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CITB Temporary Works Supervisor - Open Course

Open courses

From £245 + VAT

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From £450 + VAT

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What is the CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Refresher Open Course?

An Open Course is run face-to-face in a classroom. Join other delegates and your trainer in one of our venues across the UK to gain your Temporary Works Supervisor qualification.

A Temporary Works Supervisor ensures the safe application and operation of temporary works on a construction site. Temporary Works Supervisors will oversee the installation, use and removal of temporary works, conduct regular inspections and checks of the temporary works and provide guidance and instruction to workers involved in the temporary works.

The Temporary Works Supervisor Course is aimed at those who have or want to have, a supervisory role in temporary works on construction sites.

By the end of the Temporary Works Supervisor course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Temporary Works Supervisor and you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively oversee temporary works and contribute to a safe and successful construction project.

CITB Temporary Works Supervisor - Key Information

What will I learn on the CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Course?

On receiving payment for your Temporary Works Supervisor Course, an email with your ‘course joining instructions’ is sent to you.

This document includes the following details:

  • Your chosen course date
  • Course start time at your chosen venue
  • Address of your chosen venue, including a map screenshot
  • Details of what to do if you need any special requirements to complete the course

You need to bring photographic ID, such as a driving licence or passport with you.

Lunch is not included, so please provide your own.

CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Course Content

The course is split into 5 modules:

Module 1 – What are temporary works?

  • Describe the different types of temporary works and solutions to problems that temporary works offer building projects

Module 2 – The history of temporary works

  • How legislative framework was created for temporary works to promote a safety-conscious process
  • The hazards, risks and causes of failure in temporary works
  • How to avoid failure of temporary works, focussing on the 4Cs

Module 3 – Who is involved in temporary works?

  • Describe the key roles and responsibilities for managing and implementing temporary works

Module 4 – Planning Temporary Works

  • management and control of design of temporary works
  • How the Temporary Works Supervisor supports the Temporary Works Coordinator in the management and control of temporary works
  • Key processes that form a safe system of work
  • The importance of risk classification and the impact of this on design and risk management

Module 5 – Managing the construction, erection and dismantling of temporary works

  • The key considerations which will help a Temporary Works Supervisor support the Temporary Works Coordinator in the coordination, supervision and checking of works on site during the construction, erection and dismantling of temporary works

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Assessment and Certification

You will be continually assessed throughout your course by the trainer that you understand the course material and that you are getting involved in activities and discussions. In addition, you will take a formal exam. The exam is 45 minutes long and consists of 19 multiple-choice and 3 written answer questions. The exam is open book, which means that you are allowed to use your course workbook (including any notes that you have written in it) for your exam.

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

What happens if I fail the CITB Temporary Works Supervisor 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 those who support Temporary Works Coordinators with their role 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 training courses.

Is this course CITB approved?

Yes this course and content is approved by the CITB.

What does CITB stand for?

Construction Industry Training Board

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.

Do I get a workbook for my course?

For some courses, you will be sent a PDF workbook, which is easy to take with you to work or site (on a mobile device) and has a much smaller carbon footprint for the environment. For CITB courses, you will be sent a link to access workbooks for your course. If you need access to a physical copy of your workbook and you have been sent a PDF copy, contact a member of our team using the online chat by phone (0800 0213 263) or email us to see how we can accommodate you.

How long will my certificate take after completing the course?

Your course assessment results are entered on the CITB system within 5 working days of completing the course. You will then receive an electronic certificate a few days after your results are entered on the system. If you need your certificate to work, we can send you an email to confirm you have passed your course. This should satisfy your employer until you receive your certificate. 

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