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The CITB Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme or (SEATS) is a one-day training course that focuses on construction site environmental issues.

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How long is the SEATS course?
This is a one-day training course delivered over approximately 7.5 hours.

Who should attend the SEATS?
Site Managers and Supervisors who need an introduction to environmental issues on construction sites.

Is the SEATS course accredited?
Yes, this course is CITB accredited, part of the Site Safety Plus suite of courses.

When does my SEATS certificate expire?
The SEATS certificate expires after five years, to remain SEATS certified you will need to attend the course again.


Delivery Options

This course can be delivered via both classroom-based or Online / Remote Learning.

Public Classroom Courses

CITB’s SEATS course is available to attend in the classroom in our training venues across the country. Delegates will attend the course in a traditional classroom setting with a SEATS approved trainer and up to 12 delegates.

Delegates can book themselves onto the live course dates plotted through the year, or their company can do it for them. To book a classroom-based course, call the 3B Training team to book over the phone or book online via the website. All of our upcoming CITB SEATS course dates can be found here.

Remote Learning

Remote CITB SEATS courses are delivered online via the video conferencing software Zoom. Remote Learning SEATS courses allow delegates to attend the course from their workplace or home; eliminating the need to travel to a training venue. To access the course, delegates have to log into the course with the link provided through a device with a screen, microphone and camera. Due to the nature of the course, delegates will need to be connected to the internet to access the virtual classroom. The course delivery isn’t too indifferent to the classroom; they will be able to interact with other delegates and the tutor and will have access to a downloadable copy of the learning materials. The final exam will also be completed online.

We have multiple course dates available to book online or over the phone for this course.

In-house Courses

We can also arrange for the SEATS course to be delivered as an in-house course specifically for your company. This course can be delivered in one of our classrooms, remotely or in a venue of your choosing. In-house training can be beneficial for this course, as the content can include company-specific examples. For us to arrange this course for you, you must have a  minimum of 4 delegates and no more than 12 delegates. We price each in-house course individually depending on location, number of delegates and location. Complete the in house training enquiry form on this page, and one of the team will be in touch to provide a quote.

Entry Requirements

The delegate must have a good knowledge of written and spoken English. Photographic ID and the delegates national insurance number must be provided on the first day of the course.

To attend the Remote Learning course, delegates must have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone that uses a microphone and webcam.

Course Content

What does the SEATS Course cover?

The Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme or (SEATS) is designed to provide delegates with the necessary environmental awareness that the sub-contract chain needs to prove to major contractors. The course also covers all the knowledge needed for delegates to attend the new Health, Safety and Environment Test.

The content covered by the course includes:

  • How to deliver best practice and legal compliance.
  • Why the environment matters.
  • Environmental management systems.
  • Management of waste.
  • Prevention of pollution and how to manage water systems.
  • How to be a good neighbour: statutory nuisance, communication, archaeology and heritage.
  • Management of energy and resources.
  • How to be responsible for environmental issues.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the delegate will:

  • Have the basic environmental knowledge that is required from major contractors.
  • Have up to date knowledge of environmental sustainability.
  • Understand and be able to carry out best-practice methods on-site to minimise environmental impact and make improvements where possible.
  • Be able to monitor acceptable and relevant legislation.
  • Have a greater knowledge of how construction impacts the environment.

What is Required to Pass the SEATS Course?

Delegates on the course will learn all the subject matter, legislation and best practice through a range of case studies, group work, classroom discussions and individual/group presentations. The tutor will assess the delegate throughout the day, and at the end of the course, they will also complete a multiple-choice test.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, CITB registered companies can claim £30 per delegate who completes the course. For the grant to be claimed the company name and CITB levy number must be included on the delegates information form which is completed before or on the first day of the course.

Further Development

The SEATS course is aimed at those in a supervisory role; therefore, the SSSTS course would complement this qualification. It may be beneficial to attend this course to develop your broader health and safety knowledge as a Site Supervisor.

If you are looking to progress further, you may want to attend the SMSTS course. This course will cover the health, safety and environmental duties of Site Manager.


Next Available Courses

  • Online Learning - 10 Dec 2020

    £158.00 + VAT

  • Online Learning - 11 Dec 2020

    £158.00 + VAT

  • Online Learning - 07 Jan 2021

    £158.00 + VAT

  • Wigan - 12 Jan 2021

    £158.00 + VAT

  • Durham - 12 Jan 2021

    £158.00 + VAT

  • Leeds - 20 Jan 2021

    £158.00 + VAT

  • Online Learning - 21 Jan 2021

    £158.00 + VAT

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