Railway Engineering Overhead Line Construction


This qualification equips the learner with the knowledge and skills of the Overhead line Construction process on the UK railway infrastructure. It addresses the need to both upskill and reskill the rail engineering workforce, and has been developed in close consultation with the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE), training associations and industry to ensure it meets the needs of the sector.

There are no entry requirements unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to reach the assessment requirements set out in the relevant assessment routes.

This qualification is designed for adult learners who either are working in the rail industry and wish to complete a qualification and progress their careers or are new entrants to the industry who require training and an accredited qualification.


Knowledge is assessed via a series of test papers that must be delivered in an ‘exam’ environment; these test papers are available when the learner is ready and the knowledge delivery complete.

The competence is assessed in the workplace and the learner records workplace activities in a provided A6 logbook.  This is assessed by the learner’s supervisor.

The knowledge is delivered off the job in a secure environment and follows a syllabus that relates to the OLE Construction Standard, this can be delivered alongside OLEC training.

Competence is assessed against the qualification criteria using a provided logbook.

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