CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry.
CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.
Therefore to gain a CSCS card, candidates are required to hold a training certificate or qualification (or be working towards a qualification) in their specific field.
Changes to the Green Card
The green Construction Site Operative (CSO) card was withdrawn on 1st July 2014. There is a new green CSCS card for people working in labouring occupations. To gain the new green Labourers card, candidates are now required to attend a one day course and pass a ‘labourers’ CSCS test.
We are able to offer the one day Health and Safety Awareness course at our Doncaster head office, please click here for Doncaster course dates and costs. As an optional extra, we are also able to offer the CSCS test after the course at our Doncaster head office (for an additional cost), please contact us for further information.
We are able offer the one day Health and Safety Awareness course nationally at our satellite centres, Please click here for full venue list, course dates and prices.
Changes to the CRO (white) Card
From 1st October 2015 new measures were introduced which will pave the way for the eventual withdrawal of the CRO card.
All CRO cards issued from 1st October 2015 will expire on 30th September 2017 and are not renewable.
If you apply for a CRO card between October 2015 and Sept 2017, you will be expected to register for a nationally recognised construction related qualification before the card expires.
CSCS will stop issuing CRO cards from 31st March 2017.
Existing CRO cards issued before 1st October 2015 that expire after 30th September 2017 will remain valid until their expiry date.
Please consider that generally CSCS do not issue cards without formal qualifications, training or certifcation specific to the card you would like to apply for.
CSCS primarily except NVQ’s as a ‘recognised construction related qualification’, if you have another type of qualification that is to the same level as the specific NVQ CSCS require, you will be required to check with CSCS that they will accept your qualification (if you would like us to apply for your card, then we will check this for you).
To book your CSCS test, please contact us.