Coronavirus Update: Wales is currently under Tier 4 lockdown. Our office during this time is currently closed. Our phoneline is still operational but please avoid mailing items to us at this time. We are still able to process licences and provide online training so please continue to contact us if you require our services.

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


New Office

We have just completed our move to a brand new location. We are now located in Crickhowell at the Granary @ The Courtyard.


We have a brand new training space and facilities and look forward to continue to deliver our services from this amazing new location.

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