New Roads & Street Works Act (NRSWA) Signing, Lighting & Guarding (Unit 2)

Course Overview

Who Should Attend?

This Signing, Lighting and Guarding training course is designed for Operatives and Supervisors who must erect or monitor the erection of signing, lighting, and guarding for work on the roadways and highways.

A training group may contain only Operatives however, a minimum of 2 Operatives must be available for Supervisors to carry out observation exercises for monitoring signing, lighting, and guarding activities, which enables the most effective development of these candidates.

Course Information

Signing, Lighting and Guarding training course content:

  • New Roads and Street Works Act
  • Basic principles of signing, lighting, and guarding
  • Traffic control measures
  • Practical use of the Code of Practice
  • Portable traffic lights
  • Practical use of equipment


By the end of the Signing, Lighting and Guarding training course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of the NRSW Act and standards prescribed by City & Guilds
    • Identify and use correct traffic control measures
    • Erect and dismantle signing, guarding, and lighting safely and in accordance with the supporting Code of Practice
    • Correctly and confidently operate the equipment used


A high proportion of discussion and simulated assessments supplemented with video and classroom-based tutorials and progress tests.

Please note, Operatives will be assessed by way of practical tests and oral questioning and Supervisors by written assignments and observation exercises.


Learners will receive the Street Works Qualifications Register Card (SWQR) through Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) which is renewable every five years.

Course Details

  • Accreditation


  • Course Duration 1 Day
  • Validation Duration

    5 Years

  • Funding

    Funding Available

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Entry Requirements

Good understanding of spoken and written English

Available Dates

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Thursday 29 September 2022
1 day, 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
From £175.00
Friday 30 September 2022
1 day, 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
From £175.00