What you achieve
This qualification is intended to provide the introductory knowledge and practical skill requirements for the maintenance of Traction and Rolling Stock systems. It is suitable for current rail employees or contractors in the industry who want to update or convert their existing knowledge from Level 2 to Level 3.
The contents of this qualification covers the knowledge and practical skills required to progress in Traction and Rolling Stock engineering. This includes the different types of vehicles in fleets and the major systems and components on those vehicles.
Rail Engineering Traction and Rolling Stock technicians may work on site or in a depot or in a technical office. They will lead on, and carry out, Rail Engineering tasks. Their work will require an understanding of how traction units and carriages work as an integrated, complex system. Traction and Rolling Stock technicians maintain equipment, process and fault find systems failures.
There are minimal entry requirements for this qualification; these are:
This qualification is aimed at current rail employees or contractors within the rail engineering industry with technical skills who wish to develop their knowledge to enable progression.
They could be learners who may have a prior knowledge and understanding of associated engineering and have the ability to achieve a Level 3 qualification, for example:
NTAR will consider the support, guidance and opportunities learners will need to enable them to meet the demands of the units during delivery of the qualification and preparation of assignments.