Street Works

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SQA offers a complete suite of Street Works qualifications for operatives and supervisors working on the roads/highways (reference to the unit specifications can be seen below). These Street Works qualifications meet the requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSW) which requires work involving the installation, renewal, maintenance and inspection of underground apparatus in the highway to be under the control of competent persons who are in possession of a valid Street Works card.

Qualifications are delivered through SQA approved centres. For further information please contact:

General enquiries: E: customer@sqa.org.uk T: 0345 279 1000

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

For more information e-mail our Construction team at: construction@sqa.org.uk

The unit specifications are available to download below, or please e-mail the Construction Team to have copies emailed to you.

Street Works Qualifications with Component Units and Codes (19 KB)

Due to changes in legislation, the card number has been removed from the title.

Compliance Documents

These documents provide information on the requirements of each of the Street Work Schemes, these will assist you to ensure you meet and continue to the meet the necessary criteria.

Excavation, Backfilling and Reinstatement of Construction Layers with a Cold-lay Bituminous Surface - G9T6 45

Excavation in the Road/Highway - G9T8 45

Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs - G9TE 45

Reinstatement of Construction Layers in Hot-lay and Cold-lay Bituminous Materials - G9TF 45

Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways - SCQF Level 5 G9TG 45

Certificate in Signing, Lighting and Guarding - G9ND 45

Monitoring Excavation, Backfilling and Reinstatement of Construction Layers with Bituminous Materials - G9T7 46

Monitoring Excavation in the Road/Highway - G9T9 46

Monitoring Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs - G9TA 46

Monitoring Reinstatement of Construction Layers in Bituminous Materials - G9TC 46

Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways - G9TD 46

Certificate in Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding - G9NC 46

Please Note: Reassessment Units must be assessed by use of preset Multi-choice examination papers which sample the theory of the relevant Street Works Unit. The Examination for each unit must be obtained from SQA.

Reassessed Excavation, Backfilling and Reinstatement of Construction Layers with a Cold-lay Bituminous Surface - G9TH 45

  • Reassessed Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (101) - F92F 04
  • Reassessed Signing, Lighting & Guarding (102) - F92G 04
  • Reassessed Excavation in the Road/Highway (103) - F92H 04
  • Reassessed Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials (104) - F92J 04
  • Reassessed Reinstatement of Sub-base and Roadbase in Non-Bituminous Materials (105) - F92K 04
  • Reassessed Reinstatement in Cold-lay Bituminous Materials (106) - F92L 04

Reassessed Excavation in the Road/Highway - G9TK 45

  • Reassessed Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (101) - F92F 04
  • Reassessed Signing, Lighting & Guarding (102) - F92G 04
  • Reassessed Excavation in the Road/Highway (103) - F92H 04

Reassessed Reinstatement of Construction Layers in Hot-lay and Cold-lay Bituminous Materials - G9TV 45

  • Reassessed Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (101) - F92F 04
  • Reassessed Signing, Lighting & Guarding (102) - F92G 04
  • Reassessed Reinstatement in Cold-lay Bituminous Materials (106) - F92L 04
  • Reassessed Reinstatement in Hot-lay Bituminous Materials (107) - F92M 04

Reassessed Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs - G9TT 45

  • Reassessed Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (101) - F92F 04
  • Reassessed Signing, Lighting & Guarding (102) - F92G 04
  • Reassessed Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs (108) - F92N 04

Reassessed Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways - G9TW 45

  • Reassessed Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (101) - F92F 04
  • Reassessed Signing, Lighting & Guarding (102) - F92G 04
  • Reassessed Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways (109) - F92P 04

Reassessed Signing, Lighting and Guarding - G9TX 45

  • Reassessed Signing, Lighting & Guarding (102) - F92G 04

Please Note: Reassessment Units must be assessed by use of preset Multi-choice examination papers which sample the theory of the relevant Street Works Unit. The Examination for each unit must be obtained from SQA.

Reassessed Monitoring Excavation, Backfilling and Reinstatement of Construction Layers with Bituminous Materials - G9TJ 46

  • Reassessed Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (101) - F92F 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding (110) - F92R 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Excavation in the Road/Highway (111) - F92T 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials (112) - F92V 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Reinstatement of Sub-base and Roadbase in Non-bituminous Materials (113) - F92W 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Reinstatement in Bituminous materials (114) - F92X 04

Reassessed Monitoring Excavation in the Road/Highway - G9TL 46

  • Reassessed Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (101) - F92F 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding (110) - F92R 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Excavation in the Road/Highway (111) - F92T 04

Reassessed Monitoring Reinstatement of Construction Layers in Bituminous Materials - G9TM 46

  • Reassessed Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (101) - F92F 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding (110) - F92R 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Reinstatement in Bituminous materials (114) - F92X 04

Reassessed Monitoring Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs - G9TN 46

  • Reassessed Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (101) - F92F 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding (110) - F92R 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs (115) - F92Y 04

Reassessed Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways - G9TP 46

  • Reassessed Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (101) - F92F 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding (110) - F92R 04
  • Reassessed Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways (116) - F930 04

Reassessed Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding - G9TR 46

  • Reassessed Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding (110) - F92R 04

Updates and reports

18 May 2021 - Frequently asked questions and new content for implementing from 1 June

New versions of the Street Works assessments will be available before the 1 June deadline for switching to online assessment

The SQA SOLAR team will carry out the switchover on Sunday 30 May. To assist with this, we ask that you do not schedule any online assessments from Saturday 29 May until after the switchover has completed

All centres will be able to resume scheduling assessments as normal from 6.00 pm on Sunday 30 May.

If you have any questions about this, please get in touch with the SOLAR team via the SOLAR Helpdesk

The following frequently asked questions contain detailed information on the operation and equipment requirements for assessing Street Works online.

12 March 2021 - Update from HAUC UK on adapted and remote assessments

SQA has received an official update from HAUC UK for the attention of all Street Works centres:

This is accompanied by an addendum to the Street Works assessment strategy, which outlines the arrangements that can be put in place to support assessment during exceptional circumstances (such as local and national lockdowns):

It is not currently possible to remotely invigilate the knowledge assessment using SOLAR. However, we are working with our supplier to introduce this functionality to SOLAR and will provide a further update on this as soon as possible. In the meantime, please continue current arrangements for invigilation of knowledge assessments. 

If a centre has the appropriate technology, it can choose to remotely invigilate Street Works practical assessments using SQA's general guidance for centres on remote invigilation of assessments, which is available from the SQA website.

This guidance does not apply to Street Works assessments specifically, though it may be helpful to refer to this guidance when considering options for remote invigilation of the practical assessment.

Our Transition to Digital Assessment webinar (see tab below) explains how to get started using SQA SOLAR. This will be followed by a frequently asked questions document.  

22 January 2021 - Revised deadline for online assessment of Street Works qualifications

HAUC UK has advised the previous deadline of 2 March 2021, for moving to online assessment of Street Works qualifications, has now been extended to 1 June 2021 to give centres more time to prepare for this change.

The change to online assessment applies to all Street Works qualifications.

From 1 June 2021, you can no longer use paper-based assessments. However, results for those papers can continue to be accepted up until 14 June 2021.

SOLAR is SQA's free online e-assessment system which is used to deliver tests on a range of devices. If your centre still needs to register with SOLAR, please speak to your Account Manager in the first instance.

Qualification Verification Summary Reports (previously Internal Assessment Reports)

A recording of our webinar covering the step-by-step process to help you get started using SQA's digital assessment service, SOLAR.

HAUC (UK) Assessment Comment Form (26 KB)

If you have a query regarding any of the questions or answers on the Street Works online Assessment, please complete the form and email it to construction@sqa.org.uk to investigate and raise it with HAUC (UK).