Regulations

At the time of the French railway sector opening, GETLINK (formerly Eurotunnel Group) was the first private company, at the heart of a public environment, to put its railway expertise at the service of new operators in the market, creating in 2004 , the CIFFCO training centre (Centre International de Formation Ferroviaire de le Côte d’Opale).

CIFFCO has been assisting railway operators and companies

operating on national or private rail networks for more than ten years in raising the skills of their teams. From initial training in order to learn a profession (freight train driver, “agent sol”...) to continuing education or specific training, the different activities of CIFFCO and its certifications strengthen over the years to always better meet the needs of its customers.

CIFFCO is characterized by attentive listening to its customers,

an ability to deliver and set up the expected training but also by an increased performance in the delivery of the training and employability throughout the whole industry, via the RNCP qualifications (French certification giving a university equivalent) recognised by French government as Train Driver and “Agent sol”.

Key moments

  • 13 12 04

    1st approval by the State allowing CIFFCO to train drivers on the French national rail network

    This approval has made CIFFCO the first private player in the field of railway training.

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  • 15 10 09

    Renewal of the authorisation of 13/12/04 by EPSF (French railway safety authority)

    CIFFCO is approved for 5 additional years to train in essential safety tasks.

    Read more>>
  • 22 07 11

    Extension of the authorisation of 15/10/09 by EPSF (French railway safety authority)

    This extension enables CIFFCO to train in 10 additional safety tasks.

    More information on the railway safety website (FR)
  • 28 03 12

    Authorisation to train workplace first-aiders by INRS (French reference in the safety area)

    CIFFCO is authorised to train employees in first aid procedures.

  • 14 05 12

    Extension of the authorisation of 15/10/09 by EPSF (French railway safety authority)

    Following this extension, the number of safety tasks for which CIFFCO trains increases even more.

    More information on the railway safety website (FR)
  • 02 04 13

    Extension of the authorisation of 15/10/09 by EPSF (French railway safety authority)

    With a guarantee of quality of training provided, CIFFCO is approved to train 8 additional safety tasks.

    More information on the railway safety website (FR)
  • 03 05 13

    Approval to be examination center for driver’s license by EPSF (French railway safety authority)

    CIFFCO becomes an organization responsible for examinations on general professional knowledge of train driving.

    Read more>>
  • 07 06 13

    Approval in the United Kingdom by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR)

    The ORR, equivalent of the EPSF in France, approves the CIFFCO to teach and conduct examinations concerning the driving of trains on the British rail network.

  • 03 07 14

    Train driver RNCP qualification (French Certification)

    The train driver training delivered by CIFFCO enters the national directory of French Professional certifications (RNCP) and obtains a university equivalent in France which is recognised by French government.

  • 16 07 14

    Renewal of the authorisation to train workplace first-aiders by INRS (French reference in the safety area)

    INRS renews the authorisation for CIFFCO to train employees in first aid procedures.

  • 08 09 14

    Extension of the authorisation of 15/10/09 by EPSF (French railway safety authority)

    CIFFCO is approved to train in essential safety tasks and train driving for another 5 years.

    More information on the railway safety website (FR)
  • 25 10 15

    CIFFCO becomes BULATS exam center

    The BULATS is attested by the University of Cambridge and allows candidates to validate their level of English in a professional context.

  • 11 01 16

    1st employment Mooc in the French railway sector

    The MOOC allowing to discover the railway world has gathered 5000 participants.

    Access to MOOC
  • 07 07 17

    “Agent Sol” RNCP qualification (French Certification)

    “Agent sol” training delivered by CIFFCO enters the French national professional certification (RNCP) directory and obtains a university equivalent which is recognised by French government.

1st approval by the State allowing CIFFCO to train drivers on the French national rail network
This approval has made CIFFCO the first private player in the field of railway training.
En savoir plus >>
Renewal of the authorisation of 13/12/04 by EPSF (French railway safety authority)
CIFFCO is approved for 5 additional years to train in essential safety tasks.
En savoir plus >>
Extension of the authorisation of 15/10/09 by EPSF (French railway safety authority)
This extension enables CIFFCO to train in 10 additional safety tasks.
More information on the railway safety website (FR)
Authorisation to train workplace first-aiders by INRS (French reference in the safety area)
CIFFCO is authorised to train employees in first aid procedures.
Extension of the authorisation of 15/10/09 by EPSF (French railway safety authority)
Following this extension, the number of safety tasks for which CIFFCO trains increases even more.
More information on the railway safety website (FR)
Extension of the authorisation of 15/10/09 by EPSF (French railway safety authority)
With a guarantee of quality of training provided, CIFFCO is approved to train 8 additional safety tasks.
More information on the railway safety website (FR)
Approval to be examination center for driver’s license by EPSF (French railway safety authority)
CIFFCO becomes an organization responsible for examinations on general professional knowledge of train driving.
En savoir plus >>
Approval in the United Kingdom by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR)
The ORR, equivalent of the EPSF in France, approves the CIFFCO to teach and conduct examinations concerning the driving of trains on the British rail network.
Train driver RNCP qualification (French Certification)
The train driver training delivered by CIFFCO enters the national directory of French Professional certifications (RNCP) and obtains a university equivalent in France which is recognised by French government.
Renewal of the authorisation to train workplace first-aiders by INRS (French reference in the safety area)
INRS renews the authorisation for CIFFCO to train employees in first aid procedures.
Extension of the authorisation of 15/10/09 by EPSF (French railway safety authority)
CIFFCO is approved to train in essential safety tasks and train driving for another 5 years.
More information on the railway safety website (FR)
CIFFCO becomes BULATS exam center
The BULATS is attested by the University of Cambridge and allows candidates to validate their level of English in a professional context.
1st employment Mooc in the French railway sector
The MOOC allowing to discover the railway world has gathered 5000 participants.
Access to MOOC
“Agent Sol” RNCP qualification (French Certification)
“Agent sol” training delivered by CIFFCO enters the French national professional certification (RNCP) directory and obtains a university equivalent which is recognised by French government.

Our Authorisations

ORR approval

CIFFCO has been accredited by the ORR (Office of Rail and Road, UK Government) since 07/06/2013 to provide lessons and conduct assessments and examinations ...

Train driving

Accredited to the training since 09/12/2004 by the French Ministry (Ministère de l'Equipement, des Transports, de l'Aménagement du Territoire, du Tourisme ...

TES (Essential Safety Tasks)

The French organisation EPSF ( Etablissement Public de Sécurité Ferroviaire ­‐ French railway safety authority) recognises some railway trades as ...

Examination

The EPSF (French railway safety authority) approved CIFFCO on 03/05/13 to become the organism responsible for examinations on the general professional ...

RNCP QUALIFICATION

The registration in the French National Directory of Professional Training (RNCP) gives our courses a university equivalent in France. Passing the course allows the trainees to obtain a qualification that recognises all the skills and knowledge acquired during training in the eyes of the French government.

This recognition is a real guarantee of confidence in both the excellence of the training provided and its quality of access to employment.

Autres agréments

INRS

Le CIFFCO est habilité depuis le 28/03/2012 par l'INRS et le réseau de l'Assurance Maladie Risques Professionnels pour assurer la formation initiale Sauveteur Secouriste du Travail (SST). Cette formation destinée aux salariés d’entreprises leur apprend les gestes de premiers secours ainsi qu’à savoir comment alerter à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur de l’entreprise.

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BULATS

Le CIFFCO est un centre de passation d'examens BULATS (Business Language Testing Service), attesté par l'Université de Cambridge depuis le 25/10/2015. Ce test permet de valider son niveau d’anglais dans un contexte professionnel en se basant sur 4 compétences : compréhension écrite et orale et expression écrite et orale.

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