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. 


Please do get in contact with us for more information about our services and courses.


IRSE Update Upcoming Courses
 The new installer standards are now available.  Two new licence categories have replaced the old 1.2.110 Installer category. They are 1.2.210 Installation Operative (slightly below the level of the previous installer category) and the 1.2.220 Installation Technician (slightly above the level of the previous installer category). Please contact us to see which licence would be most suitable for you by using our contact page.


SMTH - Full Certification

7th - 18th October

(first week training, second week assessment)


SMTH - Re-certification

4th - 8th November


IQA Course


14th November


Assessor Course

26th - 27th November


Train the Trainer

8th - 14th January


Assessor Course

22nd - 23rd January

Mobile Technical Training Classroom - Our bus called DEZ
DEZ has had his first outing at Cleshar in London doing an SMTH course.  The course worked really well with a mixture of classroom theory and practice using DEZ's built in equipment. For more information on DEZ see our technical training page.
 IRSE Audit Success
 We have completed our IRSE audit successfully- many thanks to our assessors and candidates involved.

IRSE Licensing

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 EAL 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 are planning to deliver technical training and assessment for:

  • Level 2 & 3 Signalling
  • SMTH

Watch this space for more details in the coming months.

Development Training

We provide training courses for the following subjects:

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

Get in touch with us now

Tel: 01874 620 704


email: enquiries@pmtanda.co.uk