This NRSWA Reassessment course provides SWQR-equipped operatives and supervisors on highways with a means of refreshing their existing qualification without attending the NRSWA for Operatives or NRSWA for Supervisors training course all over again.
How Long Does the NRSWA Reassessment Course Last?
The NRSWA Reassessment course lasts for two days and can accommodate up to sixteen people. Lunch is served on both days, and its cost is included.
What Happens During the Course?
Attendees to the course will be given a refresher on the basics of highway work via a combination of face-to-face instruction and PowerPoint presentations. The NRSWA Reassessment course is divided into discrete units, with both operatives and supervisors required to take the first. The remaining units are then split between the two categories of worker.
The first unit, undertaken by both groups, is called ‘Location of underground apparatus’. The following units are as follows:
- Signing, lighting and guarding
- Excavation in the highway
- Reinstatement of sub-base and road-base in non-bituminous materials
- Reinstatement & compaction of backfill materials
- Reinstatement of cold-lay bituminous materials Monitoring reinstatement in bituminous materials
- Reinstatement of hot-lay bituminous materials Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs
- Reinstatement of concrete slabs Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways
- Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways
- Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding
- Monitoring evacuation in the highway
- Monitoring reinstatement & compaction of backfill materials
- Monitoring reinstatement of sub-base and road-base in non-bituminous materials
- Monitoring reinstatement in bituminous materials
- Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs
- Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways
How is Success Determined?
Students will take a short written test at the end of each unit. You’ll need to answer ten questions over the course of thirty minutes or less. Get eight of them right, and you’ll pass. Testing is conducted in silence, and communication with other candidates is forbidden. Should you fail any of the units, you’ll be able to take the tests again once the NRSWA Reassessment course is finished – though only a maximum of two units can be re-sit in this way.
Am I Eligible to Attend the Training?
Only workers with active SWQR cards need apply. If your card is expired, you’ll need to take the course over again to earn it back. Given that the tests are in English, you’ll need to speak the language in order to apply. Once you’ve passed every module, a new SWQR card will be issued to you.