Teach train driving principles


Provide on-site trainings to trainees on how to operate and drive trains. Instruct them in theories and techniques on matters such as control panels, security signs, security measures, and procedures in train stations.

Alternative labels

teach train driving methods
perform train driving teaching
provide instruction in train driving
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teach principles of train driving
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teach fundamentals of train driving
provide training in train driving
teach train driving practices
instruct trainees in train operations
teach train driving fundamentals
train trainees in train driving

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Teach train driving principles is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Occupational railway instructor: Occupational railway instructors teach future occupational drivers of railway transportation, such as train, tram, metro and trolley drivers how to operate their railway vehicle according to regulations. They teach their students theory and techniques on how to optimally drive and maintain their specific railway vehicle, observe and evaluate the students’ practice. They also focus on non-driving related subjects such as customer service (in case of person transportation) and safety measure regulations.
Train driver: Train drivers operate trains providing passenger or cargo transport services. They are responsible for driving the locomotive in safe manner, respecting all relevant safety, operational and communication regulations, and have full responsibility for the safety of passengers and cargo. The task involves cooperation and communication with the relevant staff under the infrastructure manager, as well as with staff on board the train.

Optional skill

Teach train driving principles is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Vocational teacher: Vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques that the students must subsequently master in the specialised vocation of their choice and aid in the development of the according attitudes and values. Vocational teachers monitor the students progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject through assignments, tests and examinations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022