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Permanent Way Engineering Training Courses


The aim of the programme is to give delegates an understanding of the principles of the theory and practice of track engineering in the UK. It is comprised of three modules and involves 100 hours of taught study.  The modules are progressive in nature and commence with Module 1 which gives a basic understanding of track engineering and its theory and context; Module 2 focuses upon track design for projects and enhancements. In Module 3, the study becomes more strategic and delivery oriented with advanced asset management techniques and applications. 

These courses are aimed at newly qualified and experienced engineers and will give delegates the knowledge and skills needed for professionals in track engineering. Upon successful completion of all three modular assessments, candidates will be awarded the PWI Diploma in Track Engineering.

Download the flyer for further details.


These module courses are taking place in Derby (see below for full address) between Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2018.


Provides a detailed introduction to track engineering, its theory and context by developing a knowledge of track, its interfaces with other rail infrastructure, design of railway lines and systems, operations, maintenance, and an introduction to key rail engineering features and concepts. This is a 3 day course aimed at newly qualified entrants who have recently joined the industry.


Further develops the knowledge gained in Module 1 and provides a deep understanding of practical design application and enhancement, including track design theory of plain line and switches and crossings, components and configurations, route evaluation, trackbed design, layouts, innovations and life extension. This 3 day course is suitable for practising engineers with a minimum of 3 years’ railway track experience.


Provides a deep understanding of UK track renewal planning, plain line, S&C, existing and future methods, rail renewal scenarios and optioneering and learning from accidents. Understand advanced technical rail management issues, rail sustainability and strategic track asset management.  This is a four day course.

MODULE 1 & 2

These two modules can be taken in the same week with an overlapping Wednesday. This is an intense 5 day course and is only suitable for practising engineers with a minimum of 3 years’ railway track experience.  

These module courses are taking place in Derby between Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2018.  Please download the flyer for further details.  Spaces are limited, so please contact if you are interested in attending.


Kate Hatwell at
Brian Counter at

Course address:

The Derby Conference Centre Ltd
London Road
DE24 8UX