The first step towards gaining your PTS AC+DCCR qualification, also known as a Sentinel card, is undertaking a Railway medical, which includes a pre-employment Drug and Alcohol test. You can contact us to arrange an appointment before your course or book online.
On successful completion of your Railway medical you will need to contact your sponsor to arrange login details and complete the PTS eLearning module (Network Rail charge an additional £39 for their eLearning module) once you complete the eLearning you are eligible to attend the PTS course on your chosen date. We recommend that you purchase the PTS Handbook or download it for free from our site.
Duration: 2 Days
What You Will Learn on your PTS Course:
The PTS Course consists of theory and practical elements including:
- Working on or near the line
- Railway terminology
- Signalling systems
- Electrification AC/DCCR
- Emergency procedures
- Track visit to a Live Railway Line
- Safety-Critical Communications
The Industry Common Induction (ICI) is an additional module which involves completing an online test on the second day of your PTS course. The ICI enables all PTS card holders to work on infrastructure projects. Please let us know if you require this module!
On successful completion of the PTS course, you are free to work anywhere on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure including Infrastructure Projects.
How To Pass Your PTS Course:
Throughout the PTS Course, there are a series of verbal, written and practical assessments. We can provide additional learning support if required.
The pass rate at our centres for the PTS course is 98% and if you don't pass the first time you can attend another course free of charge!
The PTS qualification lasts for two years and leading up to expiry, you will need to attend the PTS Refresher Course.
Prior to attending the PTS Course, you will need to be linked with an Employer/Sponsor, who will set you up with a Sentinel profile from which you can complete the eLearning module. This needs to be completed a minimum of 24 hours before the start of your course.
In the case of not being linked with an Employer/Sponsor, please contact us and we can arrange this for you! 020 8596 5121.
PTS card holders range from all types of construction workers including Trackworkers, Tradespeople, Scaffolders, Engineers and Surveyors. PTS cardholders get paid a premium for working on the Railway. The Railway has an excellent safety record with a focus on training so you can progress and take higher-level courses. Many people take a temporary job on the Railway but end up staying within the rail industry for the rest of their career. For the next 10 years, the Government has released a huge amount of money to maintain and enhance the rail network. The first phase of the High Speed 2 project, for example, has created an additional 16,000 PTS jobs.
Why Fast Line Training?
Fast Line Training Services is the right choice, we are totally driven by your success, supporting you every step of the way towards gaining your qualification. The people who choose us enjoy their learning experience, you might be an individual seeking progression and development or a multi-national organisation. We have the expertise, resources and flexibility to deliver a professional service.
We pride ourselves on our learners' success, our metrics for success are based on the achievement of the people and companies we work with. We demonstrate this by offering all individuals and businesses a money-back guarantee. "NO PASS - NO PAY". It has taken 10 years to develop an association of quality training providers that share our values, only the very best trainers, advisors, mentors and industry experts get the opportunity to work with us.