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Trainee Train Driver: Licences and Certificates

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On the 21st of July, 1837, the first steam train journeyed from Liverpool to Manchester, heralding the age of rail transport in the UK. Today, the Trainee Train Driver course offers the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of those trailblazing engineers. The rail industry is a crucial component of the UK's infrastructure, employing tens of thousands of people and contributing significantly to the economy. This Trainee Train Driver: Licences and Certificates course can be your ticket to a rewarding career in this vibrant industry. It provides a comprehensive insight into the stuff required, the application process, and the personal attributes needed to excel in the role. As part of your journey, you will learn about train driver's licences and certificates, psychometric tests, and ways to make a strong impression in interviews. There has never been a better time to explore a career as a train driver. With this Trainee Train Driver course, you can unlock the door to a world of opportunities in the rail industry. Be part of this exciting journey. Enrol in the Trainee Train Driver course today.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamentals of train driving and related responsibilities.
  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the various licences and certificates essential for train drivers.
  • Develop key skills and attitudes required to become a successful train driver.
  • Learn effective techniques for acing the train driver application form and interview.
  • Familiarise oneself with the industry's reference, medical assessment, and training process.


Certificate of completion - Digital certificate

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate of completion - Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Inside the UK student have to pay an additional delivery fee of £10, whereas International students are required to pay an additional fee of £19.99 to receive a hard copy of the certificate delivered to their address.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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This course provides a well-rounded introduction to the profession of a train driver, covering the key aspects and responsibilities of the role. In the first module, learners will gain an overview of the field, which will set the stage for deeper exploration of specific licences and certificates crucial in this industry. This understanding of regulatory requirements is crucial for aspiring train drivers.

The Trainee Train Driver course also focuses on the necessary skills and attitudes required in the field. Learners will understand the importance of specific competencies and how these are evaluated through application forms and psychometric tests. This knowledge will prepare learners for their application process and help them stand out in their interviews.

The final module details the process of securing references, undergoing a medical assessment, and starting the training phase. By the end of this Trainee Train Driver course, learners will have a comprehensive understanding of the steps needed to begin their journey in train driving.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideally suited for individuals with a keen interest in the rail industry and looking to become train drivers. It is particularly beneficial for those who desire a comprehensive understanding of the essential licences and certificates and the field's application and assessment process. It is also ideal for those looking to develop and fine-tune the skills and attitudes required for success in this sector.

Career path

  • Trainee Train Driver - £20K to £25K/year.
  • Eligible Train Driver - £45K to £60K/year.
  • Train Driver Instructor - £50K to £70K/year.
  • Train Driver Assessor - £35K to £50K/year.
  • Rail Transport Planner - £30K to £45K/year.

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