Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals
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  1. Licensing
  2. Membership & Registration
  3. Qualifications & CPD
  4. Publications & Resources
  5. Get Involved
  6. News

Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals (Module A)

Booking is now open until 18 February for the Certificate exam on 23 March 2024

Booking is available via https://www.irse.org/Get-Involved/Events/Event-Details/eventDateId/1511

If you have any problems making your booking, please contact exam@irse.org

 

Are you working in railway signalling or telecoms engineering?

Does your job involve working alongside railway signalling or telecoms professionals?

Do you work in the sponsorship, specification, project management or operation of railway signalling or telecoms projects?

Do you work in other areas of railway engineering / operations which interface with signalling or telecoms?

 

If the answer to any of the above is yes, and you want to increase your knowledge of railway signalling and telecoms as well as support your CPD plans, then the IRSE Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals may be for you.

What are the benefits?

The Certificate represents a globally recognised qualification which demonstrates that you have a wide understanding of the fundamentals of the subject.

For those who have already decided on a career in railway control engineering, it is a valuable standalone qualification. It offers accelerated advancement to higher grades of IRSE membership. It is also the essential first step to obtaining the IRSE's Advanced Diploma - the gold standard for railway control engineers.

For others, the knowledge gained will be invaluable when working with other railway professionals.

How do I study for it and how is examined?

Extensive study materials, written by industry experts, are provided online, free of charge and you do not need to be a member of the IRSE.

You do not need any prior knowledge or experience but you need to allow at least 50 hours of study time.  If you already have some knowledge or experience, you may need less time.

Over half the candidates are typically from outside the UK.

The certificate qualification is gained by taking a 90-minute online examination at a place of your choosing. It is offered twice a year in March and October

If you have special requirements for sitting exams, please contact the team at exam@irse.org to discuss these - you will need to supply a medical certificate before any requirements can be put in place.