Personal Track Safety

Initial-E-Learning Course


Learners must be 16+ and bring along valid ID (Passport, Driving license or ID card) and must bring 2 Passport size picture. Also candidates must bring National Insurance and Proof of Address.

Learners will also need a valid Sponsor at the time of booking. Also candidates should have a valid PTS Medical and Drugs and Alcohol assessment no longer than 3 months old.

For candidates who do not have a Valid Medical assessment or Primary Sponsor, please contact us and we can try and arrange one for you.


  • Courses will be scheduled upon receiving the Maximum8 learners per session.
  • Courses run every week so book in advance to avoid any disappointment.
  • Please contact us via email on or 02074761111 for any specific requirements.

Please contact us via email on or 02074761111 for any specific requirements.


The PTS E-Learning course consists of a classroom based morning session led by one of our experienced Safety Critical trainers and will provide the candidates with knowledge of the topics, which will be covered during the E-Learning programme.

The E-Learning programme takes up to three and a half hours to complete and concludes with a short online exam that needs to be completed by the individual.

Attending this classroom-based course is optional and candidates wishing to undertake the PTS Initial course can do the e-learning section on their own if preferred prior to attending the Practical course. To do so they will require their Sponsor to register them for the course.

This e-learning course will be of benefit to candidates who are not IT literate and may not feel confident in their ability to undertake the e-learning course on their own.

Who Is The Course Suitable For?

This course is intended for candidates who wish to work on or near the line on Network Rail’s infrastructure.

Candidates must be over the age of 16 and sponsored by a link-up approved railway company before undertaking the PTS course. This is a company who have been audited and certificated to supply workers to the Railway industry. The Sentinel co-ordinator of this sponsoring company will need to sign our course booking form to confirm their intent to sponsor you and supply their linkup site ID number.

Candidates will also need to have completed a medical and drug & alcohol screening prior to attending the course.

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

Course Objectives

On successful completion of the course Candidates will be able to progress to the PTS Initial course.

To obtain PTS certification candidates must successfully complete both the E-learning module and test and the Practical Course.

Additional Information

The PTS course is insufficient for those wishing to carry out any work, which will affect the geometry of the track in any way. For that a person must attend a 10 day Track Induction Course.