CITB Courses

Temporary Works Supervisor

The Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course (TWSTC) is a one-day course used to provide the delegate with knowledge of the Temporary Works Supervisor role. This course has the support of a range of organisations including Temporary Works ForumCECAUKCGHSE and FMB.

How long is the course?
This is a one-day course that equates to approximately 7.5 hours of learning.

Who should attend the Temporary Works Supervisor?
Agents, Managers, Supervisors who have experience of being responsible for temporary works.

Is the course accredited?
This is a Site Safety Plus CITB accredited course.

When does my Temporary Works Supervisor certificate expire?
The certificate expires after five years and can then be renewed by attending the course again.

Temporary Works Supervisor

Delivery Options

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

Public Classroom Courses

Classroom-based Temporary Works Supervisor courses are available throughout the country. The course is delivered in a  classroom environment in which the trainer presents the course for up to 20 delegates.

We have many public dates available over the year; this means delegates can book a place themselves or companies can book on behalf of their employees. One or more places on public classroom courses can be booked over the phone or directly on our website, all of our upcoming Temporary Works Supervisor course dates can be found here.

Remote Learning

Remote Learning TWSTC courses allow delegates to attend the course from home or the workplace. Remote courses remove the extra cost of travel to a physical venue and the time of having to leave home or work. These courses are delivered via a virtual classroom on Zoom in which the tutor presents the course live to the delegates. All delegates need to do to attend is log into the classroom at the courses start time with a device connected to the internet. The device must have a camera, microphone and screen.

The content covered mirrors the classroom version of the course. The only difference is the remote version is delivered by a tutor live over video rather than face-to-face. Delegates will still be able to interact with others during the course via video or webchat. All course materials are accessible; the only difference is that they come in the form of a downloadable pdf.  The exam is also delivered online; the delegates will fill in their answers electronically.

Like the classroom course, we have multiple course dates available to book online or over the phone for this course.

In-house Courses

This course can also be arranged to be delivered as an in-house course specifically for your delegates. We can deliver an in-house course at one of our venues or a venue of your choosing. This course can also be delivered in-house via remote learning. In-house training is particularly popular as it can be delivered on-site; this allows delegates to interact with each other and relate the content to their company processes and discuss them. A minimum of 4 delegates is required for the course and no more than 20 delegates for a classroom course or 10 for a remote course. We price our in-house courses on a case by case basis. The location, delivery method and the number of delegates will factor on the price of the training. For a quote, complete the in-house training enquiry form on this page, and one of the team will be in touch.

Entry Requirements

Delegates must also have a strong understanding of written and spoken English. You must also have experience in being responsible for managing all forms of temporary works, and an understanding of the relevant aspects of the BS 5975 revision material. 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 Supervisor course cover?

The content covered by the CITB training course includes:

  • The importance of communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competency (otherwise known as “the 4Cs”).
  • Risk management on a construction site – both business and safety-related.
  • The legal duties of a Temporary Works Supervisor.
  • The roles and duties of a Temporary Works Supervisor and the roles of others on site.
  • The relevant aspects of BS 5975+A1:2011.

This course is not a Temporary Works Awareness course. This course is only concerned with the supervising of temporary works. Attendance of this course does qualify the delegate as a Temporary Works Supervisor. This comes from gaining experience, training and education and should be judged by a Designated Individual (DI).

Course Objectives

By the end of the Construction Industry Training Board course, the delegate will understand the importance of temporary works and why they require careful supervision.  They will have improved knowledge of safety management process outlined in BS5975.

What is Required to Pass the Temporary Works Supervisor Course?

To pass the course successfully, the delegate will need to get 72% or above in the final exam. Delegates are therefore persuaded to interact and get involved throughout the course.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

£30 grant can be claimed per delegate who attends by a CITB registered company. 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

This CITB certificate will be valid for 5 years and can only be renewed by doing the course again.

If you are looking to advance as a manager or supervisor, you can pick up further role-related health and safety knowledge from the SMSTS and SSSTS.

If you re looking to obtain the Gold Supervisory CSC Card you can do so by completing NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision.


Next Available Courses

  • Online Remote Learning - 16 Dec 2020

    £246.00 + VAT 2 PLACES LEFT!

  • Online Remote Learning - 22 Dec 2020

    £246.00 + VAT 1 PLACE LEFT!

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