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.


PMT&A Approved by NSAR's Rail Training Assurance Scheme

We are delighted to have been approved by the National Skills Academy Rail (NSAR) to deliver signalling training under their Rail Training Assurance Scheme (RTAS) as a Bronze provider. You can find out more details on our Technical Training page.

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.

PMT&A Signs Work Pipeline Visibility Charter

Our business believes in transparency, which is why we have signed Rail Supply Group's Work Pipeline Visibility Charter. We pledge to make our pipeline of work accessible to all our suppliers while still maintaining confidentiality between our customers. You can find out more about the charter here.

Upcoming Courses

Course Enquiries

If you are interested in attending one of our TAQA (Trainer, Assessor or Quality Assurer) courses later on this year, please get in touch with us.

IRSE Licensing

Need an IRSE Licence? We provide assessments for all IRSE categories. We can provide assessments for individuals who are arranging it themselves and 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 internal 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

Rail Apprenticeships

We, in partnership with EducationWise Academy, provide training for railway engineering apprenticeships. We can deliver level 2, 3 and 4 apprenticeship schemes and are working on setting up delivery of a level 5 apprenticeship.


We have a tailored and unique apprenticeship scheme, purpose built to include traditional railway courses such as BS1 as well as master classes hosted by professionals in the rail industry. For many businesses, our apprenticeship scheme can come at zero cost thanks to government funding.

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 classrooms - a bus or trailer 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