IRO exists for its members in the rail industry and is the organisation of choice for raising standards through operational training. Sharing knowledge and expertise to provide our members with the very best developmental opportunities. Delivering a range of career enhancing courses, internationally industry recognised qualifications written and taught by industry experts.
In conjunction with Glasgow Caledonian University, IRO offers a distance learning professional development programme in Railway Operations Management which is structured over 3 levels, Certificate, Diploma and Degree.
The IRO sees apprenticeship provision as an important aspect to delivering its vision of “supporting the improvement of the railway operations workforce helping railway organisations to succeed”. We offer three rail operations contextualised apprenticeship at level 3 - Team Leader/Supervisor, level 4 –Passenger Transport Operations Manager and level 5 – Operations/Departmental Manager. The IRO is delivering an end to end offer in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).