Funded Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) (West Midlands)

Type CITB Entry Requirements Candidates must have at least 1 year of experience as a Site Supervisor or First-Line Manager, and be able to read, write and understand English. Duration 3 days

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The first stage in health and safety training, the SSSTS course is a must for all site supervisors. Designed to build a firm and practical understanding of construction workplace safety, this course covers everything from occupational health to site-specific issues. Funding for this course is available for residents of the West-Midlands, thanks to the West-Midlands Combined Authority.

Who is the SSSTS suitable for?

The Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) is a CITB accredited course for Site Supervisors and first-line managers with at least 1 years experience.

Course Dates

Courses run monthly from our centre in Birmingham.

The next available programmes are:

  • 19-21 January 2024
  • 16-18 February 2024
  • 22-24 March 2024
  • 05-07 April 2024

For more information or to book, please get in touch here or call the team on 0121 820 8858

Cost of the SSSTS

SSSTS courses normally cost £225.00 + vat, however, we have funding from West Midlands Combined Authority to offer a number of free places for residents of the West Midlands.


To be eligible for free training learners must:

  • Be over 19 years old,
  • Be able to provide proof of residency in the West Midlands, and,
  • Be either unemployed, economically inactive or earning under £30,000 per year.

Course Content

Candidates will learn about their legal responsibilities regarding health, safety, welfare and environmental issues.

The SSSTS course content includes:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Effective toolbox talks
  • Supervision of occupational health
  • Behavioural safety
  • And other specific site issues that challenge supervisors on a daily basis

The course includes publications, registration and certification.

How long is the course?

The SSSTS is a 3 day course. It is usually delivered over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Day 1: Enrolment and Induction

Day 2 & 3: Training and Assessment

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching: The SSSTS Course is a very interactive course, the tutor teaches through classroom discussions, case studies, teamwork and individual/group presentations. There is also some work that may need to be completed outside of the training.

Assessment: The candidates will be assessed throughout and complete a multiple choice test at the end of the course.


The candidate will achieve a CITB renewable 5-year Site Safety Plus certificate.

The certificate is valid for 5 years. 

Mandatory Entry Requirements

The candidate must be able to read, write and understand English at a good level.

If the candidate needs to re-sit the test, they must do this within 90 days of the original course date (at an additional cost)

The candidate must provide a valid ID on the first day of the course, a copy of passport or driving licence will be sufficient.

Where is this course delivered?

This course is delivered from our training centre in Birmingham. More information can be found here.

The Skills Centre
7 Mill Street
B6 4BS