Birth of the Railway Age in Glasgow

The Birth of the Railway Age in Glasgow


Take a journey through Glasgow’s fascinating railway age with the Birth of the Railway Age in Glasgow course. This course is the perfect course for rail buffs and those interested in the history of railways in Great Britain. 

Through this course, you will explore the fascinating history of Glasgow’s Monkland Canal, which was once used to bring coal from the mining regions of Monklands to Glasgow. It will take you on a tour of The Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway, which was constructed to enable cheaper transport of coal to market, running ten and a half miles long. Next stop, you will learn the story of the railway works in Springburn, before stopping at your final destination – The Ballachulish railway on the southern shore of Loch Leven.

Whether you are a rail or history buff, work in the rail industry, or want to enrich your knowledge of the history of Glasgow and its coal railway age, this course includes incredible facts and information that will stay with you forever.

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £69.00. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the assessment of this course, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education as proof of your continued expert development. Certificate is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an acknowledged lesson. One Education will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information, please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for Quality Licence Scheme endorsed, and CPD acknowledged certificates. 

After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.

After passing the assignment exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

Why Study This Course

It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring expert or absolute beginner; this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with critical skills and an acknowledged certificate attesting to your knowledge.

The Birth of the Railway Age in Glasgow is fully available to anyone, and no previous lessons are needed to enrol. All One Education needs to know is that you are eager to learn and are over 16.

Course Curriculum

Birth of the Railway Age in Glasgow
Module 01: The Monkland Canal 00:16:00
Module 02: The Monklands and Kirkintilloch Railway 00:12:00
Module 03: The Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway 00:12:00
Module 04: The Story of the Railway Works in Springburn Glasgow 00:20:00
Module 05: The Ballachulish Railway 00:07:00
Assignment – Birth of the Railway Age in Glasgow 2 days, 11 hours
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Order Your Certificate QLS 00:00:00

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