TRAIN DRIVER ASSESSMENT CENTRE DAY TRAINING COURSE

(STRICTLY LIMITED TO JUST 9 PLACES PER COURSE)

Your assessment day is designed so that the majority of candidates FAIL. Those that do fail the psychometric and aptitude assessment are only given one further chance to become a train driver and if they were to fail again they will not be permitted to apply for a position again.

It is essential that you pass your train driver assessment centre first time. Which is why we’ve set up this dedicated course to replicate the real thing, delivered by a train driver recruitment specialist.

The train driver assessment centre day is exceptionally tough and stressful, which is why many good candidates fail at this hurdle. Our comprehensive full day assessment centre coaching course will improve your chances of passing by increasing your knowledge, preparation and overall confidence.

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THE TRAINEE TRAIN DRIVER SELECTION PROCESS

The trainee train driver assessment centre usually takes place on one or two days. It mostly consists of a series of exercises:

  • Psychometric and Aptitude Assessment Tests (otherwise known as the “Train Driver Tests”)
  • Structured Interview
  • Manager Interview
  • Medical

PLEASE NOTE: if you fail the psychometric and aptitude assessment tests twice you will not be permitted to apply for a position again.

Train Driver Assessment Centre Course
TRAIN DRIVER TESTS

When applying to become a train driver, you will have to undertake an assessment centre which consists of famously hard psychometric tests and multiple interviews.

Some of the tests you may have to undertake include some or all of the following:

  • Group bourdon concentration test;
  • Error Finding Tests;
  • Fault Analysis Tests;
  • Perception Adaptive Tachistoscopic Traffic Test (ATAVT);
  • Hand coordination 2-HAND;
  • Written Communication Test (WCT);
  • Multimodal Interview (MMI);
  • A fast reaction and co-ordination test;
  • Communication exercises;
  • Numerical Visual Comparison tests.
THE STRUCTURED INTERVIEW

Once you have passed the assessments you will normally be invited to attend two interviews.

The interviews are usually on the same day as the tests but the order and day has been known to differ depending on the Train Operating Company or TOC as they are more commonly referred as.

The first interview is called a Structured Interview whilst the second one is called a Managers Interview.

These interviews will assess your potential for becoming a train driver with the Train operating Company. The questions are usually based around the key skills such as:

  • Your ability to remain calm under pressure;
  • Your communication skills and team working abilities;
  • How you handle large amounts of complex and technical information;
  • An ability to concentrate for long periods.
THE MANAGERS INTERVIEW

The interviews you face will usually last one hour or more and have been created with the intention of analysing your suitability and potential to perform the roles of a Train Driver efficiently. You should expect the interview to be different from previous interviews you may have had, and most likely much more intense.

During you assessment centre day, you will usually have to take:

  • Psychometric Tests
  • Structured Interview
  • Manager Interview
  • Medical

The train operating companies like to use this order because this is the order of probability in which candidates are likely to fail.

THE MEDICAL

The trainee train driver medical is in place to ensure ample fitness exists. Medical checks include fitness levels, colour vision, hearing, eyesight, and drug and alcohol screening.

Candidates cannot have any history of epilepsy, blackouts, balance loss, co-ordination issues or mobility limitations. Medical tests do include diabetes, hearing, and blood pressure tests to ensure that there are no underlying medical conditions that could exclude a candidate for safety reasons.

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM THE TRAINING

  1. Attending courses of this type is proven to improve a candidate’s chances of passing their assessment centre.
  2. It is vital that candidates score as high a percentage as possible at their Train Driver assessment day as often train operating companies will ‘top slice’ the best candidates. This course will improve the scores of the vast majority of people attending it.
  3. Attendees knowledge, preparation and confidence levels will be improved.
  4. Attendees will be give clear about what they have to do at the assessment centre. They will be taught tried and trusted ways to approach every exercise.
  5. Attendees will practice realistic exercises under exam conditions. They will receive constructive and performance enhancing feedback on their overall performance and get useful tips about how they can further improve their performance.
  6. Students will have their questions answered by a Train Driver recruitment specialist.
  7. Even after their course is over students can still contact our expert trainer with any questions that subsequently occur to them.
  8. Our trainer has an excellent overall knowledge of the whole recruitment process. He will be able to answer plenty of your recruitment questions, not just ones relating to the assessment centre.
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TRAIN DRIVER ASSESSMENT CENTRE COURSE OUTLINE

During your 1-day train driver assessment centre course, you will be taught the following:

MODULE 1 – KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES CHECK

During this module, you will be taught:

  • How you will be assessed by the TOCs (Train Operating Companies).
  • How to demonstrate the assessable qualities throughout the assessment centre.
MODULE 2 – LIVE TRAIN DRIVER ASSESSMENT TESTS PREPARATION

Passing the train driver assessment tests is widely considered to be the hardest part of the selection process. To become a trainee train driver you will need to undertake multiple psychometric tests which need to be passed at a high level, demonstrating a high level of accuracy. These tests will focus on your observational skills, your judgement, reaction, awareness & perceptions, attention & concentration, coordination, analytical ability and communication.

During module 2 of your assessment centre training course, you will spend a large amount of time focusing on multiple in-house assessments that represent and prepare you with the necessary knowledge, preparation and skills to pass your TOC assessments.

You will get to try all new assessments including:

  • The computerised train driver Awareness and Recognition Test (AART), the Observational Ability Test (OAT).
  • The paper-based train driver tests including the Assessing Information test, Checking Test, Train Driver Error Checking Test (TD-ECT), Dots Concentration Test.
  • All your tests will be assessed by the tutor who will ensure you understand the correct answers to all of the questions!

You will also learn:

  • How to be fully prepared for all the assessments.
  • What you’ll be assessed on and the skills TOCs look for.
  • Provided with essential assessment centre advice from our expert tutor.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the tests you will practice and learn from on this train driver training programme are exclusive to this course. All the material is unique and is not found in any of our other courses to ensure you are preparing with fresh material at a harder standard, similar to what you can expect on your real assessment day.

MODULE 3 – MOCK INTERVIEW & CREATION OF RESPONSES

This module will fully prepare you for the structured interview and the manager’s interview. You will have the chance to view how questions may be presented in a mock interview demonstration or group interaction exercise, tailor your own interview questions and leave the day with your own structure for formulating high scoring answers for your train driver interviews.

In this module you will be taught:

  • What types of questions TOC’s interview panel will ask.
  • Learn all of the key areas you’ll be assessed on: ‘calm under pressure’, ‘communication skills’, ‘complex and technical information’, ‘concentrate for long periods’ and more.
  • How to prepare effectively for the interviews to ensure success.
  • Preparing to pass both the trainee train driver structured and manager’s interviews.
  • A detailed plan of how you can create and structure your own successful responses.
  • A chance to view part of a trainee train driver mock interview demonstration or interactive group exercise.
MODULE 4 – ENHANCED PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST

You will use this module to formulate your own personal action plan. The course tutor will help you structure areas of focus and preparation you should undertake before your actual assessment day.

  • Personalised action plan checklist – what should each candidate approve upon after the course.
  • What areas you need to work on and revise.
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SIT ALL OF THESE TRAIN DRIVER ASSESSMENTS UNDER EXAM CONDITIONS!

Train Driver Assessing Information Test

Assessing Information Test

Train Driver Checking Test

CHECKING TEST

Train Driver Dots Concentration Test

Dots Concentration Test

Train Driver Situational Judgement Test SJT

Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

AWARENESS AND RECOGNITION TEST (AART)

Train Driver Observational Ability Test OAT

OBSERVATIONAL ABILITY TEST (OAT)

This 1-day intensive training course is ideal for anyone who wants to ensure that they are fully prepared to pass the train driver assessment centre. The competition to join any Train Operating Company (TOC) as a train driver or London Underground driver is tough and this course will go a long way to helping you increase your chances of success!

COURSE REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

“Really very good and worth the money. I attended the train driver assessment centre course. The trainer, Dave, comes across as genuinely interested in seeing each of the candidates succeed, put in that extra time with those who need it.” Daniel Sweeting, 2019

“This man is a genius!!!! I had no previous knowledge of any of the tests, attended a course and learned so much, I passed my stage 1 assessment then went back to David for 1-2-1 FaceTime session for the interview… passed stage 2. I then done another 1-2-1 with him for my driver manager interview… I have just been offered a job with the TOC and needless to say I couldn’t have done it without the help of David. If you show your enthusiasm & drive he can take you a very long way. EXTREMELY RECOMMEND!!!!” Michael Jones, 2020

BOOST YOUR CHANCES OF PASSING TODAY

Come on our course and increase your chances of passing your hard and demanding train driver assessment centre!

You will be given invaluable information, tips and your questions will be answered. You will practice realistic mock tests and receive expert feedback and advice about them. You will also be able to assess your own strengths and weaknesses.

If you use our expert’s tips it’s probable thatyour overall percentage score will be improved. This is vital as simply passing your assessment centre is not enough, because TOCs will only take the best candidates.

Our expert trainer is skilled, friendly and helpful. He has helped literally 100s of people like yourself to pass their train driver assessment day. Let him help you to fulfil your ambition of becoming a train driver.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND THIS COURSE?

  1. We run around 60 courses per year and have been helping 1000s of students like you pass for over 15 years;
  2. You’ll be taught by Dave Bebb, an expert in train driver assessment centres;
  3. As an aspiring train driver, you probably know a lot of people who have failed during their application process and you don’t want to be one of them for the sake of the small course fee;
  4. Attendees will be clear about what they have to do at the assessment. They will be taught tried and trusted ways to approach every exercise;
  5. Attendees will practice realistic exercises. They will receive constructive and performance enhancing feedback on their performance and get useful tips about how they can further improve their performance;
  6. Our feedback for this course has been phenomenal, we have an average rating of 4.7/5 on TrustPilot;
  7. Even after your course is over, you can still contact our expert trainer with any questions that subsequently occurs to you.

FURTHER TRAIN DRIVER COURSE DETAILS

THE COST OF THE COURSE

The total cost of the course is £247 plus vat.

Once you have paid for your course you will receive confirmation of your booking and further course details via email.

LOCATION OF THE COURSE

80 Churchill Square Business Centre, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent. ME19 4YU.

You will receive details of the training venue location in your booking confirmation letter.

FREE PARKING – There is ample FREE parking directly adjacent to the training course. You don’t have to pay a penny to park at our training venue.

How2Become Recruitment Training Courses Run at Capital Space

How2Become Assessment Centre Training Courses are run at Capital Space, Kent

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COURSE DURATION

The course will run from 9am until 5pm. Please note, all Sunday courses will commence at 9:30am. Access to the room will be available from 9:15am.

REFRESHMENTS

Teas/Coffees provided. There are shops located within a 10-minute walk of the training venue, or you can bring your own lunch if you prefer.

ACCOMMODATION

Details of the most cost-effective hotels nearest to the training venue will be supplied in your booking confirmation letter.

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If your question is not answered then please feel free to contact us at [email protected] and we will be more than pleased to help you.

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