Accredited to SQA, CITB, CAWBI or the relevant awarding body.

This 5-day full NRSWA operative course is for anyone who wants to undertake all of the physical works on the roads within the UK. Including excavation, backfill, reinstatement, signing, guarding and using tarmac and cold-lay materials.

Our comprehensive training programme is focused on reducing the risks of utility strikes in the construction and infrastructure industry. Our experienced team of trainers can support any candidate, regardless of their experience, to be fully competent to undertaking all the physical works on the roads of the UK.

There are 9 NRSWA operative units of competence with the New Roads and Street Works Act for Operatives to study.

Using a blended approach of onsite practical learning and theory in a classroom environment, our courses place a strong emphasis on safety to ensure candidates develop the right skills carry out excavation, backfill, reinstatement, signing, guarding, and using tarmac and cold lay materials.

This course can be delivered at the academy or on site if conditions are suitable.

Course Outline

NRSWA Street works Operative Units

Your full 5 day course will qualify you in the following units:
(Important: the numbers in brackets are the old street works unit numbers)

  • LA (01) – Location & avoidance of underground apparatus
  • O1 (02) – Signing, lighting and guarding
  • O2 (03) – Excavation in the highway
  • O3 (04) – Reinstatement & compaction of backfill materials
  • O4 (05) – Reinstatement of sub base & road in non bituminous materials
  • O5 (06) – Reinstatement of cold-lay bituminous materials
  • O6 (07) – Reinstatement of hot lay bituminous materials (subject to centre)
  • O7 (08) – Reinstatement of concrete slabs (subject to centre)
  • O8 (09) – Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footway

On Completion

Upon successful completion and achievement of this course, learners will be awarded from one of the following awarding bodies: CAWBI, SQA or City and Guilds. You will then be registered on the SWQR register and receive a card. This is valid for five years and must be renewed at that time.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for both new entrants and existing construction workers who want to undertake all the physical work on the roads within the UK..

All attendees are required to provide photographic identification prior to attending the course.

Course Duration

The minimum guided learning hours for a NRSWA operative all units streetworks is 5 days.