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CITB Temporary Works Coordinator - TWCTC

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CITB Temporary Works Coordinator - TWCTC

Qualification Title

CITB Temporary Works Coordinator Training Course - TWCTC


Those responsible for managing all forms of temporary works and require the knowledge to be able to develop their skills and knowledge in the risk management procedures.

Total Qual. Time

2 Days

Entry requirements

As a training provider, it is our responsibility to determine whether a learner is appropriate to attend the course. Learners will need to complete an Accreditation of prior experiential learning form (APEL) before attending the course
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About The Course

The two-day training course (TWCTC) is designed to assist those on site who have responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works and will provide you with up-to-date training on the procedures to be followed to mitigate risk during the planning, installation, maintenance, use and dismantling of temporary works in construction.

This training course is to give confidence to those responsible for monitoring and managing temporary works to ensure management systems are suitable and sufficient when undertaking temporary works on a project, it identifies and covers the risk and safety management processes outlined in the temporary works code of practice BS 5975.

The course will cover 5 modules of temporary works risk management to assist you through the Planning, Design and implementation stages, this will include identifying temporary works, preparing design briefs and establishing design check categories, Risk classification, permits, temporary works registers, design check certification, experience checks and all this encompasses the role of Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC).

• Module 1 – What are temporary works?
• Module 2 – The history of temporary works
• Module 3 – Who is involved with temporary works
• Module 4 – Planning temporary works
• Module 5 – Managing the construction, erection and dismantling of temporary works

Please note: this course alone does not prove competency as a Temporary Works Coordinator. This comes from a mixture of education, training and experience and should be judged by an appropriate individual.

Course Content

This course is endorsed by the Temporary Works Forum and the HSE and will enable learners to develop an understanding in the following topics:
Understand the need for and duties of a Temporary Works Co-ordinator
Understand other key roles involved in temporary works
Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of BS5975 in respect of this role
Other legislation and guidance that interact with temporary works
Understand the need for risk management.
The importance of the 4Cs: communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competence
Frequently asked questions
Are there any entry requirements for attending the course?
As on entry requirement learners should fill in and submit the form Link below:
Learners should also have a working knowledge of current health and safety legislation, those who have attended and passed a Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course will have gained the knowledge to meet the expectations of the course, but it’s not a mandatory requirement to have achieved the SMSTS to be able to attend this course.
Is there a refresher course if I have attended a temporary works coordinator course before?
Yes, there is a one-day refresher course accredited through CITB, to be able to attend a refresher course you must have completed a two-day temporary works coordinator training course (TWCTC) or refresher within the last 5 years and hold a valid certificate.
Do I have to pass an exam for this course?
Yes, there is a mandatory end-of-course exam, plus you will be required to complete the mandatory exercises and learner personal review, the tutor will also have to review your involvement during the course to ensure full understanding of the temporary works management procedures.
Will I receive any learning material for this course?
Yes, you will receive a course workbook which will provide you with all the details of Temporary works management, including example templates of control documentation used in the management of temporary works, this is sent with your course joining information once registered on the course.
Once I have completed the course, will I be competent to carry out this role?
This training does not guarantee competence, we will provide you with the knowledge to be able to manage temporary works, but competence relies on Skills, Knowledge and Experience. Experience is gained over time in the position of the coordinator role, you should be supervised by an experienced person whilst undertaking these duties until relevant industry experience is achieved.
Is the course suitable for a Principal Contractors (PC) or Sub-contractors?
Yes, the course will cover the requirements from the perspective of the Principal Contractors (PC) or Sub-contractor.
Can I take this course online (remotely) or in a classroom?
This course can be done online from the comfort of any location but does rely on a reliable Wi-Fi connection it is also recommend that the course is accessed remotely using a laptop and not a tablet or phone.
This course can also be taken in a classroom, workforce skills support can also offer dedicated courses to customers at their own business premises or location of choice (Nationwide).
Both types of course delivery will be presented by one of our highly qualified health and safety tutors who will provide full support throughout the course.
How long does my CITB certificate last when I have passed the course?
5 years, to keep your certification valid you will have to attend a 1-day refresher course before your current certificate expires, if your certificate has expired you will be required to attend the full 2-days temporary works coordinator training course again.
Is there any other way I can prepare myself for the course?
Yes, CITB offer a free online training course which is the “Temporary Works General Awareness Training Course” (TWGATC) this is a free of charge eCourse which will be live w/c 20th February 2023 and can be accessed via the link below:
CITB E-learning TWGATC
How do I know I will be taught by a competent tutor?
Our tutors must meet the CITB requirements and be registered with CITB to be able to deliver this course and the tutor must hold the following accreditations:

• be a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE/FICE)
• be a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers
• be a member of the Institution of Royal Engineers (InstRE).
• be registered with the Engineering Council.

Grant Claims
The Temporary Works Coordinator course is eligible for a Tier 2 Grant claim, this grant can only be claimed once per candidate per lifetime and the grant does not renew.

If dates are required for a classroom version of this course please contact us on 01623 287830 For Availability

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