What are the SMSTS course options available to me?
Is a block course right for me?
are available as block courses, which run over five consecutive days. They usually entail travelling to the trainer's venue and are a quick and effective way of completing the course. Training is conducted in groups over the five days and a short multiple choice assessment is held at the end. Successful completion of this, in addition to the observations of the trainer throughout the course, results in the SMSTS qualification. The block course is best suited to the delegate who is short on time, needs the qualification ASAP or only has a small window of opportunity in which to complete the course.
Is the day release course right for me?
are also available as day release courses. This is when the course is run at the trainer's location for one day a week, for a five week period. While day release courses do involve more travelling and take longer to complete in total, they provide an excellent opportunity to those who cannot attend a full week course. Day release SMSTS courses
are best suited to those who cannot be away from work for long periods of time, are in the middle of a project deadline or have other responsibilities that cannot be put on hold for an entire week.
Is the in house course suitable for me?
are also available as an in-house option. This is where the trainer comes to your site or another pre- arranged venue and delivers the course to a group of delegates from the same company. The most important thing to remember here, is that you must have four or more delegates to comply with CITB regulations. In house or dedicated courses as they are also known, work best for larger groups of delegates for a number of reasons. The first is that the more delegates in the group, the better the dynamic of the course because there is more opportunity for interaction. The second reason is that the more delegates you can put on the course, the better savings you can make overall. This is because you get a fixed price for the a set number of delegates. So the more you can put on the course, the lower the per delegate price becomes. In addition holding an in house course at your location can save a considerable amount on delegate travel as they will only have to make their usual commute into work, rather than get to the trainer's location.
Courses are run across the UK.
SMSTS courses are available throughout the UK in block and day release versions. Use an online service provider to locate the closest course to you. In house SMSTS courses
are also available in most UK locations. The best way to ensure that you are saving money by doing an in house course is to compare 2 or 3 quotes. To make this process quick and easy, ask an online service provider to do this for you. By gathering and comparing multiple quotes from different providers and sending the best value one on to you, they help you save time and money!