The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in High-Speed Rail and Infrastructure Validated by Sheffield Hallam University is the progression pathway for learners who have successfully completed the Cert HE in High-Speed Rail and Infrastructure.
* Please note if you are an existing learner on the Cert HE programme and want to apply for 21/22, please contact us at [email protected] and we will work with you to process your application.


Who is this course aimed at

This course is a progression route from the Certificate of Higher Education in High-Speed Rail and Infrastructure.


Course Content

The course will cover a broad range of topics including;
  • Systems Thinking Tools and Understanding the Environment of Railway Projects (work placement)
  • Project management in the context of High-Speed Rail
  • Civil Engineering and Track
  • Rolling Stock and Power
  • Systems Engineering and Command, Control and Communication
  • Operations and Management


Progression opportunities

The course leads to progression onto the Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship in Rail Engineering, degree study, or into employment.

Course Duration

  • Full time
  • 1 Year
  • October Start
  • Delivered over 3 days a week 
Birmingham or Doncaster
Entry Requirements
  • Cert HE in High-Speed Rail and Infrastructure

Course Costs

Tuition fees will be £9,250 per year and candidates will be able to apply for a Student Loan. This is available through Student Finance England. Go to