CSCS CARDs

Types of Cards

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Labourer

This card is valid for five years.

Card Requirements

You can apply for this card if you have either:

  • Completed the RQF Level 1/SCQF Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.
  • Completed the SCQF Level 5 REHIS Elementary Health and Safety Certificate.
  • All applicants must pass the CITB Health, Safety and environment test.

The quickest and most convenient way to apply for a CSCS card is via our Online Service

 

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Apprentice Card

This card is valid for four years and six months, and cannot be renewed. Cardholders are expected to complete their apprenticeship by the time the card expires and apply for a skilled CSCS card.

The quickest and most convenient way to apply for a CSCS card is via our Online Service

To apply for this card you will be required to submit evidence that you are registered for an apprenticeship with one of the following:

  • A letter or email from the Managing Agency of your apprenticeship, confirming that you are registered with them and which qualifications (with full titles and pathways) you are registered for
  • A letter from your apprenticeship training provider confirming that you are registered with them and which qualifications (with full titles and pathways) you are registered for
  • Apprenticeship Agreement, provided that it shows the occupation and qualification (including pathways) you are registered for.
  • A letter from your training provider delivering a CSCS

When applying for this card, you may be exempt from the CITB Health, Safety & Environment test if you have:

  • A letter or email from the Managing Agency of your apprenticeship (which must be clearly identified that they are a Managing Agency) confirming that you have met the Managing Agency’s Health and Safety requirements
  • A certificate for a one day Health and Safety Awareness course
  • A Health and Safety unit included in your induction or initial qualification.

If you have none of the above, then you will need to take the CITB Health, Safety & Environment test before applying for the Apprentice card.

 

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Experienced Technical, Supervisor or Manager

The card is valid for three years and cannot be renewed. Cardholders are expected to complete their qualification by the time the card expires and apply for a skilled CSCS card.

This temporary card is available specifically to Supervisors, Managers and Technical Workers with on the job experience (normally at least one year in the last three) whom are registered to a complete an Construction Related NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or higher and are not a member of an approved Professional Body , which is acceptable for a CSCS card.

Applicants must also have passed the appropriate level CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the last 2 years.

Experienced Worker TSM card applicants must be able to provide proof of registration onto their qualification. As a minimum, you are required to provide evidence from your Training Organisation awarding body that must include:

  • Applicants Name
  • Full qualification title of the NVQ/SVQ you are registered to, including level
  • Date of registration (must be in the last 2 years)

The quickest and most convenient way to apply for a CSCS card is via our Online Service