The PICOP recertification course intends to provide delegates with re-assessment in their understanding of the requirements of the PICOP competence. Candidates can sit recertification within 8 weeks before or after the expiry of the current PICOP competence. This course is a 1 – day classroom-based course on how to correctly carry out the duties of the PICOP on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure. This course is for people whose job requires them to continue to safely set up and manage an engineering possession.

Course Objectives

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Aims and Objectives
  • The need for recertification
  • Completion of PICOP Course Workbook
  • Delivery of training (if applicable)
  • Workbook Review
  • Communicating Clearly
  • Revision
  • Completion of Practical and Knowledge Assessments
  • Feedback and Post Course objectives

Course Prerequisites

  • The candidates’ PICOP competence must be expiring within 8 weeks or, have expired within 8 weeks of the course
  • The delegate must be in possession of a logbook with 4 completed entries since their last assessment and 2 line manager reviews, this must be presented to the trainer at the start of the course
  • Candidates must hold a valid Medical and Drugs and Alcohol certificate issued by Network Rail
  • Candidates must have a good command of the English language
  • Candidates must be primary sponsored

Course Outcome

On successful completion of the PICOP recertification course delegates will be able to safely and effectively set up and manage an engineering possession. Sentinel will be notified of successful completion and the candidates’ sentinel card will be updated. The PICOP competence will be valid for two years and the candidate will need to undertake a workplace assessment between 9-15 months.


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