Workplace Safety

New Roads and Streetworks – Refresher

The purpose of this course is to equip you to be ready to confidently undertake the NRSWA re-assessment test which consists of 10 different multiple choice questions on each unit. On the completion of this course, you will have the knowledge to be able to undertake the renewal test that is required by the New Roads and Street Works Act of 1991 which is the legal framework for Street works in England.






2 Days

Valid for

5 Years

About this course

During April 2010 new rules were introduced that means holders of NRSWA cards would need to undertake a re-assessment of their skills before they could renew their existing card. The course is designed to prove an Operatives or Supervisors competency by re-assessing the core units they hold on their existing NRSWA card. Utility & Highways maintenance operatives and supervisors carry out the vital task of repairing and maintaining the UK’s highway infrastructure and it is a legal requirement in England that people carrying out works on the highways hold the SWQR card.

The NRSWA Refresher course is designed to refresh your knowledge of the content for the operative or supervisor (as applicable) as follows:

  • Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
  • Signing, lighting and guarding units
  • Excavation in the road/highway
  • Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials
  • Reinstatement of sub-base and road-base in non-bituminous materials
  • Reinstatement of cold-lay bituminous materials
  • Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways

Units that may also be included:

  • Reinstatement of hot-lay bituminous materials
  • Reinstatement of concrete slabs

Who this course is for

You can attend this course if your existing card has no more than six months to expire or your card has an expiry date is no longer than 4 months from the date of passing the course. If your card expired longer than 4 months ago you will need to attend the full 5-day NRSWA course. Candidates attending this course will need to have a good understanding of written and spoken English.


This a classroom based course with refresher training delivered prior to the candidate undertaking the examination.


On successfully passing this course you will gain a SQA certificate the Street Works Qualifications Register Card.


This course is delivered in the classroom by an experienced street Works tutor. To successfully pass the course you must achieve an 80% pass rate on 10 separate multiple choice questions that relate to the units on your street works card. Your tutor will deliver a period of training on one unit and when ready you will be asked to take the multiple choice test paper on the unit you have just received training on. This format is followed over a two day period until you have taken all 10 units tests.

Additional Information

This course can be delivered at your location if you have a suitable classroom/training room facility and you have the minimum amount of delegates to make it financially viable. Please contact us for information if you are unsure about the suitability of your own location. The course can also be taken at any number of locations throughout England where open courses are offered.

Check price and availability

  • A member of our training team will contact you with course details, locations and prices.

Entry Requirements

It is important that all delegates have a good understanding of spoken and written English and have the operating experience as described in the ‘Introduction’ of this course overview. Candidates must have passed the CSCS H&S touch screen test within two years of taking the CPCS technical test.