PQMS Rail Courses

Possession Support (PS) Initial

Course Name

Possession Support (PS) Initial


This course is intended to provide candidates with the skills and underpinning knowledge to enable them to undertake Possession Support duties in line with the Possession Support unit of competence. Re-certification is required every three years, and this will be done by assessment requirements.

Training Locations

Bedworth, Bury - Please see Scheduled Dates below for more information

Course Aims

Upon successful completion of the course candidates will be able to:
• Identify the tasks required to be undertaken by Possession Support.
• Carry out the Duties of the Possession Support competence requirements as specified in the Unit of Competence for Possession Support
• Demonstrate the appropriate behaviours required when conducting Possession Support duties safely and effectively
• Communicate with key personnel in conjunction with the role of Possession Support, using the correct protocols and variety of communication equipment
• Demonstrate the procedures to be carried out for the safe placing and removal of possession protection

Course Content

• Welcome & Introduction
• Overview of Possession Support Role
• Situational Awareness and Safety Critical Communications
• RAIB Reading Case Study
• Preparing for a possession
• Principles of Working in a Possession Including:
• Placing Protection
• Dealing with train movements
• Withdrawing Protection
• Theory & Practical Assessment
• Completion of Post Course Training Objectives


PQMS Limited will upload the relevant competence outcome(s) and result(s) to the Sentinel system.


1 Days


• Candidate must hold valid sentinel card endorsed with PTS, IWA or COSS
• Good level of English Literacy Required.
• Must be minimum of 18 Years of age.
• Must hold current track safety card and meet the requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and training in track safety.
• Must meet the requirements of Network Rail standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 medical & NR/L1/OHS/051 drugs and alcohol requirements.
• Must bring Photographic I.D.


All prices are plus VAT

Card Cost

All prices are plus VAT where applicable

Scheduled Dates

This course is currently run an demand. Please contact us for futher detail