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.


Rural Business Awards 2020/2021 Winner

We won! We are really pleased to be winners of the National Rural Business Awards in the Innovation category.



We want to thank Arup Signal Design team who have been invaluable to this project. Also thanks to all our railway colleagues and friends, who helped make our dream a reality. These past few years have been a rollercoaster and it is great to be recognised for our perseverance.


Check out the new video interview below!

Rail Business Awards - Highly Commended

We are proud that as a micro business we were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at the Rail Business Awards. We were up against international corporations, so this shows how well we have done.


We were pleased that our neighbours @Motion Rail won with their VR Education programme for keeping school children safe on the railway. We have tried this out ourselves and they are well deserved winners.

New Mobile Technical Training Room

We have upgraded our technical training bus concept into a fully kitted out signalling training trailer, ready to deliver training across the country.


Check it out on our Technical Training page.

Upcoming Courses

21st September Assessor Course (Online)

Looking to become a qualified Assessor? Join our Online Assessor course. Places are limited, so sign up by contacting us to secure your place.

4th October IQA Course

Become a qualified Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) by attending our 1 day course.

Venue: Crickhowell

Contact us to book your place.

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