Welsh 2 Week Lockdown

Wales will be going into full lockdown for two weeks starting Friday 23rd Oct. As such we will be working from home. Please do not send any post to our address during this period, as we will not be able to pick this up until after the lockdown.

Welcome to PM Training and Assessing

We are Paul and Pam Martin and we set up PM Training and Assessing in 2005 to provide assessor training to those in railway signalling.


We have expanded and we now provide all the Trainer, Assessor and IQA (TAQA) qualifications, as well as Professional Development Courses.


In 2009 we set up our IRSE Assessing Agency.  We have completed over 2,000 IRSE assessments and have over 100 assessors across the UK.


In 2018, following the collapse of Carillion, Paul joined the business full time and we are now expanding into Signalling Training and Apprenticeships. 

Our Directors, Pam and Paul Martin

We pride ourselves on our quality of service and personal touch, so please do get in contact with us for more information about our services and courses and we will be happy to help.

Our Vision

To help create a safe railway, by giving people who work on it the skills, abilities and attitudes to maintain high standards in whatever role they have.

Our Values

We believe that everyone should be able to reach their full potential.

We aim to do this by working alongside others, to inspire, develop and to create an atmosphere of growth that will allow progression and innovation in the work that we do, with honesty and integrity being the foundation of our work and delivery.

Pam and Paul with the apprentices at ARUP launching our new technical training bus.
The Green Growth Pledge


SEMTA Skills Awards - Finalist in SME Investment in Skills Award
Our work on our new Mobile Technical Training Classroom has been recognised and we are a finalist for the SME Investment in Skills Award at the prestigious SEMTA Skills Awards! We are thrilled and thankful to all who have contributed to creating this amazing new engineering technology.
Mobile Technical Training Classroom - Now fully launched and operational
We are pleased to announce that our mobile technical signalling classroom is now fully operational and available to deliver both SMTH courses and Signalling Installation courses. We are incredibly proud of this new and cutting edge tool that will help us to deliver our excellent training across the country. Check it out on our technical training page.
Our Sustainability Strategy
We have a new web page outlining our green growth strategy as part of our Green Growth Pledge we have undertaken. You can read it here.
 IRSE Magazine Article
The IRSE recently featured our new mobile technical training classroom and the story behind it in their magazine. Check out the article here.

Upcoming Courses

We are currently offering online courses for Trainer, Assessor and IQA awards. Please get in touch if you are interested.

IRSE Licensing

Need an IRSE Licence? We provide assessments for all IRSE categories. We can provide assessments for individuals who are arranging it themselves. We can also provide assessments for companies who have groups of candidates.

Training, Assessing & IQA

We can provide the nationally recognised qualifications for trainers, assessors and quality assurers.  We use NCFE as our awarding body and offer the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training
  • Level 3 Assessor Awards
  • Level 4 IQA Awards

Technical Training

We can deliver technical training and assessment for:

  • Level 2 & 3 Signalling
  • SMTH

We can deliver this using our brand new mobile technical training classroom - a bus fitted with all the latest signalling technical equipment and training facilities.

Development Training

We provide training courses for the following subjects:

  • Confidence in Presenting
  • An overview of Special Needs 
  • Mentoring

EAL Recognised, Approved IRSE Assessing Agency no. 65346, RISQS Verified, Green Growth Pledge