Where can I get my NRSWA card?

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Where can I get my NRSWA card - Project Skills Solutions

If you are asking ‘Where can I get my NRSWA card?’ Then you have come to the right place!

You can get a NRSWA card by completing a NRSWA Course. NRSWA Courses run NRSWA courses UK wide with courses running weekly. Courses can be booked direct online. Book with confidence as NRSWA Courses is part of the Project Skills Solutions family.

Where can I take a NRSWA course?

NRSWA Courses have the widest network of training centres in the UK, with over 30 different locations where you can complete the units you need to get your NRSWA card.

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Northumberland
  • Bedworth Coventry
  • Bighton Hill, Hampshire
  • Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire
  • Birmingham (B27)
  • Birmingham (Midlands)
  • Brentwood
  • Bristol
  • Caldicot, South Wales
  • Chelmsford, Essex
  • Codford, Warminister
  • Corby, Northampton
  • Derby
  • Doncaster
  • Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh, West Lothian
  • Farnham, Surrey
  • Gillingham, Kent
  • Horsham, West Sussex
  • Kent, Westerham
  • Lancashire
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Pulborough, West Sussex
  • Rainham, Essex
  • Somerset
  • Tadley, Hampshire
  • Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
  • Wickford, Essex
  • Wokingham

All the training venues are accredited centres only a short distance from major roads and most will run a course on a weekly basis.

What course do I need to get my NRSWA card?

All unit combinations are available so whether you are looking to complete the NRSWA Operative or NRSWA Supervisor or the NRSWA Re Assessment training we will have an option for you.

NRSWA Operative Course

This course includes all the NRSWA operative units (if you need hot-lay, please contact us to make sure your chosen centre is able to complete this unit on your course) and is aimed at those who will be undertaking work on the road that includes excavating and reinstating the road and pathways.

NRSWA Supervisor Course

This course includes all the NRSWA supervisor units (the hot-lay unit is always included in supervisor training) and is aimed at those who will be supervising operatives. You can complete both the operative course and the supervisor course to be qualified to do both. However, on site you are either an operative or a supervisor – you can’t supervise yourself.

NRSWA Card Reassessments

You need to renew your qualifications every 5 years if you are going to continue to work on the highway. You cannot work on the highways without an in-date card. However, you are able to take a reassessment course up to 5 years after the expiry date on your card without having to retake the entire course again.

I don’t excavate the highway

Some people only require unit O1 or S1 for their job. This is the Signing, Lighting and Guarding unit and can be taken on its own over a 2-day course. This course is aimed at those that set out temporary roadwork layouts for the public. This unit was previously called unit 2 and chapter 8. There is even an individual reassessment course for this unit.

Booking your NRSWA Course

If you aren’t quite sure which NRSWA units you need to complete or you have any questions, you can call our friendly training team, chat to us on our website or use the contact form and we will get in touch with you.

Our course prices include all of the certification and the street works card.

10 Responses to “Where can I get my NRSWA card?”

  1. Ade Tai

    I am trying to change to construction and I will like to know which i NRSWA course is advisable for me to do.and the cost implication?

    • Amy Glover

      Hi Ade,
      Thank you for getting in touch with us. NRSWA courses are for those that work on the highways, if you are looking for a career in construction then you might be better off looking at a CITB course and earning a green CSCS Labourer’s Card. I have forwarded your details to the training team who will get in contact with you – as a few more details about your goals will help us find the right course for you.

  2. Bradley Hine-Roberts

    Hi I’m looking to do a course that covers drop curbs and looking for the Swindon course.
    Many thanks Brad

    • Thomas Williamson

      Hi Brad,

      For that you will need to do the full 5 day operative course. Our team will be happy to discuss everything with you and get you booked on as soon as possible. Give them a call on 0800 0213 263.


  3. Rodel Galut

    Hi I’m Rodel from Phillipines, inquire about the requirements for NRSWA courses. Please guide me to pass these course as pre requisite of my employment . Most of the companies under UK telecom require these card as qualified OSP supervisor.

  4. Justin Dooley

    I am interested in completing my nrswa ticket i live in erdington,b’ham it would be helpful knowing the cost and location of test centres etc my no is 07542 416 945 .many thanks.

    • Thomas Williamson

      Hi Justin, I’ll have the team get in touch with you to discuss NRSWA options in your area. Thanks


  5. Lorraine YOUNG

    Hi can you advise how much the NSWRA Supervisor course is please. Would i need to do any other courses before obtaining the supervisor card.

    • Nisha Dhingra

      Hi Lorraine,

      The NRSWA course cost can differ for the various locations we have available.

      For a further breakdown, please click on the link below where you will find the costs of the course for all the locations –


      In addition, you will not need to take any other course in order to obtain the supervisor card, although it may be useful if you have some previous knowledge of a NRSWA course.

      The customer service team here at Project Skills Solutions will email you shortly, giving further, in-depth details of the NRSWA Streetworks Supervisor course so any concerns will be clarified.

      Here at Project Skills Solutions we aim to provide you with the learning experience possible!

      Kind regards,

      Project Skills Solutions


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Very pleasant people to work with, very helpful. Will definitely be going back for further training in future. Thank you

Paul French – NRSWA Operative

Project Skills Solution are excellent, easy to book a course through, people attending course’s report back that the course’s are delivered well. All certificates arrive promtly.

Rob Bennie – NRSWA Operative

I only use PSS for our NRSWA courses now. they have locations to suit our field workers all over the country and fast and efficient booking with clear directions and joining instructions.

Carol Richardson

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