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My Sentinel

Information for training & medical providers:

1. Rules

The Sentinel Scheme rules were created for anyone involved in the system; they outline responsibilities, policies and breaches that must be adhered to. You can access the latest version (June 2015) of them here

The Rail Training Accreditation Scheme (RTAS) rules are associated with the delivery of rail training. You can access the latest version (Jan 2014) of them here

2. Accessing your Sentinel account

As a Sentinel training or medical provider, you will need to view and update records in the system. It couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is log into the portal here: If you do not have access or have forgotten your login details then please contact the Sentinel helpdesk on 0330 726 2222. Once you have logged into your account, you will be able to access the dashboard in order to:

  • Manage your account
  • Search for individuals
  • Carry out a web check
  • Notify training, assessment and event results
  • Manage trainers / assessors
  • Record medical results
  • Record drugs & alcohol (D&A) results

The dashboard is self-explanatory, however you can find some step-by-step user guides below if you need additional help. Alternatively, please call the helpdesk.

2a. Managing your Sentinel account

Download >managing your account - USER GUIDE (pdf)

2b. Managing individual records in Sentinel

Download >managing individual records - USER GUIDE (pdf)

2c. Manage trainers and assessors in Sentinel

Download >managing trainers and assessors - USER GUIDE (pdf)

2d. Notify training and event results in Sentinel

Download >notifying training and event results - USER GUIDE (pdf)

2e. Recording medical results in Sentinel

Download >recording medical results - USER GUIDE (pdf)


NSAR Ltd work alongside Sentinel by offering wide railway industry support to tackle current and future skills needs within the railway engineering industry. They also help to ensure the Rail Training Accreditation Scheme (RTAS) rules are adhered to. For more information about NSAR Ltd please have a look on their website:

You can visit their online directory of accredited training providers to search for a specific course or provider.

4. Network Rail Training – formerly known as Professional Development & Training (PD&T)

Network Rail invest in their people to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway, in order to serve the needs of customers and the travelling public. Go to the website for more information.

Network Rail Training offer full training and development services; they deliver a wide range of learning solutions from technical and vocational skills, through to professional development, safety, leadership, new entrant programmes and higher education. In addition to this, they have set up their own state-of-the-art development centres across the country, with the majority of the training being delivered by former maintenance and operations staff.

5. Q&A from the Training Provider Forum (Aug 2016)

You can read the FAQs regarding the Sentinel upgrade, Site Access, here

6. Medical/D&A Providers

View the latest list of approved Medical/D&A screening providers approved for use for Sentinel Medicals and for Alcohol and Drug screening.

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