Skilled Plate Layer Bootcamp



Skills Bootcamps is an exciting new funded initiative for Hertfordshire designed to provide short flexible training courses where individuals will gain sector specific skills for life, enabling individuals to enter into the sector, retain in a new industry or upskill in their current career.

This course will equip learners with the knowledge and skills required for working as a skilled plate layer on the railway through a combination of classroom learning and practical work experience led by industry professionals. Over the 3 week programme, learners will study industry specific skills and gain hands on experience with an employer.

If you are interested in becoming a Skilled Plate Layer working on the London underground railways, then this course allows you to gain knowledge and skills ready for employment.

Any candidates who are unemployed will have guaranteed interview on completion of the programme with a local employer.

Course Content - What will I learn?

– Personal Track Safety (PTS)
– Manual Handling
– First Aid at Work
– Mental Health awareness
– Worksite Safety induction
– Basic Track Awareness
– Track Trolley
– Firewatch

Am I right for the course?

To be eligible for this course, you must be:

– 19 years old+ as of 31/08/23
– Live in Hertfordshire or in proximity
– Right to work (Passport for evidence)
– Pass a Medical & Drug and Alcohol screening
– Be able to travel to Canning Town and Oaklands College
– Good level of English and Maths

– Good level of English and Maths
– Successfully pass the Medical & Drug and Alcohol screening
– Attendance of all planned sessions at Canning Town, and the Oaklands College campus
– Looking to gain employment on completion

There are no formal exams or assessments, however students will complete activities to support their learning which will be reviewed by the tutor to support individual development.

You will be taught by industry professionals from the rail industry who have the knowledge and skills to support you throughout this course.

What Next?

If you are interested in this course or have any further questions, please email:, and the team will be in contact with you in due course.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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