The support resources on these pages are intended to provide support to those intending to take one or more module of the Institution's professional exam
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A number of study videos have been recorded by the IRSE Younger Members' section and can be found on our Vimeo study area along with recordings of exam reviews where the examiners give feedback on the previous year's exam.
The IRSE Younger Members' section organise study days / workshops in person and online. Keep an eye on our events page and social media for announcements and details of how to book your place.
Some volunteers run study groups in towns and cities across the world. The IRSE does not have a full list of these, but if you want your group advertised here, please let the exam team know by emailing email@example.com. If you are interested in setting up your own group, please read our guidance document.
There is also an independent IRSE exam forum which is run by volunteers, providing support and guidance for all the exam modules.
The material on the following module pages provides information about the exam, and individual modules, on:
This covers all aspects of railway control engineering at a foundation level. Please click here to be taken to the Certificate's support resources page and here to be taken to the Certificate's reading list.
This module assesses your understanding of the principles and practices associated with the safety and systems engineering of railway train control and telecommunications systems. It also includes the competence of those who work on such systems. The practices explored in this module apply both to the development and proving of railway principles and their application within a particular scheme.
To sit this module, you must already have passed an IRSE exam module and be an IRSE member.
Please click here to go to the module B support resources page (please note that some documents will only be available when you have logged in as a member).
This module assesses your understanding of the principles of operation of railway control and communications systems and sub-systems.
Please click here to go to the module C support resources page (please note that some documents will only be available when you have logged in as a member).
This module assesses your understanding of the the factors to be considered when applying items of railway control and communications equipment as part of a scheme, at all stages in the asset life-cycle from specification to replacement / decommissioning and your ability to apply that knowledge to develop and design railway control and communications applications that are safe, fit for purpose and effective.
Please click here to go to the module D support resources page (please note that some documents will only be available when you have logged in as a member).
Click here to watch examiner Andy Stringer FIRSE's IRSE10/// talk on "panic in the exam room" - what to do if your mind goes blank in the middle of your exam!