Rail Training

course certifcates.

Elite is partnered with a QUALSAFE approved training provider and works closely with Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) and educational providers like Novus, to deliver high quality training to existing offenders in HMPPS estate. 

Working in conjunction with its premium range of partners, Elite Project Services, provide rail training courses that aim to provide ex-offenders with key skills and the opportunity to change their lives, desist from crime and avoid reoffending. 

Elite, is a certified premium service provider of quality access planning, safety critical staff and training & personnel services for the rail industry and is proud to be:

  • Verified Supplier of RISQS
  • Qualified by Audit on RISQS
  • HSQE Certified – ongoing annual contract, with support provided by RAAS (UK) Ltd


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


This course is outsourced to an external NSAR approved training provider and not delivered by Elite.

This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

A range of subjects are covered during the course, including:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Heart attacks
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Chest injuries
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Diabetes
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging

The qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act-Fire Regulations and fully meets HSE requirements and Railway group standards.

The Fire Awareness Training Course consists of theory and practical elements including:

  • Legal requirements related to tackling a fire in the early stages in the workplace
  • Employee and Employer responsibilities
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Different classes of fire
  • Types of fire extinguishers
  • First aid fire fighting
  • Fire awareness risk factors

The manual handling course is aimed at employees at all levels who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, manoeuvering, steadying, or transporting by hand or by bodily force.

  • Introduction and Legislation
  • Manual Handling Injuries
  • Risk Assessments for Safe Manual Handling
  • Avoiding and Controlling the Risks
  • Safe Manual Handling Techniques

The Track Induction Course (TIC) is mandatory for track workers who are new to the track environment and whose work may involve the maintenance, inspection or renewal of the track or other duties that may affect the stability, position, or integrity of the track infrastructure. Once you pass the Track Induction Course (TIC) you can undertake maintenance of Permanent Way including “Off Track” assets on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure including Infrastructure Projects.

  • Leading up to your Track Induction Course you are required to complete the following:
  • Railway Medical
  • Drug & Alcohol screening test
  • Full PTS Course
  • Company Induction
  • Manual Handling
  • Emergency First Aid


This course is outsourced to an external NSAR approved training provider and not delivered by Elite.

Upon successful completion, candidates will know how to operate hand and power tools appropriately – ensuring safety at all times. They will also have the confidence to use the following apparatus, unaided:

  • Impact wrenches
  • Generator and light
  • Cobra TT
  • Hand trolley
  • Rail saw/abrasive wheel
  • Cembre rail drill
  • Sleeper drill


Aside from this, delegates will be able to:

  • Undertake inspection and pre-start checks
  • Perform starting and stopping procedures
  • Demonstrate how to use tools safely
  • Change abrasive wheels for a disc cutter
  • Outline how to deal with defective equipment
  • Outline the safety requirements for the refuelling of a small plant