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Intertrain leads training surge in the North

Intertrain has taken steps to further improve the quality and size of its training services in the North of England.

Intertrain has confirmed its position as the largest commercial rail training provider in the UK with the acquisition of a new four-acre site on the outskirts of Doncaster.

The Balby Court Business Campus, which has easy access to the M1 and M18, will offer Intertrain’s full range of training courses, including track safety, electrification, machine/crane controller, technical and construction. The site boasts a 100-metre test track, complete with overhead line equipment. Inside, there are 15 classrooms and a practical area.

The acquisition of Balby Court Business Campus will play a significant role in addressing the UK industry skills shortage and comes soon after the opening of Intertrain’s Crayford training centre in Kent on 1 June, 2015. Intertrain is an NSARE ‘Outstanding’ Railway Training and Assessment provider, accredited by various bodies including City and Guilds, Link-Up (RISQS), Network Rail and Qualsafe.

Four of the company’s trainers – Eddie Duncan, Steve Boulton, Ricky Wright and John Mitchell – have recently completed their Level 4 Teaching and Assessment Qualification.

All 52 of Intertrain’s trainers/assessors are working towards the Level 4 Teaching and Assessment qualification, which is the equivalent of NVQs level 4, BTEC professional diplomas, certificates and awards. The minimum level mandated by NSARE is Level 3.

Says Alex Pond, operations director, ‘An area of our business plan is to provide an outstanding teaching and learning experience, which is why we go the extra mile and demand all tutors must exceed the standard requirements of the industry.’

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