Birmingham and Doncaster councils officially hand over keys to National College for High Speed Rail

The keys to the National College for High Speed Rail have now been officially handed over, in preparation for the college’s launch next month.

Marking the successful completion of a 15-month construction period by Willmott Dixon, the keys were presented to the college’s chief executive Clair Mowbray by Doncaster Council and Birmingham City Council respectively.

Located on Venture Way in Birmingham’s established learning quarter, and on Carolina Way close to Doncaster’s Lakeside, the two college campuses are now being fitted out with the equipment and facilities that will train future generations in national engineering and infrastructure development.

As part of this fit out, each building recently received delivery of a power car engine donated by Alstom and Eurostar. The newly refurbished power cars will be equipped with virtual reality technology and used as part of the college’s wider education programme to help learners get to grips with a range of engineering specialisms from rolling stock, to track systems and power.

When our doors open in September, we’ll be offering Higher Technician Apprenticeships and a Certificate of Higher Education in High Speed Rail and Infrastructure. We still have places available to be among the first students to take advantage of these state-of-the-art new campus facilities – so get in touch with us for more information!