CITB Courses

Temporary Works Coordinator

The Temporary Works Coordinator Training Course (TWCTC) is a two-day course used to educate the delegate to an assessed standard of knowledge of managing temporary works sites. The course also gives confidence to those who engage with contractors and senior management. This course has the support of a range of organisations including Temporary Works Forum, CECA, UKCG, HSE and FMB.

How long is the Temporary Works Coordinator course?
This is a two-day training course.

Who should attend the course?
Anyone who has the responsibility of managing all forms of temporary works.

Is the course accredited?
Yes, this course is CITB accredited.

When does my Temporary Works Coordinator certificate expire?
This certificate is valid for five years and is renewable after expiry.

Temporary Works Coordinator

Delivery Options

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

Public Classroom Courses

Temporary Works Coordinator training is available to attend in the classroom in our training venues nationwide. The tutor delivers the course in a physical classroom format to a group of up to 20 people.

We have various public dates available to book throughout the year. Classroom courses can be booked over the phone or online by delegates themselves or companies booking on behalf of their employees. Our full list of Temporary Works Coordinator courses is available to view live on our website here.

Remote Learning

Sometimes attending external training can be time-consuming and costly. It isn’t always easy to take out a whole two days to travel to an external training course. In 2020 we introduced the Remote Temporary Works course, this course cuts out any need for travel expense because it is all delivered online. The course is hosted on an online virtual classroom using Zoom, delegates simply log into the course using the link provided on the course start time. All that is required is a device with a microphone, a camera, a screen and a connection to the internet. CITB introduced this delivery format to their courses in 2020 and it has proven very popular. The content covered is the same as the classroom course and delegates can still interact as they would in the classroom. Delegates are provided with a downloadable digital copy of the coursebook and the final exam is completed online.

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

In-house Courses

We can also organise the Site Safety Plus Temporary Works Coordinator course to be delivered on an in-house basis. In-house courses can be delivered in either the classroom, remote learning or in a venue of your choosing. CITB scheme rules require a minimum of 4 delegates and no more than 20 delegates, 10 for a remote course. Bear this in mind when enquiring about in-house training. We price our in-house courses on a case by case basis, taking into account the location of training, number of delegates and delivery method. If you would like us to quote, simply complete the in house training enquiry form on this page and one of the team will be in touch.

Entry Requirements

Delegates must have an understanding of spoken and written English. We also suggest that the attendee has a decent background knowledge of temporary works. 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 Temporary Works Coordinator course cover?

The content covered by the CITB course includes:

  • Various groups and types of Temporary Works.
  • The importance of the “4Cs” when it comes to managing temporary works: communications, cooperation, coordination and competency.
  • Understanding the role of a Temporary Works Co-ordinator and why they are needed.
  • Understanding the roles of others on a temporary works site.
  • The code of best practice for temporary structures on building sites; BS5975.
  • Legislation and relevant codes of practice
  • How to manage the temporary works process.
  • Standard solutions and guidance design documents.
  • Risk assessments and method statements

This course is not a Temporary Works Awareness course. This course is used to educate the delegate on the coordination of temporary works. Attendance of this course does bestow the delegate as a competent Temporary Works Co-ordinator. This comes from gaining experience, training and education and should be judged by a Designated Individual (DI).

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the delegate will understand the safety and business importance of proper temporary works coordination. They will have improved knowledge of safety management process outlined in BS5975.

To find out more about temporary works you can also take a look at our informative blog here.

What is Required to Pass the CITB Temporary Works Coordinator Course?

To complete the course you will need to get 72% or above in the final exam. The trainer encourages the delegates to be interactive and involved throughout the training. Some self-study may be required outside of the course.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, the course is grant claimable. CITB registered companies can claim £70 grant for each delegate that attends the TWCTC. To claim the grant, the company name and CITB Levy number must be included on the delegate information form either at the time of booking or on the day of the course.

Further Development

The CITB certificate is valid for 5 years. Also, the certificate can only be renewed by doing the course again.

Temporary works coordination requires knowledge of construction safety and supervisory skills. These skills can be developed by attending the SSSTS course.

Delegates may also want to gain the relevant skills card to advance further. By completing the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision they can obtain the Advanced CSC Craft Card. Alternatively, the Gold Supervisory Card can be obtained by completing the NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision.


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