RSIGNALS routes to CEng, IEng and ICTTech.
To avoid duplication for applicants in demonstrating competence, the IET has recognised the particularly rigorous internal training and competence assessment systems employed by RSIGNALS and has been able to use this to underpin part of the process for registration applications.
There are two routes available for RSIGNALS personnel, via a special registration agreement for CEng, IEng and ICTTech, and additionally for personnel having completed an apprenticeship within the last three years, through a series of approved apprenticeship pathways for ICTTech.
Once you have established that you meet the criteria laid out below, you are eligible to apply for professional registration. You are required to become a member of the IET before applying for professional registration. If you are not already a member, you may apply for professional registration and join the IET at the same time by completing the relevant section on the application form.
These routes have been defined by a series of benchmarks which form the eligibility criteria for each category of registration as follows:
Hold by direct officer entry the rank of Major or Lt Col with proven capability in a technical SO2 (or very exceptionally SO3) role, underpinned by an accredited Masters degree or equivalent Masters level learning.
On satisfactory completion of an SO2 appointment underpinned by relevant qualifications at both Bachelors or Masters level.
Have demonstrated CEng competence including underpinning knowledge as a Technical Officer Telecommunications (TOT), Late Entry commission rank Captain, Major or Lieutenant Colonel.
Completion of the FofS course including successful completion of the accredited Bachelors Degree and two years subsequent experience in the role.
Completion of the FofS(IS) course including successful completion of the accredited Bachelors Degree and more than three years subsequent experience in the role.
Have demonstrated technical capability in engineering underpinned by a relevant Bachelors degree or Bachelor level learning. Must have completed Troop Commanders course, plus one year as a Troop Commander, plus one year Royal Signal Field Squadron. Minimum total of four years service following RMAS (Sandhurst) Commissioning Course.
Class Three Trade Training plus three years experience including class two training and completion of ICT Tech Workbook.
On completion of Class 1 training with at least three years previous experience in role.
Class Three Training plus two years experience class two training and completion of ICT Tech Workbook.
On completion of Class 1 training with at least two years previous experience in role.
Please download the application pack using the link at the top of this page. Please note the current application form is v.11 Aug12.
For any of the routes listed above, the application form, once completed, should be sent with payment to the Royals Signals scheme coordinator:
The Royal Signals scheme coordinator will then check your application to ensure the requirements have been met, before forwarding your application to the IET.
(For Royal Signals personnel that have completed an IET approved apprenticeship started after October 2008)
By completing an apprenticeship approved by the IET, a graduating apprentice is entitled to apply for ICT Technician (ICTTech) professional registration with the Engineering Council.
Please download the application pack using the link above. Please note the current application form for the approved apprenticeship route is v.4 Jun11.
The IET has mapped a number of technical or engineering Level 3 S/NVQ qualifications against the requirements for ICTTech professional registration with the Engineering Council.
Normally, in order to register, evidence has to be supplied to prove that a candidate is competent. This takes the form of a written report of projects or pieces of work that demonstrate competence.
However, if you have completed an IET approved apprenticeship, the completion of the S/NVQ is evidence enough, providing your choice of units creates a mapped pathway.
Should you have any questions or problems downloading the application pack, please contact us: