CITB Accredited Temporary Works Coordinator Training Course

The Temporary Works Coordinator Training Course will be hosted at:

Studio 44
Battlefield Enterprise Park
Stafford Drive

Or Can be joined by Zoom.

The two-day Temporary works coordinator training course (TWCTC) is designed to assist those on site who have responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works. The course has been designed to give confidence to senior management, and to ensure that those who engage contractors have an assessed standard of knowledge.

The course is supported by several organisations, including the Temporary Works forum, CECA, Build UK, HSE and FMB. This enables transferability of the training within the industry.

Temporary works are safety- and business-critical and require careful coordination. An accepted way of achieving this is through the adoption of the management process outlined in BS 5975:2019, which introduces the temporary works coordinator (TWC) as a key figure. This course explains the role and its overall management context.

Temporary works on both smaller and larger sites can be high risk. Therefore, understanding the essentials of good risk and safety management, as outlined in BS 5975:2019, is relevant for projects of all sizes.


This course will give the delegate a thorough knowledge of the temporary works coordinator (TWC) role. However, this does not make a delegate competent by itself. Competence requires other attributes, such as experience.

Learners should be able to achieve all the learning outcomes below

  1. Describe types of temporary works
  1. The history of temporary works
  2. The consequences of failure
  1. Health and safety law
  2. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (HASWA)
  3. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM)
  1. Stakeholders’ and duty holders’ responsibilities and accountabilities
  1. Management and control of design
  2. Key processes
  3. Procurement
  4. Risk classification
  1. Key activities required during the active life of the temporary works

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. There are no formal entry requirements. However, delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the role of a TWC.

This qualification is delivered in a face-to-face setting over a two-day period or can be done remotely via Zoom.