The Norwegian Train Driver Academy (Lokomotive driver school - Lokførerskolen) is a public, state-approved vocational college that offers a one-year education worth 60 credits.
The students start by attaining their train driving license. The academic curriculum builds knowledge about infrastructure and vehicles. Approximately half the course consists of practical training with qualified driving instructors from various railway companies with experience in both passenger and freight traffic. The school has a large simulation centre that is used extensively in training. This provides an opportunity for the students to practice what they’re learning in a safe environment.
The course concludes with a period of accredited practice, as well as a written and oral examination.
Appplicants with a foreign language, except swedish and danish, must meet the Norwegian language requirements.
To fulfill the requirement, we request documentation of one of the following:
- Norwegian (393 hours, third-year level) from Norwegian upper secondary school: Norwegian (exam) or Norwegian as a second language (exam).
- Test in Norwegian – advanced level, written test, (Test i norsk – høyere nivå, skriftlig) with a minimum score of “pass” (bestått) or 450 points if you took the test before 2009
- Norwegian for International Students, Level 3: examination for international students at Norwegian universities (Trinn 3)
- A minimum of 60 Norwegian university credits/ECTS in Norwegian language and social science for international students.
- Norwegian Language test for adult immigrants from with the result B2 in all the 4 diciplines.
- Attended 9 or 10 years of primary and lower secondary school where the language of instruction was Norwegian
The Academy also offers courses in adapted pedagogy for instructors and supervisors, as well as railway infrastructure courses in the simulation centre.
The Norwegian Train Driver Academy is located at Jernkroken in Oslo. We share premises with The Norwegian Railway Academy.