The course content is the same, but the venue and dates are different. Where it is and when it is afects the cost of the venue hire. Also, if we are using a training partner, these have different rates too. What we can guarantee is that you cannot find the same course (at the same venue and the same date) for less. We have an agreement that our training partners cannot sell for less even if you book directly.
What is blended learning?
Blended learning is a mix of online tuition, maybe some Zoom (or similar) learning and classrom based sessions. Most often it is learning through some bookwork at home, before attending a venue. See our blog article Blended Learning for more information.
What is meant by the different course formats (Block, Day Release and Split)?
Block courses run consecutively with no gaps in between days. Day Release is where a course is split across several weeks (EG a 5 day course may be every Monday for 5 weeks). Split is wehere it is split into two or more blocks. This applies mainly to longer courses such as NEBOSH, where each week may start on different dates.
CITB stands for Construction Industry Training Board and is the industry training board for the UK construction industry, offering the Site Safety Plus suite of training courses, covering health and safety knowledge aimed at all levels of personnel within the UK construction industry.
How much does a SMSTS course cost?
From as little as £395 up to £620. Prices vary depending on location, date and training provider. Online courses are usually the cheapest, with courses in London being among the most expensive.
How do I find an SMSTS course near me?
We offer SMSTS courses all over the country. To find an SMSTS course near you, go to our course finder and enter your location (town or postcode) and select SORT BY Distance.
This will list all of our scheduled CITB SMSTS courses nearest to you.
What is the CITB SMSTS Test Like?
Some quick facts about the SMSTS test:
The pass-rate is 80% (you must achieve 28 marks out of a possible 35).
There are 25 questions in total.
20 questions have multiple-choice answers (worth 1 mark each).
5 questions require a short written answer (worth between 1 and 3 marks each).
5 of the 25 questions are 'safety critical'.
You must answer ALL 5 safety critical questions correctly to pass the test.
The test must be completed within 30 minutes.
You may refer to the supplied course publications during the final 10 minutes of the test.
What is SMSTS?
SMSTS stands for Site Management Safety Training Scheme which is a 5 day classroom-based training course from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is part of the CITB Site Safety Plus suite of training courses.
What is SSSTS Course?
SSSTS stands for Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme which is a 2 day classroom-based training course from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).
Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) is part of the CITB Site Safety Plus suite of training courses.
Can SMSTS be done online?
Yes! Following Covid, CITB amended their courses so you now CAN take SMSTS courses online! You can search our website and filter the format to show only 'Online' courses.
Can you run a site without SMSTS?
Probably not, although legally there is no requirement to have any specific certification, you are required to be safe, and construction sites generally deem SMSTS to be a safe certification.
What happens if you fail SMSTS?
If you do not pass the SMSTS exam, but you scored above 72%, you may have the option to retake the exam on the same day. However, if you fail the re-sit, you will be required to complete the entire SMSTS course again.
What Colour card is Smsts?
SSSTS fulfills the health and safety training requirement for obtaining the gold card, while SMSTS fulfills the health and safety requirement for Black cards.
Can I get a gold card with Smsts?
Successfully completing the Site Supervisors' Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) is a notable achievement that showcases your dedication to ensuring workplace safety. However, it does not guarantee eligibility for a CSCS Gold Card.
Can I get a black card with Smsts?
No, you cannot obtain a Black CSCS card with just an SMSTS certificate. Having an SMSTS certificate is insufficient to qualify for a black managers CSCS card or any other CSCS card in the construction industry.
Do I need a degree to be a site manager?
Site managers require advanced qualifications as they oversee all on-site activities. They should begin by obtaining a foundation degree, a Higher National Diploma (HND), or an undergraduate degree recognized by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
What does SMSTS get you?
By the conclusion of the course, you will be able to: - Apply all relevant health, safety, welfare, and environmental laws that impact your daily tasks. - Apply new recommendations and the best practices in the industry. - Articulate your obligations and accountabilities concerning health, safety, welfare, and the environment.