Rail services - level 2 apprenticeship framework
This framework sets out the standards and criteria you must meet to complete the apprenticeship programme and receive your apprenticeship certificate for level two rail services. This is the only level 2 training in this skill acceptable for apprenticeshipsni funding.
About the framework
This framework specifies the standards and the criteria for the delivery of level 2 apprenticeship training to achieve qualified status within the transport and distribution sector.
If you successfully complete the apprenticeship, you'll be awarded a level 2 qualification and recognition as a qualified person within the rail services industry.
Achievement of a level 2 apprenticeship in rail services will be assessed by verification through the appropriate awarding body.
You must complete both a competence-based and a knowledge-based qualification, along with the mandatory essential skills qualifications.
Mandatory essential skills
To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you must achieve the following essential skills qualifications as part of the apprenticeship, or already hold a recognised equivalent:
- application of number – level 1
- communication – level 1
- information and communication (ICT) – level 1
However, any qualifications you already have are assessed against the framework requirements and may result in an exemption from the above.
Competence and knowledge qualifications – pathway options
You need to complete both a competence-based and a knowledge-based qualification in your chosen pathway, from the lists below, along with any additional requirements indicated.
Pathway one: passenger services
- City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Rail Services (Passenger Services) 500/9568/7
- City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Rail Services (Passenger Services) 500/9554/7
Pathway two: driving
Pathway three: shunting
Pathway four: control room operations
Eligibility and entry to the programme
You must be a new employee, or an existing employee taking on a new role to take part in the programme. There are no formal entry requirements for learners undertaking this apprenticeship, however employers may apply their own criteria at recruitment. Employers and training contractors must ensure that learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the apprenticeship successfully.
See also the DfE operational requirements.
Apprenticeship duration can vary and will be agreed between the apprentice, training contractor and employer
For this framework, you must complete a suitable employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) workbook. Framework certification is issued on confirmation from the training contractor that the ERR has been completed.
It is the responsibility of the training contractor/ college to make sure all components of this framework are delivered in accordance with apprenticeshipsni operational requirements.
The apprentice must be employed from day one.
The content of this framework (Framework No 88 Issue 2: 07/19) has been agreed by the Department for the Economy.
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