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We’re always conscious about quality when it comes to our training. It’s why we provide high-quality, up to date machinery for your team to practice on. It’s why we host our training in excellent facilities, whether that’s at our flagship training centre in Corby or at one of the many sites we use across the UK.

We value engaging, interactive training that really does deliver results. It’s why we carefully select our trainers, testers and NVQ assessors not only for their experience but also for their friendly approach and conscientious attitude. Together this means your team will enjoy the best training for a better future.

Who’s it for?

The NRSWA Street Works for Operatives training course is for operatives who locate underground apparatus, set up equipment for works within the highway, or carry out excavation, backfill and reinstatement using cold-lay bituminous materials.

What qualification will I achieve?

On successful completion of the NRSWA training course candidates will have the skills and knowledge to carry out work to the standards required by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. This is the legal framework for street works.

You will receive a SCOTVEC card. Your details will also be added to the SWQR “The Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA).

The SWQR is maintained in Glasgow, at the invitation of the Department for Transport. The SWQR holds details of qualified Supervisors and Operatives who have gained the appropriate qualifications in relation to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA).

Operative units

  • Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (001)
  • Signing, Lighting and Guarding (002)
  • Excavation in the Road/Highway (003)
  • Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials (004)
  • Reinstatement of Sub-base and Roadbase in Non-Bituminous Materials (005)
  • Reinstatement in Cold-lay Bituminous Materials (006)
  • Reinstatement in Hot-lay Bituminous Materials (007)
  • Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs (008)
  • Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways (009)

Entry requirement checklist

In some instances, we may offer you additional training to ensure that you are at the required level to undertake the training.

Assessment and exams

  • Practical tasks and observation exercises
  • Classroom-based theory including written assignments


  • Five days

Delivery locations

  • Customer Site – Site must adhere to SQA specifications
  • Corby, Northamptonshire
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Birmingham, Midlands
  • Reading, Berkshire

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