The number of construction site workers and organisations searching for cheap SMSTS courses has been on the increase for some time. The current economic climate continues to drive price conscious buyers to search for the cheapest SMSTS courses available.
Until very recently the courses were largely sold at around £500.00 + VAT. It is now possible to purchase some training courses at an amazingly low price of £350 + VAT.
Buying the Cheapest SMSTS Course Available
The majority of CITB training providers do not want to compete at the cheaper end of the site safety training market. Many of them can not afford to sell their courses so cheaply due to large overheads and their commitment to quality. The quality issues which can arise as a result of delivering cheap SMSTS courses include:
- sub-standard training venues
- CITB publications not included in the cost
- lunch and refreshments not included
- over-crowded courses
If you’re new to booking site management safety training scheme courses for managers with health and safety responsibilities onsite please continue to read this article as it provides information on what you should watch out for when booking cheap SMSTS courses with Envico.
If cost is a priority and you’re looking for the cheapest SMSTS courses available rather than the highest quality courses; you should keep in mind that you still need to get good value and high quality training for your money. Before you book your course we recommend you find out the following information:
- where and what type of training venue will be used
- lunch and refreshment details
- maximum number of delegates participating
- publications and books included – make sure the books are not just loaned to you during the course otherwise you will need to buy publications
Great Value for Money
Focusing on getting great value for money results in good quality training for your construction site managers. After all the course is a site management qualification and therefore you need to have some focus on quality and not just price. Focusing on finding the cheapest training course alone can result in some part of the training experience being un-satisfactory.
Ask Before You Book or You May Have to Buy Expensive CITB SMSTS Publications After the Course
Imagine booking and paying for your cheap SMSTS course weeks in advance yet when you turn up for your course you are informed by the instructor that the CITB publications he is issuing are for use during the course only and that you are expected to return them to the tutor at the end of the course. For the course attendee this may seem acceptable to begin with, however delegates are generally not aware that it is a requirement of the CITB ConstructionSkills to own a copy of these publications. CITB trained site managers must own their own copy as it is a requirement to keep the publications up to date over the following five years in order to maintain the qualification. CITB publications can be purchased separately at significant cost and they are usually priced in excess of £100.00.
It is very important to check if publications are included within the price prior to booking a cheap SMSTS course with Envico. What may appear to be the cheapest course may turn out more expensive than you thought.