Protection Controller (PC)

TES Training Ltd
  • Price on Application
  • 1 Day
  • Approved Certification
  • London

This course is designed to train persons who have been nominated by their line manager/sponsor to enable them to attain the Protection Controller competence.

A Protection Controller must be appointed when a line blockage is required to be taken and shared by two or more COSSs or IWAs. The PC course will take delegates through the procedures as set out in Handbook 8 of the Rule Book, as well as highlighting the importance of using the correct communication protocols and adopting the appropriate behaviours to be able to carry out this role safely and effectively.

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to provide delegates with the skills and underpinning knowledge required to undertake Protection Controller duties in line with with the Protection Controller unit of competence.

Course Award

Delegates will be awarded with a Sentinel recognised certificate upon successful completion of this course. An update to the candidate’s Sentinel card, showing PC competence, will be applied for.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Delegates must be a minimum age of 18
Meet the entry requirements of PTS competence
Have a good understanding of the English language
Hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card and meet the requirements of NR/L2/CTM/02 – Competence and Training in Track Safety
Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements and Specification NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol)
The Pre-COSS workbook needs to be completed and the Sponsor must register the completion of the Pre-COSS workbook with Sentinel

Equipment Required

Access to Handbooks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13

Course duration

Initial: One day

TES Training Ltd

TES Training Ltd,

TES House,

Heath Business Park,

Grange Way,



CO2 8GU,

Tel: 01206 227 924