Everything You Need To Know About Protection Controller Training

Having a career in railway can be as stimulating as it is challenging. With railways being one of the top choices for sustainable transportation, there’s hardly ever any job shortage and you can start earning a salary as soon as you begin your training through one of our apprenticeships.

It certainly is a physically demanding job, but you can easily acquire tons of hands-on experience that will allow you to go further down your career path

Have you already been working in the railway industry for some time now, and you are passionate about everything that you do? Doing some further training to become a Protection Controller could be the right thing for you now!

 Keep in  mind that having a job in the railway system will most likely require you to get additional qualifications: make sure your career is on the right track by finding out everything you need to know about protector controller training!

What Is A Protection Controller?

A Protection Controller is a senior level certification that is awarded to expert and reliable rail workers. Simply put, a Protection Controller is responsible for coordinating, managing and controlling  the safety of a line when there’s a blockage on multiple lines. 

It’s a high level responsibility occupation, since you will be required to supervise other people and to secure the correct functioning of railway lines in case of emergency blockages. That is why, in order to obtain a Protection Controller qualification, you will need to have completed your Personal Track Safety training and be referred from one of your line managers. Your responsibility will also involve communicating with other workers and will require you to implement your problem solving skills to a very high level.To be granted a qualification you will also need to pass a physical and medical exam that will ensure you are suitable for the job.

It’s not a job for the faint of heart!

At the end of the course you will be able to: 

  1. Have the skills and knowledge required to undertake Protection Controller duties in line with the Protection Controller unit of competence.
  2. Carry out the duties of a Protection Controller to a high standard of competence, in line with relevant Railway Group Standards.

How long Does the Training Last?

One of the positive sides of going through a Protection Controller Assessment is that it doesn’t take long to get your certification.

The course lasts one day and your results are usually issued in 48 hours time. It’s perfect to improve your career quickly and effectively. 

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of this course may vary depending on many factors. We suggest that you write us an email so that we can help you better.

Booking Your Training With Real Skills…

Are you ready to put your railway career on the right track? Do you feel committed to improving a green and sustainable mean of transportation? Marvellous!

Give us a call on on 0151 257 6969 or email to info@real-skills.co.uk. We are available to help you Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and we are excited to be part of your new career!

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