Scaffolding Part 1: Tube and Fitting or System Scaffold

Important Scaffolding Update

You must have held a valid CISRS Trainee Scaffold or Labourers card for a minimum of six months.

What is the Scaffolding Part 1: Tube and Fitting or System Scaffold course?

This course teaches and reinforces the core skills of scaffolding, including how to safely erect, alter and dismantle basic structures.

  • Improve your knowledge of scaffolding and using tube and fitting or system scaffold.
  • Learn via classroom-based theory, computer-based training and practicals.
  • Advance your career in the scaffolding industry.

10 days

From £995

NCC East, NCC Midlands, NCC Scotland, NCC London (Waltham Forest) and NCC South. More information on NCC campuses

Book now Please see available course dates and book online (quote code BAW01) or call 0344 994 4433 for more information.

Course Programme

The following System Scaffold categories are available for this course:

  • +8
  • Plettac
  • Layher
  • Cuplok
  • Kwikstage
  • Haki
  • Tradlok.

The Scaffolding Part 1: Tube and Fitting or System Scaffold course will train you to:

  1. Safely and correctly erect independent and putlog scaffolds with returns, towers and birdcage scaffolds, in tube and fitting or proprietary systems where applicable
  2. Observe regulations governing the safe erection, inspection and dismantling of scaffolds and work methods to be adopted
  3. Determine the material requirements for independents and putlog with returns, towers, and birdcage scaffolds in tube and fitting or proprietary systems where applicable
  4. Lay out materials, set out the scaffolds and overcome obstacles to erect the scaffold safely
  5. Ensure that scaffolds are constructed to statutory regulations following the safe systems of work set out in Safety Guidance Note 4 (SG4)
  6. Interpret simple drawings
  7. Understand the basics of tie testing
  8. Make alterations to scaffolds (eg dropping lift height on independent).

Entry requirements


As of 1st September 2015 it will be a scheme requirement that anyone wishing to attend a CISRS Part 1 Scaffolding Training course must have held a valid CISRS Trainee Scaffolder or Labourer card for a minimum of six months.


  • A head for heights 
  • Teamwork.

Assessment and exams

Assessment involves written and practical tests.


  •  CISRS Scaffolding Part 1 certificate.

CISRS Part One ASET Scaffolding Training Centre - Aberdeen

Part One now available at CITB funded training centre

Building on your skills

After six months’ site experience at Level 1 and successfully completing a portfolio, you can attend a Scaffolding Part 2 course before completing a Level 2 S/NVQ.

Online Card Checker

The Online Card Checker enables you to search and view Card and Test details for individuals for scheme memberships and tests administered by CITB.

National Construction College 2015/16 Course Programme

The only way is up once you’ve completed a National Construction College Scaffolding and Access course.

With two of the largest – and best – scaffolding training facilities in the UK, we offer a wide range of courses to suit everyone from trainees to advanced scaffolders.

Scale the heights and get your Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) Scaffolding Card or certificate.

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