Street Works reassessment in England FAQs

  1. When does the new statutory instruments come into force in England?
  2. Why do I need to act now to become a Street Works reassessment centre, when the legislation doesn’t come into effect until April 2011?
  3. I have a candidate who already holds unit(s) 2 and or 10, why should I bother to register with SWQR before 6 April 2011?
  4. What is the cost of becoming an SQA approved Street Works reassessment centre?
  5. As an existing approved Street Works assessment centre, how do I become an SQA approved Street Works reassessment centre?
  6. Is there any documentary evidence required to become an approved Street Works reassessment centre?
  7. When the centre has been approved will it be necessary to have an External Verifier (EV) visit?
  8. How do I know if a candidate is eligible to complete Street Works reassessment qualifications?
  9. How do I register my candidates with SQA?
  10. What does the actual reassessment involve?
  11. How long does the reassessment test last?

When does the new statutory instruments come into force in England?

From 6 April 2011 operatives and supervisors are required to successfully complete reassessment for the units of competence that they already hold before they can re-register with Street Works Qualification Register (SWQR).

For reference see:

Why do I need to act now to become a Street Works reassessment centre, when the legislation doesn’t come into effect until April 2011?

Card holders who elect to renew their Street Works cards by the reassessment process can do so six months prior to expiry. Centres must therefore be ready to cater for reassessment candidates from October 2010.

I have a candidate who already holds unit(s) 2 and or 10, why should I bother to register with SWQR before 6 April 2011?

All current unit 2 and/or unit 10 holders must register their unit(s) on SWQR by 6 April 2011. Failure to do so will result in having to retake the full unit(s).

What is the cost of becoming an SQA approved Street Works reassessment centre?

For existing approved Street Works assessment centres:

As an existing approved Street Works assessment centre, how do I become an SQA approved Street Works reassessment centre?

Just complete the Street Works (HAUC) Reassessment Form (502 KB).

Is there any documentary evidence required to become an approved Street Works reassessment centre?

As an existing centre you should already be in possession of the required documentary evidence.
The Street Works (HAUC) Reassessment Form (502 KB) asks you to provide six pieces of evidence (electronic/paper):

  1. An organisational chart in relation to offering these qualifications (who-does-what regarding the delivery of Street Works qualifications)
  2. Evidence that you are approved by another awarding body
  3. A copy of an approval certificate or other evidence of approval, for each Street Works qualification that you currently offer, and wish to offer, for reassessment
  4. A copy of a successful quality assurance report dated within the previous 12 months for each qualification that you wish to be approved to offer
  5. A copy of your candidate appeals procedure
  6. A copy of your internal verification procedure

When the centre has been approved will it be necessary to have an External Verifier (EV) visit?

An EV visit is only required if the reassessments are paper based but if the reassessments are done online (SOLAR), then no EV visit is required.

How do I know if a candidate is eligible to complete Street Works reassessment qualifications?

The candidate will be in possession of a current Street Works card.

How do I register my candidates with SQA?

Using SQA’s free data transfer systems: SQA-RED or REX.

What does the actual reassessment involve?

Street Works reassessment is a knowledge-based assessment consisting of a question paper (paper/online) containing 10 questions. The candidate must attain 80% for each unit in order to pass (see Centre Guidance Notes (82 KB) for more information).

How long does the reassessment test last?

The test takes 30 minutes per unit.

If you have any queries regarding Street Works reassessment for England contact:

E: mycentre@sqa.org.uk  T: 0303 333 0330