Funded Learning

Fully Funded Learning Training Courses in Rail or Construction

Funded Learning Programme for the West Midlands

A superb funded learning training programme based in Birmingham for candidates from the West Midlands that will provide you with recognised qualifications and the essential experience to start a career in construction or rail, as well as guarantee of a job interview with RSS Infrastructure.

Using AEB funding, the WMCA, in collaboration with INFRA Skills, offers a three-week programme for people aged 19+ who want to learn the essential rail and construction skills needed to get started working in this exciting industry.

Candidates must show evidence of the following:

  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • A commitment to attend all the training sessions
  • Enthusiasm to find a job
  • Live in the West Midlands area

AEB Funding from West Midlands Combined Authority

This project is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) from the Adult Education Budget (AEB). The AEB aims to equip adults for work, upskill current employees and find specialist training.

Our highly skilled and experienced trainers will help you to gain several qualifications throughout the course of this programme. You will be required at our Training Centre with Specialist Rail Training Area in Aston, Birmingham, from 8.30 a.m. to 16.30 p.m. for three weeks, Monday through Friday.

Funded Learning Course Structure (15 days)






CSCS Level 1
Health & Safety

PTS E-Learning

Track Induction


CSCS Level 1
Health & Safety

PTS Practical

Track Induction


CSCS Test Day


Track Induction


Emergency First Aid at Work


Track Induction


Manual Handling/
Fire Awareness

Small Plant

Track Induction/
Phase 1 (5 Days):
  1. CSCS Level 1 Health and Safety
  2. CSCS Level 1 Health and Safety
  3. CSCS Test Day
  4. Emergency First Aid at Work
  5. Manual Handling/Fire Awareness

Phase 2 (10 Days):
  1. PTS E-Learning
  2. PTS Practical
  3. DCCR
  4. OLEC 1
  5. Small Plant

  6. Track Induction
  7. Track Induction
  8. Track Induction
  9. Track Induction
  10. Track Induction/Interviews


Candidates must be able to show valid proof of identity, such as a passport or a UK driving licence.

A drug and alcohol test, as well as a medical exam, are mandatory to be selected for the course. These will be carried out at the INFRA Skills office in Aston. Random D&A tests will be carried out throughout the programme.

Please make sure you are present and on time for every scheduled day.

If you can’t attend a specific day due to an emergency appointment or other unforeseen circumstances, please contact your trainer as soon as possible.

All our trainers are First Aiders and are first point of call in the event of an accident. If it is an emergency, call 999 and inform a member of staff.

Alternatively, call 0330 113 0006 to speak to our training team for more information