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What prior qualifications do I need?

We do not set absolute pre-requisites for training. Each individual course specification on this website contains recommended general pre-requisites. If, at your own risk you choose to attend with a lower level of prior skills and knowledge, you may not be able to take full advantage of the training you have paid for.

How will my course be assessed or re-assessed?

Most of our courses contain an end of course assessment to confirm what knowledge and/ or skills you have acquired on the course. Our assessment decisions are made using our professional judgement against industry recognised standards.

The course will fully prepare you for the assessment so there should be no surprises. Bearing in mind the safety critical nature of the industry, we will try to put you at ease and give you opportunity to correct minor errors on the day. If you were suitably prepared before attending the course and study diligently throughout the course, you should have no great problem in achieving a successful result.

We will strive our hardest for your success, but please bear in mind that your course fee cannot be refunded if you are not successful.

If you are not successful, we will advise you of possible corrective actions you could take.

You may wish to come back for a re-assessment on a future date when you feel you are ready. We may issue an additional charge for a re-assessment.

What qualification will I receive at the end of the course?

Following your course, you will receive an individual certificate detailing the course title, subjects covered and extent of theoretical and practical assessment. No training organisation can issue any “authority to work” or “certificate of competence”. This can only be issued by your employer. As a highly-respected training organisation, Signet Solutions’ course certificates are universally recognised by employers in the industry.

How do I get to Signet Solutions?

Here’s a link to our location map


What Hotels are nearby?

*Hallmark Hotel - 4* Hotel
21 Midland Road, Derby, DE1 2SL
Telephone: 01332 345894
www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/hotels/derby-midland

*Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland - 3* Hotel
Midland Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2SQ
Telephone: 01332 292000
www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/hotels/inn-derby

*Smart Aston Court Hotel
Midland Road, Derby, England, DE1 2SL
Telephone: +44 (0) 1332 342716
www.astoncourthotelderby.com

*Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday Inn
Wheelwright Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8HX
Telephone: 01332 412044
www.holidayinn.com

Premier Travel Inn
The Wyvern, Stanier Way, Derby, DE21 6BF
Telephone: 0871 527 8000
www.premierinn.com

Days Hotel Derby
Derbyshire Cricket Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby, DE21 6DA
Telephone: 01332 363600
www.daysinn.com

*Best Western Stuart Hotel
119 London Road, Derby, DE1 2QR
Telephone: 01332 340633
www.thestuart.com

International Hotel
288 Burton Road, Derby, DE23 6AD
Telephone: 01332 369321
www.international-hotel.co.uk

Menzies Mickleover Court Hotel
Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0XX
Telephone: 01332 521234
www.menzies-hotels.co.uk

Jurys Inn Derby
King St, Derby, DE1 3DB
Telephone: +44 01332 62 1000
www.jurysinn.com

Pentahotel
Locomotive Way / Pride Park, Derby DE24 8PU
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 376 420
www.pentahotel.com

Important Note

* Hotels marked with an asterisk are located near to Derby Train Station and within walking distance of our training centre (approx 0.7 miles). Delegates should use their own judgment and consult with internet review sites such as tripadvisor to form their own opinions.

Is there car parking at Signet Solutions?

There is a main car park opposite the RTC Business Park on London Road. Please note there is NO PARKING inside the Business Park, you must park in the main car park. Please ensure you have a parking permit displayed in your car while visiting Signet Solutions Ltd this will be issued to you with your Joining Instructions but if not by the Security Guard on arrival.

When does my course start?

If you are booked on a course with us, specific joining instructions will be issued in good time to your training administrator.

If you have not received joining instructions a few days before the event, please contact Isobel or Karen on +44 (0) 1332 343585 or

If you are unable to get specific information, the following will provide a last resort guide:

Multiple day courses OF 3 DAYS, 5 DAYS AND 10 DAYS duration:

Start and end times are as follows:

  • Monday - 10:30 - 16:30
  • Tuesday - 9:30 - 16:30
  • Wednesday - 9:30 - 16:30
  • Thursday - 9:30 - 16:30
  • Friday - 9:30 - 14:30 (Approximately)

One-day courses or assessments usually start at 09:30 and end at 16:30

What do I need to bring to the course?

Safety footwear and overalls are advised for courses of a practical nature.

High visibility clothing or wet weather gear are not usually necessary as all practical equipment is inside.

If you are attending an SMTH (initial or recertification) or Signalling Failure Investigation (SFI) type course, you should bring your handbook with you, in addition to your current or recently expired SMTH Certificate.

Are there food and refreshments at Signet Solutions?

Before course start and in break times, all delegates are welcome to complementary hot and cold drinks and biscuits in our delegate lounge.

There is an on-site restaurant offering a range of lunch options, from sandwiches and snacks to full hot meals. Delegates on open courses will receive a daily voucher to the value of £5 to be redeemed in the restaurant. Other customers can choose to pre-purchase restaurant vouchers, or to buy lunches individually for cash. There is a once-daily trolley service selling drinks, snacks and sandwiches (lunch vouchers cannot be redeemed on this service).

How can I pay for my course?

Credit Account
If you are already on our approved Customer database, you may take advantage of our 30-day credit facility on production of valid purchase order detailing your company name and full billing address.

Non-Credit Account Customers
For non-account customers; payment can be made by cheque or electronically to our bank account via BACS or CHAPS – bank details on request.

Credit/Debit Cards
We are also able to take payment by credit or debit cards via World Pay either over the telephone, email or fax. Please note there will be an additional 2% charge for this facility. Cards currently accepted are Visa Credit and MasterCard, Visa Debit, Visa Electron and UK Maestro and Solo.

Please note that Signet Solutions Limited does not store any credit/debit card information for any persons at any time. Therefore, you would need to provide these details every time you need to pay. Instalments

We recognise that it is sometimes difficult to pay the full amount for our courses in one go; therefore, we are happy to accept payment in instalments providing the full amount is settled before commencement of training.

VAT
VAT will be charged at the current prevailing rate at time of billing for courses delivered in the UK.

International Billing
As we provide our services to organisations all over the world, we are happy to invoice in any EC or international currency if necessary.

How can I cancel or defer my course?

If you think you may not be able to attend your course on the planned date, please contact us as soon as possible. If your course has been arranged with us through another contact such as a Training Manager at your company, please contact them first. Please be aware that cancellation charges may apply - see below.

Terms and Conditions of Contract – Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations advised 29 to 56 days prior to commencement of Training will be subject to a charge of 50% of full course fees.
  • Cancellations advised 21 to 28 days prior to commencement of Training will be subject to a charge of 75% of full course fees.
  • Cancellations advised less than 21 days prior to commencement of Training will be subject to a charge of 100% of full course fees.

The Client is required to advise the Company in WRITING of any cancellation of services at least 56 days prior to commencement of training.

Should you have any queries or require any further information please contact our Finance Manager for further details:

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6 April 2017 - 12:19pm

**Only TWO places now available** on our OPEN ERTMS 5 day course commencing Monday 24th April 2017

Telephone Karen on 01332 343585 or email karenjackson@signet-solutions.com for further details

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12 January 2017 - 4:19pm

Into the Future with ERTMS - We have a scheduled an Open ERTMS UK Application course for individuals to attend to commence 24.04.17 - 28.04.17. Anyone interested in booking a place please call us on 01332 343585.
You can view the course specification on our website :
www.signet-solutions.com/courses/signalling-other/ertms/ertms-uk-application-course

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3 January 2017 - 2:44pm

As we enter our 21st year as a Company we would like to wish all our clients and delegates a very Happy New Year for 2017. Best Wishes from all the Signet Team

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2 December 2016 - 8:43pm

Happy to be attending and sponsoring the IRSE Toronto meeting this afternoon in downtown Toronto

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19 November 2016 - 11:50am

I've posted about the IRSE Irish section dinner but had some problems with the pictures but here they are.
Once again congratulations to the committee and section.

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19 November 2016 - 11:46am

Great night at the IRSE Irish Section dinner last night. Great evening with good speeches, good food, good company but some questionable singing 🎤

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22 July 2016 - 10:29am

It's competition time!!!! As part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations we are offering you a chance of winning a training course at our Training Centre in Derby to the value of £2020.20. For further information visit our website. http://www.signet-solutions.com/signet-solutions-20th-anniversary-competition-time

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22 July 2016 - 10:25am

Congratulations to Rob Taylor-Rose who is the first winner of our Signet/IRSE Award who achieved the best mark in an individual module (Module 1) of the IRSE Examination. Rob is a Signalling Project Engineer at Network Rail in Stratford. The award supports the attendance by the winner at the IRSE International Convention (this year in Beijing, China).

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21 July 2016 - 4:07pm

We all had a lovely day on Tuesday celebrating - thank you to all those who came along to celebrate with us - a special thanks to the Rt Honourable Margaret Beckett for unveiling our celebratory plaque to mark this auspicious occasion

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15 July 2016 - 12:54pm

Countdown to our 20th Anniversary - only 5 days to go !!!

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2 July 2016 - 1:08pm

Signet are pleased to be holding this year's IRSE Exam Preparation weekend again for modules 2, 3 and 5. We have record numbers this year with 40 plus attending and along with the Volunteer Tutors Reuben Dakin, Signet and Peter Woodbridge, and Siemens We also have kind assistance in the various training workshops from Jesper Philips - Network Rail, Jeremy Ricketts - Siemens, Dorothy Pipet - Alstom and Dan Heeley - Network Rail. Also helping out are Andy Knight, Karen Jackson and Amelia Jackson. Good luck to everybody in the exms both this year and next

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10 June 2016 - 10:21am

FOUR of Signet's Training Consultants will be taking part in a Charity Cycle Ride this weekend (Sunday 12th June) to raise funds for the Alzheimers society.

Andy Knight, Reuben Dakin, Brian Cookson and Simon Weatherill have signed up with 'Alzheimers100 Charity Cycle Rides' for a 25 mile route around the Crewe area.

All funds will be donated to the Alzheimers society and specifically allocated towards research into this Illness and go a long way in funding a researcher for nearly three years.

The Signet Team wish the boys a safe journey and hope the weather is kind to you.

If you would like to make a donation to this worthy cause then you can to justgiving.com through the following link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SignetSolutionsLimited

Further details can be found at http://alzheimers100.co.uk/

Photographs of our boys to follow...

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30 March 2016 - 9:46am

Andy Knight has just completed two training events in Beijing for IST Intermediate Signalling Technology and AST Advanced Signalling Technology. Congratulations to all Students on their excellent results. This is the second delivery in China for Signet and a big thanks go to Tony Gao (Ricardo) and all at CRSC

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29 February 2016 - 12:57pm

There will be exciting celebrations this year for Signet Solutions 20th Anniversary as we celebrate our birthday on 19th July - check out our new 20th Anniversary logo

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29 February 2016 - 12:51pm

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24 November 2015 - 9:26am

A sad farewell to our delegates from Indonesia on Friday it has been a pleasure to have them. They presented us with a beautiful gift and thanked us all. I hope they had a lovely day in London and a safe journey home.

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17 November 2015 - 1:07pm

A big welcome to our Indonesian delegates attending a Basic Signalling Technology course with us. Pictured here with our trainer Brian Cookson. I hope they have enjoyed their stay with us.

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13 November 2015 - 12:52pm

Today is CHILDREN IN NEED and Signet Solutions are pleased to have donated £100.00 on-line to the cause. Admin team members Isobel Knight, Karen Jackson and Amelia Jackson are joining in with the fund-raising at Kelvin House by wearing their PUDSY sparkly tops and buying cakes!!

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3 November 2015 - 2:52pm

My recent IST Group in Beijing who finished their assessments on Sunday and congratulations to them all. First delivery in China (mainland) for Signet and a big thanks to Tony Gao (Ricardo) and all at CRSC

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27 August 2015 - 10:53pm

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14 July 2015 - 3:15pm

Signet's Office Assistant Amelia Jackson celebrated her 21st Birthday at the weekend. Best wishes Amelia from the Signet Team :)

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13 July 2015 - 4:21pm

It is all systems go for the IRSE Workshop Weekend this Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th July - we have a record 23 delegates attending to cover Modules 2, 3 and 5 in preparation for the IRSE Exam later in the year. Good luck to all those attending and a big thanks to all those involved with the preparation and training during the weekend.

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12 June 2015 - 11:10am

Signet are celebrating 3 birthdays this week. Happy Birthday to our Technical Director Reuben Dakin (10th June) and Training Associates John Steatham (12th June) and Jonathan Tillin (13th June)

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8 June 2015 - 3:14pm

OH CANADA! Signet are delivering a series of events for Thales Transportation. This sees the delivery of BST, IST and AST courses through to next January. Delivery of the first IST by Andy Knight and BST by Brian Cookson completed during May 2015.

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8 June 2015 - 1:30pm

Signet Team members Andy Knight, Isobel Knight, Karen Jackson and John Penney with Clients from Atkins, Signalling Solutions and Radharani Rail. Great night was had by all :)

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