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CITB SEATS

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From £175 + VAT

Traditional classroom available UK wide

Group / Onsite

From £225 + VAT

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What is SEATS Training?

By completing the CITB SEATS (Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme) training course, you’ll understand all relevant legislation that affects the environment in the building and construction industry.

With the knowledge that the SEATS course will provide you with, you will be able to identify, control and reduce the environmental impact of your work. Subcontractors are often asked to prove to major contractors their understanding of their environmental impact and their dedication to reducing that impact. The CITB SEATS course covers the environmental aspects of the new HS&E touch screen test and will give you the proof you need for major contractors of your environmental knowledge.

Who is SEATS Training for?

The CITB Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS) course is designed for supervisors or those about to step into a supervisory role.

CITB SEATS - Key Information

What will I learn on the CITB SEATS Course?

You will cover the following content on the CITB SEATS course:

  • supervise and protect the environment through legal provisions
  • protect the eco-system – the relationships and interactions between animals, plants (flora and fauna) and organisms and their environment
  • follow environmental management systems and processes to mitigate environmental damage
  • play their part in reducing statutory nuisance and disturbance to neighbours
  • manage the impact that archaeology and heritage can have on construction
  • control water consumption and reduce the impact construction has on natural water supplies
  • implement control measures to prevent the pollution of watercourses
  • identify ethically sourced timber though the chain of custody entering site
  • identify, control and manage contamination on brownfield sites
  • classify, segregate and properly dispose of waste

Choose a course option

All of our courses are delivered with the same level of information and support, so you can choose the style of training that best suits your environment.

Our prices include:

  • Certificates

  • Exams

  • Course materials

Open courses

Traditional Classroom

From £175 + VAT

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Benefits

  • 7 courses available

  • Face-to-face learning

  • Interactive group activities

  • Immediate results and feedback

  • Meet others in your industry

Group / Onsite

Trainer comes to you

From £225 + VAT

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Benefits

  • Bespoke to your team

  • Tailored scenarios

  • Familiar learning environment

  • Cost-effective team training

  • Choose your group size

What is the Site Safety Plus Scheme?

The Site Safety Plus Scheme provides the framework for the building, civil engineering and allied industries training and career development. The training follows industry standards and laws to make sure everyone knows the most important safety rules. The CITB SEATS course is part of the Site Safety Plus Scheme.

Other courses offered within Site Safety Plus include:

  • Health and Safety Awareness (HSA): teaching basic safety on construction sites
  • Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS): for supervisors and managers
  • Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Refresher
  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Refresher
  • Temporary Works Co-ordinator Training Course (TWCTC)

Contact our team today to find out more about the Site Safety Plus Scheme and what CITB courses you or your company could benefit from.

CITB SEATS Course Content

The course is split into 9 modules:

  • Module 1 – Sustainable construction and the environment
  • Module 2 – Environmental management systems
  • Module 3 – Archaeology and heritage
  • Module 4 – Ecology and biodiversity
  • Module 5 – Statutory nuisance
  • Module 6 – Water management and pollution control
  • Module 7 – Resource management
  • Module 8 – Soil management and contamination control
  • Module 9 – Waste and material management

These modules cover a number of topics including:

  • Recognising the significance of addressing environmental issues
  • The need for establishing environmental management systems
  • Best practice for environmental safety in the workplace
  • Compliance with environmental regulations
  • Effective techniques for proper waste management
  • Issues relating to being a considerate ‘neighbour’ including heritage, communication, archaeology and statutory nuisance
  • How to manage energy and resources efficiently, promoting sustainability
  • Guidance on being a responsible contractor on environmental concerns and issues that arise
  • Understand the impact of these important issues on construction site operations

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Assessment and Certification

You will be assessed throughout the day by the trainer that you understand the course material and involve yourself in the activities and discussions during the training. In addition, you will also sit a formal test. The test is made up of 22 multiple-choice questions and 3 multiple-response questions. You will have 30 minutes to complete the test. You must get a score of at least 24/30 (80%) to pass.

You will receive a digital certificate usually within 2 weeks of completing your course.

What happens if I fail the CITB SEATS Assessment?

In the event that delegates fail a CITB assessment paper and they qualify to do a re-sit assessment, the assessment paper can ONLY be taken on the same day.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, although you will need a good understanding of spoken and written English.

This course has been developed with construction site supervisors and managers in mind, if you have any worries or concerns about your suitability for this course, please call or chat with us online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions we frequently get asked about our CITB SEATS training course.

What ID can I use for my CITB course?

When you attend a CITB Site Safety Plus course you need provide a form of photographic ID such as:
  • Passport: A valid passport of any nationality of the delegate – must not be more than 6 months out of date
  • Photo Card Driving Licence: A valid UK only driving licence with a photograph of the delegate – must not be more than 6 months out of date
  • Non UK Driving Licence: Showing a photograph of the delegate – must not be more than 6 months out of date
  • Work ID Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate – must not be more than 6 months out of date (if applicable) and refer to the delegates present employer
  • EU Country ID Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate – must be no more than 6 months out of date
  • CITB Scheme Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate – must be no more than 6 months out of date. Acceptable CITB Scheme cards include CSCS, CPCS, CISRS
  • Student ID Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate, as well as year of study (e.g. 2018/2019 or expiration date and name of the institution of study) – must be no more than 6 months out of date
  • Citizen Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate and be no more than 6 months out of date
  • Proof of Age Card: Cards issued nationally in the UK by VALIDATE UK, bearing the PASS hologram bearing a photograph of the delegate
  • Young Scots Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate – must be no more than 6 months out of date
  • British Armed Forces Card/Veterans Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate and for an employee or former employee of the Armed Forces only (not a dependent or spouse) – must be no more than 6 months out of date
If a delegate does not hold any of the above ID documents they will need to complete a waiver form.

Can I have help with any reading or writing on my course?

If you have any concerns about possible assistance you might need during the course or assessment, contact our team using the online chat, by phone or email us to discuss what your options are, as there are some courses that can not offer assistance without applying to the awarding body in advance of the course. If you think that you will need support with reading or writing, please let our team know as soon as possible before the course starts, so that we can make suitable arrangements for you.

What happens if I fail the CITB course assessment?

In the event that delegates fail a CITB assessment paper and they qualify to do a re-sit assessment, the assessment paper can ONLY be taken on the same day if you are attending an open course or a virtual course. If you complete your course via e-learning, then you will be presented with your options to resit the exam via the CITB e-learning platform.

Can I cancel my booking?

We require 21 days' notice before the course is due to start for all cancellations, if you cancel between 15 and 21 days before the course is due to start we can refund 60% of your course fee. Unfortunately, if you do not give us at least 15 days' notice we cannot guarantee any of your course fees will be refunded. We will try everything we can to recover your course fee, including selling your course place to another delegate, where in this instance, we can recover your course fee. Where a cancellation is requested outside of the 21 days notice required, these are handled on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to read our terms and conditions, these can be downloaded here.

What does CITB stand for?

Construction Industry Training Board

When will my CITB certificate expire?

The CITB Site Safety Plus suite of courses have 5 year expiry dates on their certificates. This includes the following courses delivered by Project Skills Solutions:
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Temporary Works Coordinator
  • SSSTS
  • SSSTS Refresher
  • SMSTS
  • SMSTS Refresher