PTS – Personal Track Safety E-Learning

5 Hours



This Network Rail course is an initial standalone PTS e-learning module that must be completed by candidates before they can do the practical PTS Course.

The Personal Track Safety (PTS) Network Rail e-learning module consists of a classroom based session led by one of our experienced Safety Critical trainers, designed to provide candidates with the relevant knowledge to work safely near or on the railway.

The e-learning Network Rail programme takes up to three and a half hours to complete and concludes with a short online exam.

Attending this classroom-based course is optional. Candidates can take the Network Rail E-Learning section in their own time, prior to attending the PTS Course.

To do so, you’ll require one of the PTS Sponsor Companies to register you for the course.

Who Is This PTS E-Learning Course Suitable For?

This PTS E-Learning Course is intended for candidates who wish to work on or near the line on Network Rail’s infrastructure, providing the background knowledge needed to undertake the Network Rail e-learning assessment.

You must be over the age of 16 and sponsored by one of the RISQS approved PTS sponsor companies before undertaking the Network Rail e-learning courses.

The Sentinel co-ordinator of one of the PTS sponsor companies will need to sign our course booking form to confirm their intent for your PTS Sponsorship and supply their RISQS site ID number.

You will also need to have completed a railway medical and drug & alcohol screening prior to attending this Network Rail E-Learning Course.

Only those with a sufficient grasp of the English language to give an emergency call will be eligible to attend.

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to progress to the PTS Initial Practical course.

To obtain a PTS card, you must successfully complete both the Network Rail E-learning module and the PTS Course Practical.

PTS E-Learning Requirements

Candidates must be 16 or over and bring valid ID (Passport, Driving license or ID card) and 2 Passport size pictures. You will also need to provide proof of your address and National Insurance number.

It is also important that you ensure that you have a Sponsor at the time of booking as well as a valid medical, drugs and alcohol assessment that is no longer than 3 months old.

If you do not have a medical assessment or primary Sponsor, please contact us and we can try and arrange one for you.