SCO Core, PtW & FoA (Modules 1,2 & 5) Renewal-Online

Safe Control of Operations

£240 + VAT • 3.5 hrs • Classroom Based & Online Course 

If you already hold a current SCO registration and would like to do a renewal course, you can do this online via a virtual classroom with a trainer delivering the course. Please contact us to arrange a suitable date. If preferred, we can deliver a classroom-based course at our venue in Manchester or any venue in the UK.

This SCO Renewal course consists of Modules 1,2 & five. 

30+ Years' Experience
Qualified & Certified Trainers
Flexible Dates Available
Face to Face or Online Courses

SCO Renewal Modules 1,2 & 5

Duration – 3.5 Hrs

Prices – Includes EUSR registration and CSC affiliated card. A VAT receipt can be sent on request:

  • £240 plus VAT

Prerequisites Must hold a current SHEA Gas registration.

If current registration runs out before 28th October 2025 Must have the GL6 Update.

Must hold a current SCO Core or equivalent to be able to do any other Renewal module.


SCO renewal is for those individuals that have an existing and current SCO registration that are nearing expiry. It is available as a single module for those wishing to renew a single registration or as a combination of modules where an individual would like to renew all their registrations at the same time.

The following renewal module has a Lite version as well as a Full version:

  • Module 5: Form of Authority

The Full version of this renewal module contain all the knowledge required of a standalone module taken alongside the SCO Core module. The Lite version of these modules contains the key knowledge relevant to the permitry being covered but where the individual is taking/has already taken a related permitry module within the last 6 months and, to avoid duplication, does not need to repeat certain common elements.

There is no Lite version for Module 2: Permit to Work These modules represent a higher risk level in the SCO hierarchy and, therefore, should be completed in full.

If you have an old registration, then below is the new scheme equivalent.

Old SCO Scheme

New SCO Scheme

SCO 1 & 2

SCO Core, PtW & FoA





SCO Assessments are multiple choice and structured so that there is an assessment per module. Individuals must successfully complete training and assessment for all five modules to pass the course.

The course content is detailed below and has been developed in consultation with the Gas Industry to provide a uniform approach to health, safety, and environmental awareness training across the utilities sector, in line with Health and Safety Executive guidelines.

Module 1 SCO Core:

  • The purpose, process, and main features of the revised SCO procedures.
  • Identifying the context and scope of SCO.
  • The types of safe systems within the risk hierarchy and risk-based approach to SCO.
  • Identifying the roles and responsibilities of specific individuals within SCO and the importance of communication.
  • The SCO procedures for deviations and emergency situations.
  • Identifying the requirements for records management, performance review and monitoring, audit, and review.
  • Identifying SCO competency requirements.
  • Identifying SCO EUSR registration requirements.

Module 2 SCO Permit to Work (PtW):

  • The purpose of a Permit to Work and when this type of control should be used.
  • Identifying the purpose and the requirements of a risk assessment. including those factors to be considered when undertaking a risk assessment.
  • Identifying analysing and applying the key information requirements of a PtW.
  • The relevant process, roles and responsibilities for personnel involved in the planning and execution of a PtW.
  • The relevant process, roles and responsibilities for personnel involved in the management of a PtW.

Module 5 Form of Authority (FoA):

  • The purpose of a Form of Authority and when this type of control should be used.
  • Identifying and analysing the key information requirements of an FoA.
  • The relevant process, roles and responsibilities for personnel involved in the preparation and management of an FoA.
  • Identifying specific FoA requirements for communication, handover, records management, attendance on site, conflict checking and dealing with deviations and emergencies.

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SCO courses are arranged on request at mutually agreeable dates and venues, so get in touch to request an SCO course for your engineers.

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