BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH


Development of Education Modules for Safety Critical Railway Operation Systems

Railway interoperability and common standards is a major challenge in harmonizing the railway education (both in undergraduate and graduate studies) and related training modules. In addition to that, the technological advancements, which set a higher standard for the railway personnel assigned to undertake the safety-critical operations such as operating trains and maintaining infrastructure and rolling stocks, add to the pressure of standardizing the educational packages for railway personnel all over Europe.

In this regard, the aim of this project is to enhance a high percentage match between new graduates from the railway departments/programs of the vocational transportation schools and the human resources requirements for the safety critical railway operations by means of improving the offered syllabus at those schools and producing standardized educational modules. Besides, appropriate occupational standards (IO1) will be upgraded, education modules and education materials (IO2 – Safety Critical Railway Operations related modules and supporting software (level 5)) will be developed to increase the professional knowledge, skills and competencies of the current and potential personnel.

People working in the field of railway are required to have a certain set of skills and education in most developed countries, especially EU countries shall benefit from updated job definitions and qualifications.

EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: December 2020 - August 2023

This project (project n° 2020-1-TR01-KA202-093028) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.