Please find below answers to some frequently asked questions. You should you have any further queries please don;t hesitate to give us a call at 020 7993 2534, use the contact page to contact us or email us at [email protected]

What hours does SMSTS the course run?

The SMSTS Course is a 5 full day course. The course hours are generally 09:00 – 17:00

What is the brief course timetable/schedule?

Monday to Thursday, days 1 to 4:
Days 1 to 4 of your course involve your core teaching which involves both individual and group learning and exercises. There are also assessments, group and individual during these days. The course is very interactive and has been specifically designed to ensure all students are kept engaged and everyone moves forward together, both fast and slow learners. There is additional help available for those with language or other difficulties. There will also be homework/research to do after the day ends.
On Friday morning there is a presentation to do, which forms part of your assessment
Thereafter there is a revision session
Once the students are deemed ready for the examination then the examination is conducted
Examination results are then given to all students

How long is the Examination?
The examination is 30 Minutes long

Is it true that the exam is open book?
The final 10 minutes of the examination are open book

When do you receive your exam results?
Your exam is marked immediately on completion of the exam and the results are then given to the students

What is the pass mark?
The pass mark is 72%

What happens if you fail?
Should you marginally fail you will have the opportunity to do the examination again on the same day. Should you fail again, which would be incredibly rare then you attend the next course Free of Charge

How does Guaranteed Pass work?
Our course has been optimised so that we deliver the very best course and prepare all students thoroughly for the assessments and examination. We are incredibly confident that following our training, students will be in the very best position to pass their examination and assessments.
Should you not pass your examination/assessment at first sitting, you will be given a second opportunity to sit the examination on the same day.
Should you still not pass the examination after the second sitting (which is incredibly rare) you attend the next course Free of Charge. We support all our students until they pass successfully and receive their certification, and hence maintain our 100% pass rate.

When do I receive my certificate after I pass?
Certificates are issued by CITB (Construction Industry Training Board / Construction Skills). It can take between 4 – 8 weeks for the certificate to arrive. Certificates arrive by post.

How long is the certificate valid for?
Certificates are valid for 5 years

How do I renew my certificate?
To renew your certificate you can attend a 2 day SMSTS Refresher Course. For more information on the SMSTS Refresher course click here.
On successful completion of a SMSTS Refresher course you will receive a new 5 Year Certificate

Do I have to do another 5 Day course once this one expires?
You need only do a 2 day SMSTS Refresher Course.

How long do I have to renew my certificate if it expires?
You have 6 months from the date of expiry to successfully complete an SMSTS Refresher Course.

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