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Royal Signals routes to professional registration

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. 

Royal Signals special registration agreement

Eligibility criteria

These routes have been defined by a series of benchmarks which form the eligibility criteria for each category of registration as follows:

CEng

Criteria:

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.

or

On satisfactory completion of an SO2 appointment underpinned by relevant qualifications at both Bachelors or Masters level.

or

Have demonstrated CEng competence including underpinning knowledge as a Technical Officer Telecommunications (TOT), Late Entry commission rank Captain, Major or Lieutenant Colonel.

IEng

Criteria:

Foreman of Signals (FofS):

Completion of the FofS course including successful completion of the accredited Bachelors Degree and two years subsequent experience in the role.

Foreman of Signals Information Systems (FofS(IS)):

Completion of the FofS(IS) course including successful completion of the accredited Bachelors Degree and more than three years subsequent experience in the role.

Captain (direct entry not via WO):

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.

How to apply for CEng or IEng through the special registration agreement

You will need to become a member of the IET before applying for professional registration.  For more information please visit the Armed Forces IET Membership page.

Please download the application pack using the link below.  

Download a professional registration application pack

For CEng or IEng, the application form, once completed, should be sent with payment to the Royals Signals scheme coordinator:

 

C2 WLD
HQ R SIGNALS
Griffin House
Blandford
Dorset
DT11 8RH

The Royal Signals scheme coordinator will then check your application to ensure the requirements have been met, before forwarding your application to the IET.

ICTTech

Criteria:

Yeoman of Signals (YofS) or YofS Electronic Warfare (EW):

On appointment

Communication Systems Operator (CS Op) or CS Op (Electronic Warfare):

Class Three Trade Training plus three years experience including class two training and completion of ICT Tech Workbook. 

or

On completion of Class 1 training with at least three years previous experience in role.

Communication Systems Engineer (Non Supervisory) or Installation Technician:

Class Three Training plus two years experience class two training and completion of ICT Tech Workbook.

or

On completion of Class 1 training with at least two years previous experience in role.

How to apply for ICTTech through the special registration agreement

You will need to become a member of the IET before applying for professional registration.  For more information please visit the Armed Forces IET Membership page.

Please download the application pack using the link below.  

Download a professional registration application pack

Your application should be supported by the current Royal Corps of Signals signatory and then submitted directly to the IET at the address on the application form.

Royal Signals IET approved apprenticeship route for EngTech and ICTTech

(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 Engineering Technician (EngTech) or ICT Technician (ICTTech) professional registration with the Engineering Council.

Mapped work-based learning

The IET has mapped a number of technical or engineering Level 3 S/NVQ qualifications against the requirements for EngTech and 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.

How to apply for EngTech or ICTTech through the approved apprenticeship route

You will need to become a member of the IET before applying for professional registration.  For more information please visit the Armed Forces IET Membership page.

Please check the full list of approved apprenticeship scheme providers before applying through this route.

Please download the application pack using the link below.  

Download a professional registration application pack

Need help?

Should you have any questions or problems downloading the application pack, please contact us:

Email: armedforces@theiet.org