The NRSWA Supervisor Nottingham course is designed to provide experienced Supervisors with the additional training they need to take their career to the next level. Our course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure all excavation and reinstatement work is performed in accordance with the guidelines established by the New Roads and Street Works Act of 1991, while also adhering to industry best practices as enunciated by the Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).
Who is the course for
Road work Supervisors have a responsibility to ensure Operatives are performing their work in accord with NRSWA guidelines. But not all Supervisors have the necessary training. If you have not yet received proper NRSWA Supervisor certification this course is for you. Upon completion, you will have an authoritative command of the facts and be able to effectively monitor even the most complex job site to ensure NRSWA compliance.
The full 5 day NRSWA supervisor course in Nottingham is for anyone supervising all works on the road, including excavation, backfill, reinstatement and signing and guarding. A streetworks supervisor plans, monitors and supervises the works and the operatives. The supervisor does not undertake any physical works.
The course is delivered through a combination of classroom learning and practical activities at the NRSWA Nottingham centre over 5 days. You will then be required to complete assessments and a timed short exam for each unit.
After successful completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate from the awarding body, from one of the following; CABWI, SQA, Lantra or City and Guilds. You will then be registered on the Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR), and you will receive your own SWQR ID card.
How long does the qualification last
Your certificate and card are valid for 5 years and will show the units you are qualified in to work on the roads.
Is the Supervisor Nottingham course really necessary?
That depends on what you want from your job. If you want to advance and build a reputation for being a well-trained professional Supervisor then, yes. If you are content to let others advance while you tread water in your current position then, no.
Are there prerequisites for the NRSWA Supervisor course?
There are two primary prerequisites. First, you must be an experienced Supervisor with the ability to perform work to SQA standards. And second, you must have a command of basic English. If you are not sure you satisfy these requirements, call us before you reserve a place in the Supervisor Nottingham class.
What type of assessment is conducted during the course?
Participants in the NRSWA Supervisor Nottingham course are continually assessed throughout the duration of the course. This assessment is typically conducted by way of simulated situations and practical exercises. In addition, at the end of each unit, there is a brief exam that must be passed before the candidate can advance to the next unit.
NRSWA Streetworks Supervisor Units
Your full 5 day course will qualify you in the following units:
(Important: the numbers in brackets are the old streetworks unit numbers)
- LA (01) – Location & avoidance of underground apparatus
- S1 (10) – Monitoring, signing, lighting and guarding
- S2 (11) – Monitoring excavation in the highway
- S3 (12) – Monitoring reinstatement & compaction of backfill layer
- S4 (13) – Monitoring reinstatement of sub and road base in non bituminous material
- S5 (14) – Monitoring reinstatement of bituminous materials
- S6 (15) – Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs (subject to centre)
- S7 (16) – Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways
The NRSWA Supervisor Nottingham course will engage participants with a variety of discussion topics and group exercises. The classroom atmosphere is lively and interactive with candidates undergoing continuous assessment to ensure they are keeping up.