Highways maintenance operatives help to maintain and improve Britain’s road network. So if you like the idea of working outdoors to keep our highways in good shape, this fully funded course will give you the training you need to start your career.
Our courses combine both theory and practical training, once you have enrolled onto our course you will be presented with all the correct information and skills to progress you further into employment.
You will attend Mainstream for 10 days, you will learn how to safely use the equipment found in the Highways Maintenance sector as well as achieve your qualification!
We have dedicated Quality team to guide you every step of the way!
On successful completion of the course you will be certified through the SQA awarding body and registered on the Street Works Qualifications Register, which is nationally recognised and valid for 5 years. You’ll have a Streetworks card with the following SQA units:
SQA Units - LA, Unit 1 and 2
You will also gain a Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) and Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Units towards a certificate in Roadbuilding and Maintenance (Construction);
Alongside all of the above you will also receive the Highfields Level 1 Qualification - Highfields Introduction to Construction
Unit 1: Health and Safety in the Construction Industry
Unit 2: Working in the Construction Industry
Unit 5: Preparing for an interview in the Construction Industry
Unit 7: Team Working to Handle Resources in the Construction Industry
Furthermore a CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test at a Pearson’s Vue centre; which on successful completion, you will gain the blue skilled workers card.
You will be qualified to work as an operative, but with sufficient on-the-job experience, you will then be able to apply to train for a supervisor’s role. There is a real shortage of skilled workers in this sector and our training could open the way for a long and satisfying career in this exciting sector.
If you’re interested in applying for this course or have any questions, you can ask at your local Jobcentre or give us a call. It could be the start of something really good!
You’ll need to provide your own steel-capped boots and high-vis vest. Your hi-vis vest needs to be big enough to fit over your outer clothing, including any coat you wish to wear.
Your Job Centre advisor should be able to help you with the cost of personal protective equipment, as well as the cost of travel to our training centre in Sittingbourne. You need to talk to them well before the start of your course so they can arrange support in time.
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