NRSWA Streetworks Training - Supervisor Courses

NRSWA Supervisor courses in this category cover one or more units dependent on requirements as explained below.

NRSWA Supervisor Training courses are designed for Supervisors who are required to carry out their duties to standards 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 “street works training” or “street works supervisor 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.

There are 16 NRSWA course units of competence with the New Roads and Street Works Act. The unit referencing scheme was updated in April 2017, when the new regulations came into force in England, these being The Street Works (Qualifications of Operatives and Supervisors) (England) Regulations 2016. For clarity both the old numerical references and new alpha-numeric references are included below. Unit 1 (LA) is for Supervisors and Operators, Units 2-9 (O1-O8) are relevant to operators, and Units 10-16 (S1 - S7) are relevant to Supervisors.

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NRSWA Supervisor Courses

The NRSWA Street works Supervisor Course Units of competence are:

  • Unit 1 (LA) - Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • Unit 10 (S1) - Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding.
  • Unit 11 (S2) - Monitoring excavation in the highway.
  • Unit 12 (S3) - Monitoring reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials.
  • Unit 13 (S4) - Monitoring reinstatement of sub-base and road base in non-bituminous materials.
  • Unit 14 (S5) - Monitoring reinstatement in bituminous materials.
  • Unit 15 (S6) - Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs.
  • Unit 16 (S7) - Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways.


NRSWA Supervisor Course Unit Combinations:

  • Unit 1, 10, 11 - Monitoring excavation in the highway. 
  • Units 1, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 - Monitoring excavation, backfilling and reinstatement of construction layers with bituminous materials. 
  • Units 1, 10 and 14 - Monitoring reinstatement of construction layers in bituminous materials. 
  • Units 1, 10 and 15 - Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs. 
  • Units 1, 10 and 16 - Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways. 
  • Unit 10 only - Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding. 


The Category also includes supervisor street works courses for re-assessment.

NRSWA Reassessment Courses

NRSWA Reassessment or Requalification courses are for Supervisors who have successfully completed the full Unit courses but are close to the five-year expiry limit on their NRSW Card or individual unit Certification. Please see our NRSWA Reassessment Courses – Supervisors section if you need to sit a Reassessment NRSWA Street works Supervisor course.

Please note that whilst Reassessment courses can be taken up to five years after the expiry date on a NRSW card, the Supervisor in question will not be qualified to do their streetworks until they have successfully passed the Reassessment course. If more than five years has elapsed since the expiry date, they will be required to take the full NRSWA courses pertaining to their role again.


Important Note on NRSWA Scheme Rules for Operative/Supervisor Dual Cards

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.

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