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Royal Signals routes to professional registration

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You must hold the substantive rank of at least Warrant Officer in the Royal Signals in an engineering supervisory trade, or Major for Direct Entry Officers.

You must hold the substantive rank of at least SSgt in the Royal Signals in an engineering supervisory trade or Capt as a Direct Entry officer. You also should have completed at least one technical engineering appointment, post completion of training, in the minimum substantive rank for at least two years.

 

A suitable qualification at QCF3 (or SCQF or EQF equivalent) or above.

Engineering Supervisor

Completion of either the Royal Corps of Signals Foreman of Signals, Foreman of Signals (Information Systems), Yeoman of Signals, or Yeoman of Signals (Electronic Warfare) course with a minimum of a level 6  (Bachelors) Technical Degree or technical Bachelor level learning and six years subsequent experience in a minimum of two technical roles.

Engineering Supervisor

Completion of either the Royal Corps of Signals Foreman of Signals, Foreman of Signals (Information Systems), Yeoman of Signals, or Yeoman of Signals (Electronic Warfare) course with a minimum of a level 6  (Bachelor’s) Technical Degree or technical Bachelor level learning and two years subsequent experience in a technical role.

Communication Systems Engineer (Non-Supervisory) or Installation Technician

You must have completed Class Three training plus two years’ service in trade or Class One training completed.

 

Technical Officer Telecommunications (TOT)

Have demonstrated CEng competence including underpinning knowledge through FofS service and more than three years technical engineering experience in role as a commissioned TOT.

Captain (Direct Entry)

Demonstrated technical capability in engineering underpinned by a relevant Bachelor’s Degree or technical Bachelor level learning. Must have completed Troop Commander’s course, plus one year as a Troop Commander, plus one year Royal Corps of Signals Field Squadron. Minimum total of four years’ service following RMAS (Sandhurst) Commissioning Course;

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

Class Three Trade Training plus three years’ experience in trade (including attaining Class Two) or Class One with at least three years’ service.

 

 

Technical Officer Telecommunications (Information Systems) (TOT (IS))

Have demonstrated CEng competence including underpinning knowledge through FofS(IS) service and more than three years technical engineering experience in role as a commissioned TOT (IS).

 

Engineering Supervisor

On appointment.

 

Direct Entry Officer

Hold the minimum rank of Major with proven capability in at least two technical SO2 appointments underpinned by either an accredited technical Master’s Degree or equivalent technical Masters level learning.

 

 

 

We believe in the value of experience as well as education. That’s why the Royal Signals Endorser will consider your application even if you don’t meet the above academic requirements but can prove you have the same level of knowledge and understanding.

Royal Corps of Signals Eligibility Guideline

The eligibility criteria is underpinned by a Special Registration Agreement or SRA. This provides a guide to the agreed mapping between Royal Corps of Signals' training, education, expected experience at rank and trade levels, and the Engineering Council professional registration levels.

Please note that all applications for CEng/IEng are subject to review and comment by the Royal Signals SRA panel in order to obtain endorsement. The Royal Signals SRA panel, in consultation with the IET, will seek to review all applications which fall outside the eligibility criteria, based on the evidence of engineering competence. This means that even if you do not meet the above eligibility criteria, your application can still be considered by the panel.

1.    For review and endorsement:

C2 WLD

HQ R SIGNALS

Griffin House

Blandford

Dorset

DT11 8RH

2.    To submit to the IET:

Registration and Standards

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Michael Faraday House

Six Hills Way

Stevenage

Hertfordshire

SG1 2AY

UK

 

Or email to adminsupport@theiet.org

Electronic signatures can be accepted.

Good to know

  • You need to be a member of the IET before applying.
  • Military/MOD computers might have trouble downloading the application pack. If you have any problems please email armedforces@theiet.org.
  • All military personnel are also able to apply via the standard route of application, providing you meet the Engineering Council requirements.
  • Applications must be endorsed before submitting to the IET.