New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

SQA – Operative



5 Days



CTSS Training Centre


£695 plus vat
Additional units £83.50 plus vat per unit



On successful completion of all modules, certification will be provided by SQA along with a competence card from the Street Works Qualification Register.


Who Should Attend?

Operator qualification will involve any persons required to enter public highways, roads or streets to include machine operators, surfacers, pavers, utility operations, contractors connecting services, drainage firms. A qualified Supervisor must be available to supervise all street-works operations.


Operative Modules
001 Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
002 Signing, lighting and guarding- can be completed separately
003 Excavation in the highway
004 Re-instatement and compaction of backfill materials
005 Re-instatement of sub-base and road base in non-bituminous materials
006 Re-instatement in cold-lay bituminous materials
009 Re-instatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways

Each candidate will be required to produce a written portfolio in order for the Assessor to complete the assessment in line with the requirements of SQA.

All Other Courses

Street Works

Under current UK regulations, any person required to carry out any work on the Highway, footways or their curtilage must be trained and assessed as competent and hold a Vocational Qualification in the work they will undertake.

The minimum level of qualification is the SQA New Roads & Street Works certificate, to either supervisor or operative level. Obtaining it will involve an element of formal training followed by practical exercises and on-site assessment.

•    Operative units 001-006,009
•    Supervisor units 001,010-014
•    Signing, Lighting & Guarding (Operative unit 002, Supervisor unit 010)
•    CAT & Genny (Unit 001)

•    New Roads and Street Works

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Safety Courses
Plant Machinery

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 requires that anyone operating Plant and Machinery on site must be competent to do so. We offer 2 assessment schemes to enable you to demonstrate competence.

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