What you achieve
This NVQ qualification is intended to provide the means to record the competency of Level 3 Traction and Rolling Stock technicians.
It is aimed at those who may work in the Traction and Rolling Stock engineering industry who need to demonstrate their competence to enable progression within their workplace and careers.
They could be learners who may have limited prior experience in Traction and Rolling Stock engineering but have the ability to achieve a Level 3 qualification or career changers who have existing technical engineering competence and need this to be recognised in a qualification.
The content of this qualification covers the competency requirements of a Level 3 Traction and Rolling Stock engineering technician and contains a range of units covering the maintenance, fault finding and resource allocation on Traction and Rolling Stock equipment.
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:
Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the qualification, the completion of the learning outcomes and the assessments.
This qualification is aimed at those in the rail engineering industry with technical skills who wish to demonstrate their competence to enable progression.
They could be learners who have prior experience of Traction and Rolling Stock or associated engineering and now have the ability to achieve a Level 3 competence 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 and assessment of the qualification.