was set up in 2017, and remains integral to the employer-led curriculum that we offer today across our two state-of-the-art campuses in Birmingham and Doncaster.

Having relaunched in 2021 as part of the University of Birmingham group, NCATI is led by a team with strong links to both education and industry, ensuring that the skills we teach are the ones that employers in the transport and infrastructure sectors need.

Accessible from levels 2 to 6, our curriculum offer is for ages 16 and over and includes part-time and full-time courses, as well as apprenticeships, all utilising the very best technology, facilities and teaching practice.

Industry collaboration is integral to our success, and NCATI has already benefitted significantly from engaging with leading sector employers like HS2, Honeywell, and Alstom. This network of employers supports us in a variety of ways, from offering apprenticeships and placements, to giving learners at the College access to the very latest thinking in the industry via guest lectures, mentoring, and visits to their sites and depots.

As well as tapping into a wealth of knowledge and experience, our strong industry links give our learners the most up-to-date equipment to train with and prepare them for the working world, with over £9 million of specialist kit and equipment having been donated to us.


Welcome to NCATI, the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure