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2021 IRSE professional examination - NEW Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals and Advanced Diploma in Railway Control Engineering
02 Oct 2021 1:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Section: Contact the IRSE exam team at exam@irse.org for all exam queries. Please note that all IRSE staff continue to work remotely, following UK government guidance.

The 2021 exam booking is now open until 31 July 2021 for those wishing to sit the Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals (module A) and modules towards the Advanced Diploma in Railway Control Engineering.

For details about the Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals and the Advanced Diploma in Railway Control Engineering, please see our exam webpage and our exam support resources pages.

Please note that you must be registered on the IRSE website before you can book online.  To register, go to https://www.irse.org/Register. If you are already registered and are having problems logging in, please email membership@irse.org with your membership / login number and details.

For 2021, IRSE's Education & Professional Development Committee have agreed that:

  • All exams will be remote online exams with remote invigilation, enabling members and non-members to sit the exam on Saturday 2 October anywhere suitable, where it is quiet, they have access to a computer and stable internet access
  • Anyone (members and non-members) can book to sit the Certificate of Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals (Module A)
  • Only IRSE members (with fully paid subscriptions) can book to sit any of Modules B to D. In total IRSE members can sit up to 4 modules this year
  • IRSE members who wish to sit Modules B, C and/or D but have not passed an exam module yet may do so with permission from a Member (MIRSE) or Fellow (FIRSE), with all signing and submitting a Sponsorship Declaration Form (SDF) after the booking has been made

 

Please read the exam guidance for full details of the exam booking process and full terms and conditions of the 2021 exams - attachments shown below.

Booking remains open until midnight UTC on 31 July 2021 for all candidates.

If you planned to sit exams in 2020 and IRSE still holds your money, please email the office at exam@irse.org with your details (including membership number) and which module(s) you wish to sit this year and the exam team will book you onto the exam manually. Note that Module 2 is still subject to confirmation by Education & Professional Development Committee.

Venue: Online
Location: - Online -
IRSE Professional Exam 2021: Terms and conditions for the Advanced Diploma in Railway Control Engineering and Certificate of Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals
V1 approved by Education & Professional Development Committee March 2021

1. Fees paid are non-refundable unless the IRSE is at fault.
2. The exam date of Saturday 2 October 2021 is fixed and cannot be changed.
3. The candidate is responsible for informing exam@irse.org of any special requirements for them to sit exam modules by 15 August 2021 including the submission of any additional detail, for example medical certificates.
4. Candidates for modules B, C and D have the right to appeal against their results in accordance with the IRSE exam appeals procedure. Appeals will not be allowed for the Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals (Module A).
5. Exam candidates will be given fixed time periods during which they will be able to log into and start their module(s). These will be fixed and will not be able to be changed.
6. Full results will be shared with IRSE Council for their monitoring of institution activities. Results of candidates who have passed one or more modules will be published in IRSE News unless the candidate has informed exam@irse.org by 1 October 2021.
7. Answers to exam questions submitted by candidates may be used anonymously for training purposes.
8. Candidates will not receive copies of their exam under any circumstances and the candidate specifically agrees to waive any rights under Freedom of Information etc. in this respect.
9. Full scripts of correct answers will not be published or shared with candidates.
10. Candidates can EITHER book Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals (Module A) OR if they have previously passed IRSE professional exam module(s) (Modules 1-7 or Module A) book up to four (4) modules from Modules A-D. Exceptionally for 2021 only, candidates may book four (4) modules (A-D) if they submit a completed Sponsorship Form by 30 July 2021 to exam@irse.org with their booking details. In addition, candidates applying to sit one or more of modules B, C and D must be members of the IRSE with their subscription fees and any other dues paid.
11. Candidates agree to sitting exam module(s) online in their own home / office using their own / work computer and agrees to the following terms and conditions around these arrangements:
11.1. The candidate agrees that the IRSE has no liability whatever for any issues the candidate may experience when taking the exam associated with:
11.1.1. The speed / reliability / stability of the candidate’s internet connection.
11.1.2. Any perceived hardware deficiencies in the computer the candidate uses to sit the exam. E.g. speed / reliability of the machine or size / clarity of the screen.
11.1.3. Any software compatibility issues between the software utilised for sitting the exam and any other software resident on the computer that the candidate uses to sit the exam.
11.1.4. Any other issues related to IT equipment utilised by the candidate in sitting the exam or submitting their answers, which the candidate perceives may have disadvantaged them.
11.1.5. Any issues associated with the environment in which the candidate chooses to take the exam, which the candidate perceives may have disadvantaged them. e.g. background noise / sources of distraction etc.
11.1.6. Any disadvantage the candidate may perceive associated with their non familiarity with the software utilised for sitting the exam
11.1.7. The clarity / legibility of any scanned images which the candidate submits as part of their exam answers.
11.2. The software utilised for sitting the exam includes Anti Plagiarism functionality, and the candidate consents to the use of this functionality to screen their answers to the exam.
11.3. The software utilised for sitting the exam includes functionality to monitor the candidate visually during the exam for the purposes of fraud prevention. The candidate consents to the use of this functionality.
11.4. The candidate agrees not to copy or attempt to copy the examination questions from the software utilised for sitting the exam. The candidate further agrees not to discuss or communicate the content of the exam questions to any person within 24 hours of completing the examination (by any means including but not limited to telephone, social media, email, face to face discussion, chat rooms / discussion groups etc) nor to attempt to place any information relating to the content of the examination questions in the public domain.
11.5. The candidate warrants that his / her answers to the examination questions will be entirely his / her own work, and that during the examination he / she will not communicate or attempt to communicate with any other person in order to gain any advantage in the examination. Members of the IRSE are bound by the IRSE Code of Professional Conduct, which requires (amongst other things) honesty and integrity. Whether they are a member of the IRSE or not, the candidate agrees to apply these professional standards.
11.6. The candidate agrees that they will not seek to gain unfair advantage during the examination by consulting with text books, previously prepared notes, internet sites or other sources of information or reference.
11.7. The exam process will include a methodology for checking the identity of the candidate to a recognised photo ID document (e.g. passport). The candidate consents to this and to the IRSE storing (in accordance with normal data protection rules) images associated with the implementation of this methodology.
11.8. The candidate agrees that on receipt by IRSE of credible evidence of a breach by the candidate of conditions 11.4 or 11.5, then the IRSE reserves the right to impose sanctions on the candidate as it deems appropriate, which may include one or more of the following:
11.8.1. Not issuing a result for the relevant candidate / module.
11.8.2. Revocation of any IRSE Licenses the candidate may hold.
11.8.3. Expulsion of the candidate from IRSE membership indefinitely.
The candidate agrees that the IRSE’s decision in this matter is final and is not subject to any appeal either to any other body or to any court of law. The candidate further agrees that in such circumstances the IRSE will not be liable to refund the fee paid by the candidate to take the relevant exam / module.
11.9. The candidate specifically forgoes any right to appeal the results of the examination arising from any issues listed in condition 11.1
This event is closed.