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BS1/BS2/Mod 5 – Combined Introduction to Signalling and Test Assistant

Signalling Testing Courses

Duration 14 Days + 1 day one to one assessment
Location Any subject to equipment requirements
Delegates Maximum 6
Location Places Date Book
LocationDerby Places6 Date09/05/23 BookClick Here
LocationDerby Places6 Date04/09/23 BookClick Here
LocationDerby Places6 Date29/01/24 BookClick Here

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This course is intended for personnel who may be new to the discipline of signal engineering. It provides a coherent and

self-contained route into the role and responsibilities of the Signal Test Assistant. Extensive use of theory and practical activities

will provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required in the UK main-line environment.

(Please speak to us if other network environments are to be targeted by this course.)

Key Features

  • Reflects the requirements of the UK main-line network
  • Ideal for people new to signalling technology
  • Practical element ensures that understanding is re-enforced
  • Underpinning knowledge matched to IRSE Test Assistant Licence and Network Rail requirements.
  • 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 the Basic Signalling portion of the course, the delegate will be able to describe: -

  • Basic electromagnetic principles – DC, AC, voltage, current, resistance, magnetism
  • Use and care of measuring and scaling instruments
  • Signalling Diagrams and nomenclature
  • Block Systems
  • Cables and wires
  • Relays
  • Power Supplies
  • Signals and circuits
  • Warning and Protection Systems (AWS/TPWS)
  • Train detection
  • Point operation and principles using (for demonstration)
    • Style 63
    • Style HW
    • Clamp Locks
  • Detection and gauging of points
  • Functional testing of points
  • Fault-finding techniques
  • Process control (Rules and Competence)

On successful completion of the Mod 5 portion of the course, the delegate will be able to:

Demonstrate: -

  • Aspect reporting
  • Test Desk operation
  • Control Panel reporting
  • Relays, Lever Locks and Circuit Controller identification and observation
  • Power Supply safety

Provide assistance with the Testing of: -

  • Track circuits
  • Points Operation and Detection
  • Cables
  • Signals

Assist with the Testing Techniques of: -

  • Wire Counting
  • Continuity Testing
  • Circuit Function Testing
  • Strap and Function Testing
  • Relay Through Testing

Assessment and Certification

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

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.


We have none.

Practical Information

Duration: 14 Days + 1 Day one to one Assessment

Location: at our Derby training centre, or on your premises (access to equipment is a requirement of this course)

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