New Roads & Street Works Act (NRSWA) Refresher


City & Guilds or SQA

Course duration

2 Days

Certificate valid for

5 years

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Anyone carrying out work on the public highways must be reassessed every 5 years.

This two-day New Roads & Street Works Act (NRSWA) Refresher course is for both Operatives and Supervisors whose registration onto the Street Works Qualification Register as a qualified Supervisor or Operative is due to/or has expired. Reassessments cannot be completed earlier than six months prior to expiry and must be completed no later than six months after expiry.

Note: Applications to SWQR must be made within the 6 month after expiry period it is therefore suggested that candidates attend no more than 5 months past expiry. Should cardholders fail to complete within 5 months of expiry they will be required to retake the original units, the reassessment route will no longer be available to these cardholders.

Please note this presently applies to Highways England only, please ask for full details.

New Roads & Street Works Act (NRSWA) Refresher Course Objectives

  • Undertake refresher training on the units held and requiring reassessment
  • Undertake the reassessment question papers required.
  • Achieve the pass rate of 80% of the relevant question papers

New Roads & Street Works Act (NRSWA) Refresher Course Content

Delegates will receive refresher training prior to completing the multi-choice question papers to achieve the required 80% pass rate as determined by the awarding body for units the candidate wishes to re-accredit with Street Work Qualifications Register.

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, and to ensure the courses are fully delivered in accordance with the Scheme rules, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is sixteen.

This New Roads & Street Works Act (NRSWA) Refresher course allows you to update yourself through revision sessions prior to taking the written tests for the units you hold.

This is a classroom-based theory course followed by the completion of written tests.

A NRSWA training group may contain a mix of both Operatives and Supervisors. Sessions will be varied within the overall framework to allow the most effective development of the candidate.

Successful completion of the New Roads & Street Works Act (NRSWA) Refresher course will enable you to re-register on the Street Works Qualification Register (SWQR).

If you hold both Supervisor and Operative Cards you will only be able to refresh one Card per course.

This New Roads & Street Works Act (NRSWA) Refresher programme is designed for Supervisors or Operatives who are required by the New Roads and Street Works Act to demonstrate competence and be assessed prior to application to renew their Street Works Qualifications Registration Card. Successful completion will award candidates with a formal qualification and allow re-entry onto the Street Works Qualifications Register. The course designed to be theoretical and includes the mandatory reassessment question papers.