Health and Safety

  • Legal Overview – Health & Safety Law
  • Health and Safety Management
  • HSE ACOP’s and Guidance

Performance Standards

  • British and European Standards
  • NASC Safety and Technical Guidance
  • Design Engineering Appreciation

Employment Basics

  • Legal Overview – Employment Law
  • Recruitment
  • Discipline and Grievance
  • Managing Absence
  • Managing Conflict and Resolution

Supervisory Skills

  • Planning and Organisation
  • Materials and Logistics
  • Competence and Allocating Duties
  • Effective Supervision
  • Commissioning and Handover
  • Statutory Scaffold Inspections and Inspection Practices
  • Effective Communication (including basic presentation skill, briefings and toolbox talks)
  • Meeting Skills
  • Customer Relations

Commercial Essentials

  • NASC Commercial Guidance
  • Sales, Estimating and Surveying
  • Contracts Awareness
  • Managing Variations
  • Valuations and Payment
  • Payment Disputes and Remedies

There are three entry requirements:


Delegate holds a current CISRS Scaffolder card, or a current CISRS Advanced Scaffolder card.

Individuals not holding an eligible CISRS card detailed above, wishing to attend the course will be required to submit the following

  • A Supervisor CV form with contactable references and or/certificates.
  • A letter from their employer confirming their suitability for the course which outlines their awareness and experience gained via their role within the industry.
  • Confirmation that the delegate has had a minimum of 2 years’ experience in this role.

You can get this form by emailing If you need to send in a Supervisor CV form this needs to be approved by the college before your booking can be placed.

Examples of acceptable roles are – Chargehand, Forman, Contracts Manager, Scaffold Designer, Estimator.

Delegates who do not have any previous knowledge or experience of scaffolding will not be eligible to attend this course.


accepted exemption (, in place at the time of booking. Note: for these exemptions to apply you will need to send a copy of the certificate/card to at time of booking.


You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English.

CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor Certificate

The college will apply on your behalf for a CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor Card.

This is a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical assessment.

Assessment involves a written test and a written project.

Grants are available for eligible employers.

For further information please visit the CITB website.

Course Information

Cost: From £825

Duration: 5 days

Mandatory Entry Requirements: See Mandatory Entry Requirements

Dates: Various

Funding: See Grants and Funding

How to Apply

Call 01922 663600 for course dates.

Further Training

You might also like:

CISRS Advanced Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme (SITS)