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CABWI is the awarding organisation for the water and utilities industry and was established in 1991.

CABWI is recognised by Ofqual to award regulated vocational qualifications such as the NRSWA Operatives and Supervisors course. Their course offering includes competence and knowledge based qualifications which are designed in consultation with industry specialists.

Their qualifications provide recognition of the vocational skills knowledge for those working in roles within the utilities sector.


  • NRSWA Operative Course

    A five day course suitable for those who carry out manual excavation and restoration of footpaths and highways.

  • NRSWA Reassessment

    Suitable for operatives and supervisors who want to renew their NRSWA certificate and SWQR card.

  • NRSWA Supervisor Course

    Five days of training that’s designed to educate supervisors on street works health and safety.

  • Signing, Lighting and Guarding Course

    A short course that’s designed to educate delegates on how to set out signs, cones, barriers and traffic lights on new roads and street works sites.


  • What does CABWI stand for?
    What does CABWI stand for?

    CABWI stands for Certification and Assessment Board for the Water Industry.

  • What is streetworks training?

    CABWI accredited NRSWA training is designed for operatives and supervisors who conduct work under the New Roads and Street Works Act.

    The course is delivered through a mix of theory and practical training.

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