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CSCS Cards and You: Why you need the right CSCS card?
Employers are increasingly making CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) cards mandatory to enable you to work on a construction site. This ensures that the site complies with current health & safety practices that affect workers so they understand and adhere to these. You should also be aware that firstly, regular checks are carried out on CSCS card holders either by using a hand held scanner or checking a central database to ensure the card is valid.
Secondly, if you are holding the wrong type for the type of job you are doing, for example, if you have a CSCS Green card but you are of card in fact a painter, plasterer or supervisor, you might be asked to leave the site.

How to get a new CSCS card?
  •  Explore, book and pay with our  simple online booking system.
  •  Take advantage of our fully inclusive service to guide you through the process.
  •  Take advice from our customer support team to prepare you for the course and test for your peace of mind. Explore our range of CSCS cards below.
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Construction Helpdesk is the one stop destination for everything that you need for a successful career in the construction industry. We offer you all kinds of CSCS Cards including CSCS Green Labourer Card which is the first step that you need to take to enter a construction site.
If you want to work in the construction sector, you need a CSCS Card and Here’s why:
  •  CSCS is not a qualification, it simply checks that cardholders hold the correct qualifications to perform their role on site.
  •  Employers are willing to pay a higher salary to individuals with CSCS Cards.
  •  Independent workers with a card are known to gain more customers as it displays your professionalism, expertise and experience.
  •  Having a CSCS Card opens up paths for you to gain higher cards and therefore advanced roles in the industry

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How do CSCS Cards Work?
CSCS Cards work as your identification document which shows your level of experience, your skill level and your knowledge as well. It acts as a proof that you are aware of the various health hazards related to the construction sites and how to prevent them. Moreover, your CSCS Cards also help your employers check your qualification details against the CSCS database which stores all your information. You card can also be used by your employer to take your attendance or give you access to the site. They are as much useful for independent workers like plasterers, bricklayers, painters, plumbers etc too. Their customers identify them as serious, responsible and adept professionals, thanks to their CSCS Cards.

CSCS Card Validity and Renewal
Most CSCS Card come with 5 years validity, except for the temporary ones which have different validity periods each. All of these cards can be renewed within the period of 6 months before and 6 months after the expiration date, given they are not labourer or temporary cards, which cannot be renewed. You can learn all about these cards by clicking on each of them here.

Find out the CSCS Card suitable to your qualification/expertise and apply for a CSCS Card. If you are scratching your head on how to secure a CSCS Card, help is at hand. Just give us a call on  020 3603 7962 or you can even book online after choosing among Locations nationwide.
Find out the CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test required getting the card you want. You need to score 42 passing marks in the HS&E Test to get CSCS Card.
Check the requirements for CSCS Card you are applying for. CSCS Courses or NVQs are required in certain cards.

How to get a CSCS card?
Once you have a CSCS card, it is valid for 5 years; however trainee cards may be valid for 1 or 3 years. You have a one year window to renew your CSCS card; from 6 months prior to expiry to 6 months after that. Make sure you do it within this window or this will just make things extremely difficult for you later on.
Once your card expires you will have to resit for Health Safety & Environmental test because new standards may have been introduced since your CSCS card was issued. You will also need to gain an NVQ qualifications.
Any queries? Contact us now for more information on  020 3603 7962 (Lines are open from Mon to Fri: 8am to 6pm)

CSCS Professionally Qualified Person

CSCS Professionally Qualified Person / PQP Card CSCS Professionally Qualified Person certifies that the holder is a qualified member of an approved professional body, and has the skills and knowledge required to work on a construction site without special supervision, even if they are not typically based on the site. CSCS Professionally Qualified Person Card Requirements:  Passed the CSCS Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment Test. Applicants will need to supply proof that they hold current membership of the professional bodies Evidence must show member...Read More

CSCS Academically Qualified Person Card

Academically Qualified Person Card Academically Qualified Person Card is available to people who have completed certain construction related degrees, HNDs, HNCs, CIOB Certificates and NEBOSH diplomas.  It further shows that they possess sufficient competence to work on a construction site. This card is only available to certain graduates and degree or certificate holders. You will have to provide proof of your degree or certification when applying. CSCS Academically Qualified Person Card Requirements Must have passed the Managers and Professionals CSCS Health & Safety Test...Read More

CSCS Black Manager Card

CSCS Black Manager Card CSCS Black Manager Card can drive career development and make you better asset to your employers. CSCS black manager card is available for manager and technical occupations. Holding the CSCS Black Manager Card demonstrates that you’re experienced and can hold management position on a construction site. CSCS Black Manager Card increases your employability and in addition to better job opportunities in construction industries. The Black Manager card is available to those who work in a technical or managerial occupation. CSCS Black Manager Card Requirement ...Read More

CSCS Supervisor Card

CSCS Gold Supervisor Card CSCS Gold Supervisor Card is for construction supervisors at advanced level. They need to have obtained an advanced NVQ/SVQ certification to obtain the card. CSCS Gold Supervisor Card will show employers that you have the capability you need to supervise personnel in a construction environment. How do I apply for a CSCS Gold Supervisor Card? Email a copy of their qualification certificate Call Us 203 603 7962 and book your CSCS Gold Supervisor Card The quickest and most convenient way to apply for a CSCS card is via our on...Read More

CSCS Advanced Craft Card

CSCS Advanced Craft Card CSCS Gold Advanced Craft Card is advanced level CSCS Card is intended for highly skilled workers within the construction industry. CSCS Gold Advanced Craft card will show employers that you have the competence you need to operate as a skilled worker. CSCS gold advanced craft card is to be used only for those workers with a high skill set within the construction industry. CSCS Gold Advanced Craft Card Requirements Achieved a Construction Related NVQ or SVQ level 3 Completed an approved indentured apprenticeship (e.g. With NJCBI, BATJIC etc.) Completed an...Read More

CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card

CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card demonstrate that applicants have the health and safety knowledge, plus are fully trained to competently perform the duties on site. CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card Requirements: Achieved a construction related NVQ or SVQ level 2 Completed an apprenticeship All applicants must pass the CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test City and Guilds of London Institute Craft Certificate A NARIC report and certificate equivalent to NVQ level 2 What are the documents required I need if I use a NARIC certificate? To appl...Read More

CSCS Red Trainee Card

CSCS Red Trainee Card CSCS Red Trainee Card this temporary card is available if you are a trainee and registered to complete a construction related qualification. The qualification may be vocational, academic or professional, but must be acceptable for a Skilled CSCS Card. CSCS Red Trainee Card hold details qualifications, demonstrating that applicants have fulfilled that construction industry requirements and do understand the rules and regulations attached to their role. CSCS Red Trainee Card Requirements: Passed the Operative level CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test wit...Read More

CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card

CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card CSCS Experienced Worker is temporary card available specifically for workers with on the job experience (normally at least one year in the last three) who are registered to a complete a Construction Related NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or higher which is acceptable for a CSCS card. CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card Requirements:  You must have one year’s experience on site Must also have passed the appropriate level CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test within the last 2 years Applicants must be able to provide proof of registration onto thei...Read More

Red Experienced Technical Card

Red Experienced Technical Card CSCS Red Experienced Technical Card will help to secure suitable roles within the construction sector by demonstrating that the person has solid understanding of health and safety requirements and skills needed to manage required trades to ensure they can carry out their roles and responsibilities in adequate manner.  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 a Construction Related NVQ or SVQ Lev...Read More

CSCS Red Apprentice Card

CSCS Red Apprentice Card CSCS Red Apprentice Card will demonstrate that you have relevant health and safety awareness required to gain hands-on site experience. CSCS Red Apprentice Card is for operatives who are on their first steps towards a great career in United Kingdom construction industry.  CSCS Red Apprentice Card Requirements:  To apply for CSCS Red Apprentice 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...Read More

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