Our record of achievement over the past twenty years have contributed greatly to the development of Skills Assessors, Trainers, Coach/Mentors and Internal Verifiers, Railway Incident Investigators and NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in Rail Operations and front line team management.

Our approach to training is straightforward and effective as we take out the jargon and speak the language candidates understand and have an ever expanding portfolio of satisfied clients attesting to the success of this approach. 

KOPTA - K.O. Premier Training & Assessment

We are a leading training and assessment company specialising in training and development for the railway industry. We are accredited by City & Guilds as a provider of training of QCF Standards at levels 3 and 4. Our team of trainers and assessors have a wide range of experience in human resources and QCF provision supported by a team of specialist associates.

Our skill in training is underpinned by an in-depth knowledge of the railway sector, gained through many years experience of working in and with the industry. In other words, we really know our stuff. The result is a straightforward approach to training that focuses on individual needs, cuts out the jargon and achieves results for both clients and candidates.

We are known for our outstanding success rate with our trainees, in-depth knowledge of the railway sector and putting people first.

As specialists in QCF qualifications for Assessors, Internal Verifiers and Trainers, we are proud to be the first choice of many leading railway companies.

Our training and administration centre Osprey House, is centrally located in the Hampshire town of Petersfield within easy reach of the attractive market square and excellent shops and restaurants. Our training centre has a number of training rooms and is equipped with the latest teaching aids, providing the ideal environment for learning and development.

Petersfield is easily reached by rail (main line from Waterloo to Portsmouth) or road (the town lies a short distance from the A3).

For courses requiring an overnight stay, we can arrange local, high-quality accommodation at reasonable rates.



KOPTA Specialist Consultants

We at KOPTA pride ourselves in having a highly experienced and qualified team of consultants. Our consultants are human resource specialists with an unrivalled proven track record in every aspect of the Rail Industry.

Karim Ouda

Senior Learning and Development Consultant - Karim has over 30 years railway experience and is KOPTA's founder and managing director.

Chris Thomas

Learning & Development Consultant - Chris is a highly experienced Health & Safety Consultant with over 25 years of experience in the rail industry.  

David Hewson 

Train Driver/Trainer Assessor Specialist Consultant - David has over 40 years of railway experience as a Driver Instructor, formerly of SWT.  

Gordon Elliott

Highway & Motorway Consultant - formerly working with Surrey County Council as a specialist in highway maintenance. He is also a qualified Railway Standard Assessor   

Martin Smithers

Operations & Competency Manager - Martin has recently joined us after 40 years in the railway industry.  He has wide experience in rail control operations and all other functions of train operating companies


KOPTA work with many other specialist consultants covering every aspect of railway skills.


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