IRSE Licensing provides a cross-industry benchmark of excellence and competence for design, installation, testing, project engineering and senior technical management personnel working on train control and railway telecommunications systems. Assessments of potential and renewing licence holders are conducted by approved assessing agencies, which are often employers of individuals undertaking licensable work, but there are also independent agencies who will assess individuals.
Current IRSE assessing agencies include industry names such as AMEY, Hitachi Rail STS, London Underground, Network Rail, Siemens UK and PM Training. You can find a full list of IRSE Assessing Agencies here.
As an IRSE Assessing Agency you can:
If you are in the field of railway signalling and telecommunications engineering and have a commitment to professional development in the industry you are welcome to apply!
You will need to provide:
For more details on the application process contact the Licensing Team firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download our leaflet “Become an IRSE Assessing Agency" here.
Transfer of roles form (CAs, WPAs, TMs and IVs)
Amendment to licence category request form
Approved roles form (CA, TM, IV, AAM & DAAM)
Assessing agency manager (AAM) self-assessment checklist
New licence category request form
Workplace assessor (WPA) approval form
A meeting for assessing agencies is held annually, which covers key topics of relevance to assessors and those delivering the scheme. The last annual meeting was held on 2 December 2020 with an array of presentations and speakers covering:
If you are an assessing agency and would like a copy of the presentations given at this event please contact email@example.com
IRSE regularly produces briefing notes giving detailed guidance on various aspects of the Licensing Scheme.
Briefing notes are guidance which is designed to help both Assessing Agencies and licence holders/applicants to understand the requirements of the Competence Assessment Checklists. Briefing notes are also used to explain any changes that are made to the Scheme or its supporting documentation.
Recently issued IRSE briefing notes can be found here
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about becoming an IRSE Assessing Agency or how to access the benefits listed above.