An important objective of the RSTA is to continuously improve the competency of the road surface treatments industry workforce. To facilitate this RSTA provides full support and advice to members on all aspects of training and qualifications. We also provide a route to obtaining a University level diploma in Road Surface Technology through the University of Derby.

Diploma in Road Surface Technology Brochure 2016-17

Why Train?

There are many sound reasons for training your workforce, not least a legal requirement that if breached could lead to a charge under the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2008, ending with a custodial sentence.

RSTA Courses

An important objective of the RSTA is the continued improvement in the competence of the road surfacing industry’s workforce

The following is a list of all the CPD courses being held in Spring 2019


RSTA – Geosynthetics & Steel Meshes course 31 Jan 19 WOLVES

RSTA – Surface Dressing course 29 & 30 Jan 2019 PRESTON


RSTA – Slurry Microsurfacing 14 February 2019 MILTON KEYNES

RSTA – Surface Dressing course 26 & 27 Feb 2019 BRISTOL


RSTA – Surface Dressing course 26 & 27 Mar PERTH

RSTA – Slurry Microsurfacing course 19.03.19 GRANTHAM

To book a place on any of these courses please complete the appropriate booking form from below and e-mail to

1 day Geosynthetic Steel Meshes Booking Form

2 day Surface Dressing Booking Form

1 day Slurry Microsurfacing Booking Form 

2 day Skid Resistance Booking Form

FREE To Attend CPD Seminar





The RSTA runs its own Assessment Centre to provide members with the facility to qualify their workforce to meet the demands of the Sector.  We provide a one stop shop to meet all your training needs including access to grant funding for NVQ’s and Short Duration Training leading to NVQ’s Level 2, 3 and 4 for operatives/supervisors. CSCS cards are applied for on completion of your chosen NVQ to gain your relevant card. We also provide a comprehensive NVQ assessment service at a discounted price for members.

Please see below a list of NVQ’s that the RSTA currently offer:

We provide the only route for obtaining RSTA endorsed CSCS cards as required by Sector Scheme 13

NVQ level 2

  • Roadbuilding (Construction) – Surface Dressing – Machine
  • Roadbuilding (Construction) – Slurry/Micro Surfacing – Machine
  • Roadbuilding (Construction) – High Friction Surfacing – Manual
  • Roadbuilding (Construction) – Slurry/Micro Surfacing – Manual
  • Roadbuilding (Construction) – Bituminous Paving – (All remedials driver/operator)
  • Roadbuilding (Construction) – Surface Retexturing
  • Roadbuilding (Construction) – Pavement Marking (Machine & Manual)
  • Roadbuilding (Construction) – Pavement Marking (Road Studs)
  • Roadbuilding (Construction) – High Friction Surfacing (Manual & Machine)

NVQ level 3

  • L3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

NVQ level 4

  • L4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision

If the NVQ qualification you require is not on the list then please contact the RSTA office on 01902 824 325 as this might be something we can arrange for you.

For further information or enquiries please contact the RSTA office on 01902 824 325.

CSkills Grant Scheme

This section is currently being updated, for further information or enquiries please contact the RSTA office on 01902 824 325

CSCS Cards

National Highways Sector Scheme 13, BBA HAPAS, RSTA Codes of Practice and most contractors and clients require proof of competence with up to date safety training, and this is provided by a CSCS card.

RSTA Silver Certificates

The only certificate of competence to show continued CPD in your specialised field, and is a mandatory requirement of the following: Read PDF…

Cross Reference Guide to Training Requirements by Sector

The qualifications required to address the complexities of Sector Schemes, BBA HAPAS, Codes of practices can be confusing.

For all training enquiries please contact the RSTA office on 01902 824 325