National College for High Speed Rail

Doncaster is to become the home of the new National College for High Speed Rail.

Located on Lakeside, Doncaster, the National College for High Speed Rail comprises 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 opened 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. 

Apply for a course

If you wish to apply for a course, you can visit the National College for High Speed Rail website to register your interest.

Construction is now underway

To see the very latest on site photographs taken at regular intervals during the day click here: construction progress. You can also check out the animated flythrough below.

Last updated: 14 August 2018 10:44:10