Rail jobs, staff issues and training

24.07.07

Rail heritage training success

A celebration event has been held at the Yorkshire Rail Academy to herald the success of learners participating in the rail heritage training project. Learners who attended the event were presented with certificates by Andrew Scott, head of the National Railway Museum and, with their guests, treated to an exhilarating ride on the Yorkshire Wheel

Forty six learners, including both paid staff and volunteers, from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and the National Railway Museum, completed the NCFE accredited rail heritage training which was funded by the Learning and Skills Council and supported by Yorkshire Forward. Three training modules were developed in close consultation with, and input from, the heritage railway companies and covered ‘Safety Awareness on Heritage Railways’, ‘Workshop Safety Induction’ and ‘Recognising our Customers’. The training involved a flexible method of delivery to meet the needs of the learners and included a workbook, CD Rom and audio-tape which a workbook which was completed in the workplace.

Following the success of this project, and the positive feedback from those involved, the Yorkshire Rail Academy is keen to work with the rail heritage sector in developing the programme further, and extending the training to a much wider audience

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