CITB TWCTC (Temporary Works Co-ordinator Training Course) is a two-day course for are designed to help those who have responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works on site. The course seeks to improve the knowledge of this role and the temporary works environment.
This course has been developed in conjunction with several organisations, including the Temporary Works Forum and the HSE. We also offer the CITB TWSTC (Temporary Works Supervisor Training Scheme) instead.
Temporary works are a critical and important part of our works and require careful coordination. An accepted way of achieving this is through the adoption of the management process outlined in BS 5975:2019, which introduces the temporary works co-ordinator (TWC) as a key figure. This course explains the role and its overall management context.
Temporary works on both smaller and larger sites can be high risk activities. Therefore, understanding the essentials of good risk and safety management, as outlined in BS 5975:2019, is relevant for projects of all sizes.
The course gives emphasis throughout to the importance of communication, co-ordination, co-operation, and competency (the '4Cs'), risk management, safety, and business relations, allowing the (TWC) to:
Each delegate will receive Course Materials designed by our TW Experts and the CITB Mandatory Publications for this course.
This training is endorsed by BuildUK.
You gain a highly recognised qualification, which is valid for five years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake a course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise the full course will need to be retaken.
There are no entry requirements for the TWCTC.
Delegates are expected to have a working knowledge of the following legislation:
A key issue for temporary works is health and safety, so delegates need to be prepared to discuss how health and safety legislation is relevant to temporary works, as well as which Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) and guidance notes may assist or contribute to safe practices in temporary works.
Delegates need to be prepared to discuss and explore all the core health and safety factors that are integrated into temporary works processes at all stages of a project, from initiation to closure.
They will need to have working knowledge of all associated legislation, specifically the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 in terms of its intention and compliance.
Learners must also have a thorough understanding of health and safety principles and understand the importance of risk management, design considerations, inspection and testing and recording and monitoring requirements.
This is not a mandatory pre-requisite, but learners with these achievements will benefit from having this knowledge before attending the course.
The TWCTC course will cover the following topics:
You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 4 mandatory exercises, complete the learner review, pass the trainer review and the end of course exam. This exam lasts for 45 minutes and consists of 22 questions of which 18 of these are multiple choice questions (each worth one mark; no half marks available) and 4 free text questions (each worth one to three marks. Part marks are available, but no half marks should be awarded). The exam pass mark is 78% (21 out of 27).
The examination is open book: learners are permitted to use their course workbook – which may include any notes made by the learner during the course – for the duration of the exam.
The exam paper must be taken at the end of the course.
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