Construction & Utility Courses

NRSWA Supervisor Training Course

NRSWA Supervisor is a training course designed to educate supervisors on street works’ health and safety. On the course, you will gain the skills to supervise street works to the standards set by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to competently manage the safety of yourself and others whilst reducing accidents and ensuring that you complete the project promptly.

For all street works supervisor questions and answers, fill the enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.

  • We deliver the course over five days of training
  • Learn how to supervise work for a safer site
  • Practical elements included
  • Available to complete as an in-house course
  • Valid for five years
NRSWA Supervisor course

NRSWA Supervisor Training course content

What does the NRSWA Supervisor course cover?

The course covers the following units through classroom-based learning.

  • 001 – Location & avoidance of underground apparatus (CAT and Genny training – can be attended as an individual course)
  • 002 – Signing, lighting and guarding (can be attended as an individual course)
  • 011 – Monitoring excavation in the highway
  • 012 – Monitoring reinstatement & compaction of the backfill layer
  • 013 – Monitoring reinstatement of sub and road base in a non-bituminous material
  • 014 – Monitoring reinstatement of bituminous materials (may not be included in the course)
  • 015 – Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs (may not be included in the course)
  • 016 – Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways

Please note: You may not complete all units at each centre. 3B Training provides further information.

Course Objectives

Upon completing the course, you will perform supervisory duties to the level required by the NRSWA Act 1991 and ACOP. You will be able to monitor work activities but must not partake in the physical work themselves.

What is Required to Pass the NRSWA Supervisor Course?

To pass the course, you will need to complete a multiple-choice written assessment paper.

How long is the NRSWA Supervisor course?

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

Why should I take this course?

Supervisors and operatives who monitor the work on the roadways and highways should attend the course.

The course will ensure that you know how to work under the New Roads and Street Works Act. By understanding the legislation, you will work competently, legally and lead your team effectively.

By attending the course, you will also make the street works site a safer place. In addition, you will know what equipment you need for the job and how to use it safely, therefore reducing accident and costly delays on site.

NRSWA Supervisor Training entry requirements

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

Without this, you may not pick up vital safety information on the course or communicate appropriately on a real-life site.

We can deliver the course at your site, subject to approval by the awarding body.

Where can I take this course?

In-house Courses

We currently only offer the New Roads and Street Works for Supervisors as an in-house course in the classroom. We work with a variety of NRSWA providers across the UK who deliver the course on our behalf.  We can arrange the course for a maximum of 8 delegates per tutor.

We price each in-house course on a case-by-case basis; we consider the course location and number of delegates for each quote. For a  quote, complete the in-house training enquiry form on this page.

Further development

Successful completion of the NRSWA Training course will result in you gaining a City & Guild or CABWI (location dependent) Street Works Card. The card is valid for five years. To renew, you will need to attend a 2-day requalification course.

If you work in a physical role, you may want to complete the NRSWA Operative course instead?  You will learn all the aspects needed to work safely on the street works site.

You can also attend individual units on their own such as CAT & Genny / Cable Avoidance and Signing, Lighting and Guarding. Please note you can attend these units as part of the NRSWA course or individually under 3B’s accreditation.

Is this 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


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