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Our vision is to pioneer technical excellence, and our mission is to produce a new generation of highly-skilled professionals to lead Britain’s future rail industry.

Whether you’re leaving school, wanting to up-skill or take a new career direction, we offer courses and apprenticeships in all elements of the rail industry. Our curriculum has been developed by the best in the business and is taught at brand new, state-of-the-art facilities in Birmingham and Doncaster.

Tempted to become part of the rail revolution? Why not check out more about us and our campuses. To find out where high speed rail could take you, explore our courses and apply today.

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Train at two brand new college campuses, offering fully installed track and rolling stock, specialist workshops, advanced digital learning and practical classroom teaching.

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A college dedicated to the future of the rail industry

A college dedicated to the future of the rail industry
A college dedicated to the future of the rail industry

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National College on track to train Britain’s next generation of engineers

On the day that HS2 has announced the successful main civils works contractors, the National College for High Speed Rail has announced it remains on track to open its doors this September. The HS2 main civils works announcement today is expected to generate around 1,000 contract opportunities in the supply chain, of which two thirds… Read more »

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National College for High Speed Rail to host iRail

The National College for High Speed Rail is set to be the host venue for iRail in May 2018. The event now in its 10th year, is a programme of in school workshops and a celebration enterprise event, aimed at  informing and engaging young people on the range of career opportunities in the railway industry…. Read more »

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Willmott Dixon Wins Prestigious Construction Award for the National College for High Speed Rail Doncaster Campus

The National College for High Speed Rail has scooped up the top prize in the Digital Construction category at the Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2017. Willmott Dixon, working together with Doncaster Council and other key partners Bond Bryan Architects, Curtins Structural Consultants, Hambleton Steel and Pauley, won the award for the innovative… Read more »

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