NRSWA training can help your career develop in the right direction!
Everyone knows that qualifications can help you progress in your career. For those whose work is mainly practical in nature, a vocational qualification is a suitable choice. NRSWA training
covers both the practical aspects of completing tasks associated with street and road maintenance and the issues of maintaining good health and safety standards. NRSWA training
courses are split into two levels operatives and supervisors. The operative course is for those that are members of team carrying out the work. The supervisors level course is for those who are leading the teams.
Offered throughout the UK, NRSWA training
courses can vary in length, depending on how many units the delegates elect to sit. The most popular courses are the operatives 1-6 & 9 and the supervisors 1, 10-14 and 16.
The operatives 1-6 & 9 course runs for five days and covers units 001, Location and avoidance of underground apparatus, Unit 002 Signing, lighting and guarding, Unit 003 Excavation in the road/highway, Unit 004 Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials, Unit 005 Reinstatement of sub-base and road-base in non-bituminous materials, Unit 006 Reinstatement of cold-lay bituminous materials and unit 009 Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways. Candidates successfully completing the 1-6 & 9 course have the necessary modules to gain the following NSRWA qualifications: O1 Excavation in the road/highway, 02 Excavation, backfilling and reinstatement – cold lay, 05 Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways and 06 Signing, lighting and guarding.
The Supervisors 1, 10 -14 & 16 course covers similar topics to the operatives course mentioned above. It also lasts for five days. However the emphasis is on the management of a team, completing the activities. Because of this the units and the qualifications, those completing them, are eligible for are different. The supervisors 1, 10-14 & 16 course covers units : Unit 001 Location and avoidance of underground apparatus, Unit 010 Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding, Unit 011 Monitoring excavation in the road/highway, Unit 012 Monitoring reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials, Unit 013 Motoring reinstatement of sub-base and road-base in non-bituminous materials, Unit 014 Monitoring reinstatement of bituminous materials and Unit 016 Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways. By completing these units, supervisor qualify for the following qualifications:
S1 Monitor excavation in the road/highway, S2 Monitor excavation, backfilling and reinstatement - construction layers, S3 Monitor reinstatement – hot and cold lay bituminous materials, S5 Monitor reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways and S6 Monitor signing, lighting and guarding.
Although the course mentioned above may be the most popular, there are other modules which operatives and supervisors can take. In addition there are also other qualifications, which these modules entitle them to. More information on this can be found at http://www.swqr.org.uk/mini/26951.html.
The essence of the NRSWA training
scheme is that you have to have a qualification to get a NRSWA card. To get a qualification you must have the correct number and selection of modules.