Fully accredited

Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS)

Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (formally Link-up) is the UK rail industry supplier registration and qualification scheme. Originally established over a decade ago, RISQS has made a significant impact to the rail industry by providing a single common qualification process for suppliers that is shared by Network Rail and over 110 rail organisations including Infrastructure Management Contractors, Underground Infrastructure companies, Construction companies and all major Train and Freight Operators.

Verification Certificate
Audit Certificate
Medical and A+D Certificate

National Skills Academy (NSAR)

NSAR was established with wide railway industry support to help tackle current and future skills needs within the railway engineering industry. The industry’s vision is that by 2015, its engineering workforce will have the necessary skills to support the maintenance, development and expansion of a first-class, cost effective 21st Century railway.

Assurance Certificate

Highfield Awarding Body of Compliance (HABC)

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) is the UK and Middle East’s leading supplier of compliance qualifications and apprenticeships. They offer over 200 qualifications. HABC is regulated by Ofqual, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation and the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Seaton Rail delivers First Aid, Health & Safety, Teacher, Assessor, Customer Service, Conflict Management, Food Safety and Business & Management Qualifications through the Qualifications Credit Framework with Highfield as the awarding organisation.


Association of Railway Training Providers

ARTP is the trade association for training, development and competence management suppliers to the Railway Industry. Our aim is to be the association that represents the interests of all those involved in these services.


Construction Plant Competence Scheme

Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) - a card scheme to prove the skills of plant operators. CPCS is the largest and most highly recognised card scheme for the plant industry. It helps to prove workers' operating skills and health and safety awareness. The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) provides a single skills card for the plant sector of the construction industry.

Seaton Rail Plant Operators are all certified by the CPCS Scheme.