NRSWA Streetworks Course

Operative, Supervisor, Reassessments

DURATION: 1-5 Days


This NRSWA operative or NRSWA streetworks supervisor qualification, renewal or reassessment ensures all work on roads and infrastructure in the United Kingdom is carried out to a safe and high standard.

After successfully completing the course the NRSWA operative or NRSWA supervisor will have the skills to carry out streetworks to the standards required by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.


After successful completion of the course you will get a streetworks card showing the units you completed and your competence to work on the roads. Your NRSWA card is valid for 5 years.

On completion of the course candidates will be registered with SQA, CITB, CABWI or the relevant awarding body and receive certification. They will also receive a Streetworks register ID card that proves registration on the NRSWA register.


The course is generally completed through a combination of practical assessments and classroom learning.

Single Unit Courses

As well as the full operative, supervisor or reassessment courses we also offer single unit courses including:

NRSWA Unit 2 or 10 Traffic Management: Signing, Lighting and Guarding 

This single unit traffic management unit 2 course is for anyone who needs to set up signs, lighting or guarding on the road. The unit 10 supervisor course is for anyone who is supervising the setting up of signing, lighting and guarding on the streets. This qualification can be completed within one day.

Streetworks Unit 1: Cat and Genny Training

The unit 1 cat and genny training allows candidates to safely locate and avoid underground apparatus such as electrical cables, fiber optics and water mains. This qualification can be completed within one day.

To book or find out available dates call 0333 301 0226

NRSWA Streetworks Operative

The NRSWA operative course is for anyone who wants to undertake physical work on roads within the UK. Including excavation, backfill, reinstatement, signing, guarding and using tarmac and cold-lay materials.

NRSWA Streetworks Supervisor

The NRSWA streetworks supervisor training is for people moving in to a supervisor role. A streetworks supervisor is only allowed to monitor the activities of a streetworks operative and cannot undertake any physical work. On every live site, for operatives to carry out work there must legally be a streetworks supervisor present.

Please note: a person can have both the operative and supervisor qualifications which will allow them to supervise and carry out physical operative work at the same time. Previous experience of working on street works or on roads would assist the candidates but it is not essential.

Most candidates will either take an NRSWA operative or street works supervisor course. If you do the operative course it generally consists of units 1-6+9 or 1-7+9 depending on what kind of work you do. Most of our centres include the unit 7 hotlay or unit 14 for supervisors for free (usually £180+vat extra).

A streetworks supervisor course is generally units 1,10-14+16.

Other courses include: NRSWA streetworks reassessments, NRSWA renewals and individual units that traffic management and other companies may use.

If you are unsure just give us a call and our dedicated team can assist in finding the right course for you on 0333 301 0226.

Please download the course content, here.

If your location is not listed below just call us and we will have a centre nearby. Alternatively we can often do training on your site if you make a group booking.

  • Bristol
  • Birmingham
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Essex
  • Kent
  • Leicester
  • London
  • Liverpool
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Northampton
  • Nottingham
  • Scotland
  • Swindon
  • Sussex
  • Wakefield
  • York

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What do our customers say?

Our team have completed NRSWA streetworks courses for the largest highway and construction companies in the world including VINCI, Galliford Try, Morrisons Utilities, BT Openreach and many more.

Why Choose Us?

  • Flexible course dates including weekends
  • Fast track courses available
  • Highest pass rates
  • Prices include all cards, assessments and certification
  • Competitive prices
  • Expert training knowledge
  • Comprehensive course information

The NRSWA operative, supervisor or reassessment course or single course units can be taken at over 60 centres nationwide.

We also offer many more courses including NVQ’s, plant training, health and safety and other construction related courses. Call the number below and we can assess your training needs and book the right courses for you.

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