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Licence categories with prerequisites

A small number of licence categories require you to hold, or have previously held, another licence category before you apply. These are listed below:

1.1.160 Signalling Design Verifier

You must currently hold one of the following licences:

  • 1.1.510 Signalling Designer licence commensurate with the design you are verifying 
  • 1.1.550 Signalling Principles Designer licence commensurate with the principles design you are verifying

1.3.190 Signalling Tester in Charge

You must currently hold or have previously held (and not had revoked) one of the following licences:

  • 1.3.170 Signalling Functional Tester licence 
  • 1.3.260 Signalling Electronic Systems Tester
  • 1.3.180 Principles Tester licence

1.8.100 Signalling Team Leader

You must currently hold or have previously held (and not had revoked) a licence covering the activity of the team you are leading. 

If you are a previous and not a current licence holder, you must be able to demonstrate how you keep up to date and maintain sufficient technical competence to effectively lead the team and respond to technical queries about the activity.

Relevant licence categories include:

  • 1.4.110 Signalling Maintainer
  • 1.4.120 Signalling Fault Finder
  • 1.4.160 Signalling Maintenance Tester
  • 1.2.220 Signalling Installation Technician
  • 1.2.210 Signalling Installation Operative (with appropriate experience)

2.8.140 Telecoms Team Manager

IRSE normally expects that you currently hold, or have previously held, a licence covering the activity of the team you are leading.

However, if you have not previously held a telecoms licence and still wish to apply for a Telecoms Team Manager licence, you may do as long as you provide evidence of your experience and qualifications in the telecoms activity of the team. This must be submitted with your licence application (for example by including an up to date CV). 

If you previously held a relevant telecoms licence but no longer hold it, you must be able to demonstrate how you keep up to date and maintain sufficient technical competence to effectively lead the team and respond to technical queries about the activity.