VR-Group Ltd / Finnish Railways

VR Training Centre
Aleksis Kiven katu 17
Mr Timo Kuntsi
Training Manager
+358 40 8665 879

General information

Year of establishment :1913

Mission statement :
We create professionals for the rails!

Ownership :Part of a Railway Company

Training courses open for other companies :Selectively open

Main areas of offered training/education :

  • Train Crew ;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Operation Management ;
  • Railway Yard Workers
  • Other : Safety trainings;

Policy and Accreditation

Do you hold an ISO certificate? : No
Is there Competition regarding your courses/education programs? : Yes
Accreditation as a vocational school by an independant public agency : No
Licenses to offer courses which are approved by an independent agency : Yes
Do you plan to seek accreditations within the next 3 years? : Yes
If there are planned accreditations, which : Accreditation/recognition according to upcoming EU Comission Regulation
Special courses for instructors necessary : Yes
If so, do you do your own accreditation? : Yes


3 main areas of offerings/expertise (and share in %) :

  • Drivers
  • Conductors
  • Traffic controllers


Wants to cooperate with other European institutions/organizations to :

  • exchange experience in e-learning ;
  • share experience in pedagogics ;
  • share experience in implementing systems to improve the learning experience ;
  • obtain best practice ;
  • participate in "best-practice-investigation"