ARTP Membership

Here are the reasons why you should consider joining ARTP, but only if you are prepared to put as much in as you take out. There is no other association that looks after the specific needs of Railway Training Providers or Assessors.

Putting the case

ARTP sets out to raise the profile of Trainers and assessors and their issues in the upper echelons of the railway industry, and has direct conversations with key bodies: Network Rail, HMRI, RSSB, NCCA, ATOC, ISLG, Achilles, GoSkills, SEMTA, RIA, and CIRAS, and aims to facilitate better communications across the Industry.

Getting Trainers and Assessors views heard

Seeking opinions by surveys and passing on the Information gained to where it needs to be heard.

Getting matters sorted

Taking part in railway industry consultation exercises, like the development of the Rule Book, the NCCA procedures, HMRI Safety Critical analyses, Sentinel Alliance strategy, development of standardised training plans.

Members come together at National Meetings of Special Interest Groups and Annual Seminar to consider matters of concern and then set out to resolve them. ARTP special interest groups collaborate with outside bodies provide consultation and opportunities. ARTP believes in cross border communication to move the Industry forward.

Getting things delivered

ARTP facilitates where it can best help Members, and this includes getting consistency across the industry by pioneering Training Plans on a Sentinel-mandated CD for Track Safety and Rail Plant disciplines. ARTP is facilitating development of Standardised Training Plans to have Industry and Network Rail moves towards Nationally Recognised transferable Qualifications. Key disciplines are Permanent Way, Electrification (OHLE AC, 3rd Rail DC and Distribution), Track Safety Training and Assessment.

Setting up group purchasing

ARTP goes out to get the best value group buying, such as with the Track Safety Training Plans CD, such as with the organising of quality overhead visual materials at reasonable pricing.

Opportunities for networking

Networking and CPD events, ARTP seminars and the ARTP Annual General Meeting all offer invaluable face-to-face time with other member organisations and ARTP as a whole, allowing great opportunities to discuss industry events and issues and generally open a dialog between us all.

Getting value for money for Members

All courses and workshops are offered to Members at cost and substantially below that offered to non-members.

Further details can be obtained from the Secretariat on 01332 360033, or e-mail