Scott Bruce, trainer assessor for Scot-Train, inside the new training centre at Petershill Road, Glasgow
Scott Bruce, trainer assessor for Scot-Train, inside the new training centre at Petershill Road, Glasgow

Glasgow-based training provider Scot-Train unveils new facility

Glasgow-based rail industry training provider Scot-Train has opened a new training facility which will support the delivery of its training services in rail and construction and the provision of occupational health services.

The new facility, based at Petershill Road, is easily accessible from the city centre and is just a two-minute walk from Barnhill railway station with further onsite car parking available to facilitate meetings.

The new building includes modern conference rooms fitted with smartboard technology and multi-media screens, which will be available for hire all year round, making it ideal for local companies looking for a large, purpose-built space to hold meetings and conferences.

The new training centre is Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) approved, and is a fully-licensed provider of Network Rail training and assessment courses. This means it can offer assessments and mentoring for railway courses such as track induction, personal track safety (PTS) and overhead line electrification (OLE).

Sandy Murray, general manager at Scot-Train, said: “The opening of this new training centre is fantastic news for Scot-Train, and for businesses and individuals in Scotland requiring specialist training services.

“With this facility, we can now offer a one-stop facility for rail, construction, welding and occupation health courses, and can tailor courses to specifically meet clients’ requirements.

“Our meeting and conference rooms are fitted with the latest projector and smartboard technology and are ideal for meetings and presentations, and our state-of-the-art IT suite is perfect for online training and interactive events.”

In addition to three flexible meeting and training rooms, a conference room and an IT suite, the facility has on-site track and overhead line (OHL) facilities, for practical railway training courses.

Sandy added: “We have a proud reputation as a trusted provider of training for people in various industries and with almost 20 years’ experience, we are expertly qualified to give the staff the necessary skills for a wide range of disciplines.”