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Monday, 23 June 2014

Help Guide to Applying for and Renewing CSCS Cards


Help Guide to Applying for and Renewing CSCS Cards

Some of the firms that I consult for have asked if I could put together a simplified guide to all things CSCS.  CSCS as you may be aware is the competency card scheme for construction in the UK.  Most commercial projects will require a carded workforce to tender for projects or to get on site.

Before you can apply for a card or renew it, you will need to meet CSCS’s requirements:


Green CSCS Card for Laborers
From July 2014, CSCS require the following to apply for or renew a green CSCS Card for Laborers: 
  1. Pass the Health, Safety & Environment touchscreen test, here is the link to make a booking: http://www.cscs.uk.com/cscs-cards/health-and-safety-test 
  2. Pass a level 1 health and safety in the construction environment qualification, or an approved equivalent.  Priestman Associates LLP operate such a course: [click here] 
  3. Apply to CSCS for the card using their application form: http://cscs.uk.com/static/uploads/downloads/CSCS%20Craft%20Application%2009.13pdf.pdf

Red CSCS Card for Trainees
These are the qualification requirements to apply for a red CSCS Card for Trainees: 
  1. Be enrolled upon a level 2 NVQ in a construction occupation. Priestman Associates LLP operate such Specialist Apprenticeship Programme courses: [click here] 
  2. Apply to CSCS for the card using their application form: http://cscs.uk.com/static/uploads/downloads/CSCS%20Craft%20Application%2009.13pdf.pdf

Blue CSCS Card for Skilled Workers
These are the qualification requirements to apply for a blue CSCS Card for Skilled Workers: 
  1. Pass a level 2 NVQ in a construction occupation. Priestman Associates LLP operate such NVQ level 2 courses: [click here] 
  2. Apply to CSCS for the card using their application form: http://cscs.uk.com/static/uploads/downloads/CSCS%20Craft%20Application%2009.13pdf.pdf

Gold CSCS Card for Supervisors and Heritage Skills
These are the qualification requirements to apply for a gold CSCS Card for Supervisors and Heritage Workers: 
  1. Pass a level 3 NVQ in a construction occupation. Priestman Associates LLP operate such NVQ level 3 courses: [click here] 
  2. Apply to CSCS for the card using their application form: http://cscs.uk.com/static/uploads/downloads/CSCS%20Craft%20Application%2009.13pdf.pdf


Black CSCS Card for Managers
These are the qualification requirements to apply for a black CSCS Card for Construction Managers: 
  1. Pass a level 6 NVQ in a construction occupation. Priestman Associates LLP operate such NVQ level 3 courses: [click here] 
  2. Apply to CSCS for the card using their application form: http://cscs.uk.com/static/uploads/downloads/CSCS%20Craft%20Application%2009.13pdf.pdf

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© Mark Priestman
Priestman Associates LLP
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