Construction & Utility Courses

NRSWA Supervisor Course

The NRSWA supervisor course is a five-day training course designed to educate supervisors on street works health and safety.

Overall, on this streetworks course, you will gain the skills to supervise street works set by NRSWA 1991.

With this knowledge, you will competently manage your safety and that of others, whilst working on a street works site.

Why Take the NRSWA Supervisor Course?

It is a legal requirement that you have a NRSWA qualification before working on a streetworks site as a supervisor.

The New Road and Street Works Act 1991 requires that streetworks are supervised by a person with a supervisor qualification.

As a supervisor, you will need to carry your swqr card with you whilst working on a streetworks site. Generally, you get your swqr card by attending and successfully passing a NRSWA supervisor course.

What Does the Streetworks Training Involve?

This streetworks supervisor course includes a theory session and practical training.

For full information on what’s covered in this NRSWA training course, read the course content section below.

Also, for street works supervisor questions and answers, check our FAQs below.

Benefits of this NRSWA Supervisor Course:

  • You will learn how to supervise operatives and work safely
  • Achieve a SWQR card that is valid for five years
  • Shows competence to employers
  • All in all, it increases your career prospects within the construction and infrastructure industries
The NRSWA supervisor course is a five-day training course designed to educate supervisors on street works health and safety.

NRSWA Supervisor course content

The following NRSWA (New Roads and Street Works Assessments) units are covered in this training:

  • LA – Location and avoidance of underground apparatus (CAT and Genny training– can be attended as an individual course)
  • S1 – Signing, lighting and guarding (can be attended as an individual course)
  • S2 – Monitoring excavation in the highway
  • S3 – Monitoring reinstatement and compaction of the backfill materials
  • S4 – Monitoring reinstatement of sub-base and base in a non-bituminous material
  • S5 – Monitoring reinstatement in bituminous materials
  • S7 – Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to perform supervisory duties to the level required by the NRSWA Act 1991. You will be able to monitor work activities but must not partake in the physical work yourself.

What is Required to Pass the NRSWA Supervisor Course?

Each unit has a practical and theory assessment.


Involves observing candidates and reporting on observed activity.


  • Invigilated open book exam
  • 45 minutes time limit
  • 80% pass mark needed to pass

How is the NRSWA Supervisor Course Delivered?

Public Classroom Courses

You can attend our NRSWA supervisor courses in a classroom at our Leigh venue.

Individuals and companies can book the courses available either over the phone or directly online through our website.

In-house Courses

The NRSWA supervisor courses can be delivered as an in-house course specifically for your delegates at our Leigh venue.

These in-house courses are classroom based, and we can arrange the course for a maximum of eight delegates per trainer.

For a quote, complete the enquiry form and one of our friendly team will be in touch.

We price each in-house course on a case by case basis. We would consider the course location and number of delegates for each quote.

How long does the NRSWA Supervisor Course Take?

This course is delivered over five days of practical and classroom learning.

NRSWA Supervisor course entry requirements

To enrol, you should be able to speak and understand English well.

PPE is required for the training and should include safety footwear, high visibility jacket, safety helmet, safety glasses, safety gloves and ear defenders. Please also bring footwear suitable for indoor use.

Is the NRSWA Supervisor Course Accredited?

This street works supervisor course is accredited by CABWI. You will receive a CABWI certificate upon successfully completing this course.

You will receive a certificate for each unit, as well as a Street Works Card, which is valid for five years.

Is this NRSWA Supervisor Course CITB Grant Claimable?

Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim for each delegate who successfully pass this course.

You can find the list of short courses and the grant amounts you can claim here: CITB Grant Value for Short Courses

NRSWA Supervisor Course FAQs

How long does a NRSWA Supervisor course certificate last?

The certificate lasts for five years

How do I renew my NRSWA Supervisor certificate?

To renew your certificate, you will need to complete a two-day NRSWA reassessment course.


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