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How to pass your SMSTS Training Course

Professional development training is a great way to enhance your skill sets in your chosen field. Whether you are looking to promote your team to a higher level or you would like to apply for a job that requires specific skills, training courses are ideal to get you the accreditations you need.

Many of us find that although there are many benefits to a professional course; as a business, you will need to consider the costs associated and learning time required from staff. So it is understandable that you would want to get the most out of your SMSTS training course or any other training course you wish to undertake.

One of the reasons why businesses choose to work with Kalu is that we don’t just offer a training course; we believe in providing a full package of learning and support to ensure all our candidates are comfortable and have a strong chance of retaining the information learnt. 

From start to finish, our team is always on hand to help and if you require future support, our team is happy to arrange a 1-1 session to give you a brief of the basics and what the course entails. 

Unfortunately, past SMSTS exam questions are not available and course providers are not allowed to share them under the Site Safety Plus Scheme Rules that are set by the (CITB) Construction Industry Training Board.

So how can I prepare myself for the SMSTS training course?

The good news is you don’t need to do any prep or have any previous knowledge before you take the course! This is what makes this course accessible to anyone who hopes for a career in site management in the construction industry.  

When you book onto any of the courses monitored by the Site Safety Plus Scheme, the course will be taught by a CITB accredited training provider. They will also provide you with all the course materials and delegate workbooks you require during the training.

Our top tips to pass the SMSTS course

At Kalu, we’re all about supporting our candidates every step of the way, which is why we have put together some of our top tips to ensure you pass the SMSTS test.

Take notes during the course

Although you will be provided with all the course material you need, it’s always a good idea to make your own notes to suit your preferred learning style. Using a highlighter or marking important information will make it easier to refer back to.

Asking questions

At Kalu, all our courses are fully interactive and we always encourage our candidates to participate in discussions. Not only does this help with retaining information but adds a fun element to the course. Asking questions whilst they are fresh in your mind is always a good call! 

Revision cards

A lot of people find study cards a great way to test your knowledge. There are many digital apps available to help you with this.

Team revision activities

If you have booked this course for your team then it’s definitely worth preparing for the test together. You can create mini-presentations, quizzes to test each other’s knowledge on the topic or even share ideas on how best to revise for the test.

Remember to read the questions

We often find many people failing the test because of simple mistakes such as not reading the question properly. Spending the extra minute reading and fully understanding the question can make all the difference. 

The SMSTS site manager course is a 5 day course so there is plenty of time to prepare and learn the content so that you are ready for the test on the final day. 

Finally, all that is left to say is good luck! If you follow our tips and advice during the course, you’ll be on your way to a successful career in site management.

If you would like to enrol on the SMSTS course or any of our other safety training courses then speak to our team today. Did you know we also offer group booking discounts for businesses? Click here to find out more.

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