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PTS Card Candidate Requirements

Candidates must be sponsored by a link-up approved railway company before undertaking the PTS course. This is a company who have been audited and certificated to supply workers to the Railway industry. The NCCA co-ordinator of this sponsoring company will need to sign our course booking form to confirm their intent to sponsor you and supply their linkup site ID number.

Candidates will also need to have completed a medical (minimum level4) and drug & alcohol screening and have the original blue certificates to supply at the time of booking.

PTS Card Training Course Overview

There are two types of PTS available in the rail industry, depending what type of work you want to do will depend on what type of PTS you require. For access on or near the line then a 3 day PTS + DCCR course is required. The DCCR is only required if you work on or near the third conductor rail line. Alternatively there is a 10 day track induction course, which is required if you intend to do track maintenance or anything that changes the geometry of the track.

The Personal Track Safety Course (PTS) is the minimum requirement for any person who gains access to the railway infrastructure as part of their job. The PTS course is held over 2 days and covers areas such as Railway Terminology, Accessing the infrastructure safely and emergency situations. Once completed, the candidate will be issued with an NCCA card endorsed PTS. This card entitles the holder to gain access to the infrastructure to work provided they are covered under a Safe System Of Work. Workers who plan to affect the geometry of the track (TRK IND), operate line related equipment (PO, LXA) or set up their own safe system of work (IWA, COSS), will require further training and certification.

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News Bulletin

Renown Training: An Outstanding Network Rail Training Provider!

NSARE report of our network training courses

After an inspection from NSARE, Renown Training has received an ‘Outstanding’ grade for the overall effectiveness and progress of our company – up from ‘Good’ before.

As the second inspection from NSARE took place less than a year after the first, it shows just how busy the Renown Group has been in expanding and improving our services across the railway sector. With a fully functional railway welding sector that supplies highly skilled workers to Network Rail and the railway industry to undertake rail maintenance and repair work and a dedicated training sector to increase the skill set of railway workers, we are widely recognised in the railway industry and are continuing to promote working relationships with others to respond to industry requirements.

High Pass Rates for Network Rail Training Learners!

Our continued progress and improvement isn’t just limited to Renown either; our network rail training courses are better than ever and have resulted in improved outcomes for learners in addition to greater provision of the courses themselves. With an incredibly high pass rate it’s no surprise that we have been awarded an Outstanding grade in Learner Outcomes too! We’ll be announcing some brand new network rail training courses soon, so keep watching this space!

With current expansions to the rail network underway there is a high demand for skilled railway workers – so there’s never been a better time to get qualified with a network rail training course and enhance your career prospects. Now is a very good time to be working on the rails!

Outstanding Service and Provisions

Overall we have received an Outstanding grade for the Renown Group, including Renown Training which is one of our most important and rapidly growing areas.


Posted at 8:35 am on February 12, 2014