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Signal Works Testing Mod 5 - Test Assistant


03.04.17 - 13.04.17 - 4 PLACES AVAILABLE

Bespoke & Private Courses: 

Signet Solutions can reserve a course for your company exclusively, and we can design courses to meet your company's specifications. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

4 Days + 1 Day one to one assessment
Derby or at your premises
Maximum number of delegates: 


This course is intended for delegates who will be required to undertake the role of Test Assistant. It will provide them with the underpinning knowledge and practical ability that will be required in this role and make sure they are aware of the equipment that will be used and what will be expected of them.

Key Features

  • Underpinning knowledge matched to IRSE Test Assistant Licence 1.3.150
  • Intensive practical experience in the role of a Test Assistant
  • May be tailored to specific client or railway administration requirements

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the delegate will be able to describe the function of the following

  • Aspect reporting
  • Test Desk operation
  • Track circuit assistance
  • Point Operation and Detection assistance
  • Relays, Lever Locks and Circuit Controller identification and observation
  • Wire Counting
  • Continuity Testing
  • Strap and Function Testing
  • Cable and Through Testing
  • Control Panel reporting
  • Power Supply safety

Assessment and Certification

Achievement of the Course Outcomes will be assessed by a practical and theory assessment.

The delegate’s achievement of the Course Outcomes will be confirmed by a certificate which will be forwarded to the nominated client contact following the course.

Attending this course does not guarantee future employment.

Your employer must assess you as competent before allowing you to perform safety critical work.


A well prepared delegate is expected to be familiar with common items of railway signalling equipment, as found on the trackside and in locations. Otherwise, you will have difficulty following the course. We recommend that newcomers to the industry attend our 'Introduction to Signalling - BS1 & BS2' course to reach this starting point.

For the benefit of newcomers to the industry we also offer a combined course 'Introduction to Signalling - BS1 & BS2' and 'Signal Works Testing Mod 5 - Test Assistant' at a preferential rate. Please contact us for further details.