Developments
National Rail College

Doncaster is now home to only one of two UK industry Rail Colleges

Located on Lakeside, Doncaster, the National College for High Speed Rail will comprise circa 76,000 sq ft of teaching and workshop space, including specialist rail equipment such as 150m of external track and catenary. Along with Birmingham, it will train thousands of engineers to meet HS2’s future needs, as well as those in the wider rail sector, by providing a real workplace environment to prepare students for work on high-speed rail infrastructure.

The £25m State Of The Art College will be opening its doors to a first intake of industry professionals and apprentices in September 2017, with courses for over 1,000 students aged 18+ starting the following academic year.

Doncaster has always led the way in terms of cutting edge rail engineering and with its relationship with an established and significant rail industry, Doncaster was an ideal place locate and enable the industry to continue to compete in global markets.

The vision for the college is that it will:

  • Build the highly skilled workforce needed to deliver hs2 and meet the needs of the wider railway industry.
  • Use an industry led curriculum to ensure that graduates will have the best possible employment prospects across the supply chain.
  • Act as a flagship for the railway workforce in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Place High Speed Rail at the cutting edge of innovation in science and technology.

Doncaster will specialise in:Traction, Rolling Stock and Advanced Manufacturing.

Here is a fly-through of the college:

To learn more contact our Rail Sector specialist Andrew Webb on 01302 862464 or email andrew.webb@doncaster.gov.uk, download our Rail Prospectus here – or visit http://nchsr.ac.uk/