NRSWA Training courses are designed for Supervisors and Operatives who are required to carry out their duties to the standards prescribed by City & Guilds in-line with the New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA), current legislation, and applicable Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP’s). They are also commonly known as “streetworks training” or “streetworks courses”.
The New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) sets out the procedures and guidelines for personnel employed by local authorities, utilities companies and their contractors for the purpose of any road works in the highway or on footpaths. The Act and associated Codes of Practice cover issues such as, the notification requirements, safety to highway users and the standards required of the reinstatement of all excavations on the highway, standards for signing, lighting and guarding, etc.
Training courses for NRSWA will cover one or more unit’s dependent on requirements as explained below. Click here to see NRSWA course dates and locations, or for more general help or further information please click here to send an enquiry.
There are 16 NRSWA course units of competence with the New Roads and Street Works Act. Unit 1 is for Supervisors and Operators, Units 2-9 are relevant to operators, and Units 10-16 are relevant to Supervisors.
NRSWA Course Supervisor Units of competence within the New Roads and Street Works Act are:
NRSWA course Operator Units of competence within the New Roads and Street Works Act are:
The units that need to be successfully completed for a certificate of competence to be issued will depend on the type of work being undertaken.
NRSWA Course Supervisor Unit Combinations:
NRSWA Course Operator Unit Combinations:
If you have successfully completed an NRSWA Operative Course and then carry out an NRSWA Supervisor course at a later date, or vice versa, you will be issued with a dual card, but this dual card will have an expiry date for the course that was completed first. For example, you complete an operative course with a five-year expiry, and then a year later you complete a supervisor course, the dual card issued by SWQR will have an expiry date of five years from the operative course which has the earliest expiry date, not the expiry date of the supervisor course. If you wish to obtain a full 5-year card rather than a dual card for a qualification you will need to contact SWQR on 0345 213 5000 prior to taking a course to inform them that you wish to forfeit the original qualification. BookMyCourse cannot accept responsibility for cards issued with a shortened expiry date due to a previous qualification.
Commonly Asked Questions
What is a NRSWA Card?
Those who successfully complete the NRSWA course unit(s) will receive a Certificate of Competence which will need to be sent to the SWQR. They will then provide a plastic photo identification card that shows the qualification for each NRSWA unit. This is valid for 5 years.
What is SWQR?
Street Works Qualification Register – this holds the details of all NRSWA trained and qualified Supervisors and Operatives. It works closely with a number of awarding bodies including City & Guilds, LANTRA and SQA to ensure that every qualified individual has a durable card that can be produced on site if necessary, to prove their qualified status.
What is a NRSWA Reassessment?
You will need to undertake either an Operative or Supervisor Reassessment course when your card is due to expire. Candidates who let their card lapse will need to retake the full NRSWA training course(s) of their desired specialism in order to regain their certificate and card.
|Trainer||Course Title||Days||Price ex. VAT|
|NRSWA - New Road & Street Works Training - Unit 7 (Operatives) Reinstatement of Hot-Lay Bituminous Materials||1||from £245.00|
|NRSWA - New Road & Street Works Training - Unit 8 (Operatives) Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs||1||from £185.00|
|NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Operative Re-assessment||1 - 2||from £265.00|
|NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Operative Units 1-6 & 9||4 - 5||from £455.00|
|NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Operative Units 1-7 & 9 (Including Hot Lay)||5||from £580.00|
|NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Supervisor Re-assessment||1 - 2||from £265.00|
|GS509D||NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Supervisor Units 1, 10 - 14||5||£724.00|
|NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Supervisor Units 1, 10 - 14 & 16||4 - 5||from £455.00|
|NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Supervisor Units 1, 10 - 14 & 16 (Including Hot Lay)||5||from £704.00|
|NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Unit 10 - Signing, Lighting and Guarding - For Supervisors||1||from £155.00|
|L001TC||NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Unit 10 - Signing, Lighting and Guarding - For Supervisors - Foundation Course||2||£310.00|
|NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Unit 15 (Supervisors) Monitoring Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs||1 - 2||from £185.00|
|NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Unit 2 - Signing, Lighting and Guarding - For Operatives||1||from £155.00|
|L001TC||NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Unit 2 - Signing, Lighting and Guarding - For Operatives - Foundation Course||2||£310.00|
|V759EL||NRSWA - Unit 3 Re-Sit||1||£125.00|
|L001TC||NRSWA Operative Unit 7 (HOTLAY ONLY)||0||£35.00|
|NRSWA Unit 1 (LA) - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus||1||from £125.00|
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