We train people in the rail and construction industry to work safely, competently and confidently.

VGC Training is licensed by the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) to deliver safety critical training and assessments for the rail industry. After NSARE graded us in four key performance areas, they awarded us an award for our outstanding performance.

in 2014, VGC Training supported people to attend 2,767 job-specific training courses. Our graduate training scheme has been approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Apart from mandatory requirements, training offers many business and personal benefits. It makes people safer and more productive, and increases job satisfaction and staff retention. By increasing skill levels, training can also reduce overall labour costs by creating a more adaptable and flexible workforce.

We have modern training facilities located in our head office in London and our Manchester office. We can also offer training at client facilities all over the UK.

For more information about how we train and develop our staff, see the ‘our team’ section of our website.

Support for learners

We are accredited on the National Equality Register. We support learners who may need extra help, including those who speak English as a second language. We also encourage people to develop their literacy, numeracy and language skills, to make sure they can reach their learning goals.

Useful websites

The BBC Skillswise website has very useful free tools to help learners:

If you find reading and writing hard, you may be dyslexic.

Up to one in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia. Intelligence isn’t affected, and dyslexic people often have excellent spoken language and people skills, and are good at seeing in three dimensions. However, they have challenges with reading, writing and spelling.

Tips to make reading and writing easier:
  • Focus on one problem at a time.
  • Take your time.
  • Sometimes a pale blue or pale yellow background can make text easier to read.

There are ideas and tips for taking notes on the ‘Being dyslexic’ website.

The ‘Being Dyslexic’ website also has exam tips.

You can download free voice recorder apps to help with taking notes.

These include:

  • eRecorder for Android has unlimited recording time and can save to Dropbox