Information for Centres and Awarding Organisations

How to offer Street Works qualifications

You need approval from an Awarding Organisation Centre to offer Street Works qualifications. It's a three-stage process:

  1. Contact an Awarding Organisations for approval:
  2. The Awarding Organisation will inform SWQR when you have been approved.
  3. SWQR will dispatch a Centre pack. On successful completion of the documentation, SWQR will confirm you are now a recognised Centre.
Become an approved Street Works Awarding Organisation

To ensure the quality and integrity of Street Works qualifications, Awarding Organisations have to be approved according to the legislative requirements across the four nations.

England, Northern Ireland and Wales

  1. The Awarding Organisation needs to be an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation
  2. Once approved by Ofqual you must contact the Chair of the DfT Policy Group for SWQR (Robert Hudleston) to provide:
    1. evidence of your Ofqual approval
    2. projected timescales for delivery
    3. confirmation of the countries where you intend to certificate

Once approved to offer Street Works qualifications, the Awarding Organisation will be invited to join and contribute to the DfT Policy Group.

Please note: we can't accept registrations for Centers or candidates until we have confirmation that the Awarding Organisation has been approved by the DfT Policy Group.

Scotland

Where an Awarding Organisation is considering certificating candidates that operate in Scotland, they must be approved by Transport Scotland

Apply to Transport Scotland

The Transport Scotland representative will present the Awarding Organisation approval application to the DfT Policy Group. Once approved, the Awarding Organisation will be invited to join and contribute to the DfT Policy Group.

Please note: we can't accept registrations for Centers or candidates until we have confirmation that the Awarding Organisation has been approved by the DfT Policy Group

Checking a Candidate is on the Register and what qualifications they hold

SWQR can answer upto three general enquires per call:

  • Check if a Candidate is on the Street Works Qualifications Register.
  • Find out which qualifications a Candidate holds.
  • The validity of the four nations’ requirements.

If you have four or more enquiries please submit your request using our enquiry form.

If a Centre submits a search request for more than 30 Candidates, we apply a fee to cover our costs.

How to resolve discrepancies

As Awarding Organisations are responsible for issuing certificates, we use the Awarding Organisation's results to validate claims. Centres and the Awarding Organisations will be required to resolve any discrepancies and provide us with sufficient evidence to produce a valid Candidate card.

We can't resolve these issues as we do not produce certificates or provide Candidate assessment.

Where will Candidates' cards be sent?

Candidate ID cards are sent to the address on the application form. If an address was not provided, we'll issue the card to the Centre’s main address.

We have received a card and the details are incorrect

Return the incorrect card to SWQR, with a cover letter detailing the discrepancies.

We will investigate and contact you with the best way to resolve the issue.