Construction Skills Certification Scheme Training

The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone working in the construction industry on site is qualified and competent in health and safety. Successful completion of this course will ensure you meet these criteria, giving you health and safety tested status and resulting in the awarding of a CSCS card.

The card scheme has been designed to make access to a construction site easier, as it can reduce the amount of site induction that is required. Many contractors are already asking for all workers on their sites to hold CSCS cards. Although health and safety tested status can reduce the amount of site health and safety induction required, some site-specific health and safety induction may also be required. The issue of this card does not relieve the site managers from their legal obligation to ensure the health, safety and welfare of people entering their sites.

What will I study?

During the two-day course a qualified instructor will ensure that all areas of site health and safety are covered and that all learning material is relevant for the test and for when you are working on site. In order to obtain a CSCS card you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test.

Additional information

Which card will I need my staff to have?  

The cards are colour coded in line with your employee's qualifications and there are varying levels of cards:

Red - Trainee

Green - Construction site operative

Blue - Experienced worker (cannot be renewed at same level), skilled worker or experienced managers

Gold - Skilled worker or supervisor

Platinum - Manager

Black - Senior manager

Yellow - Professional qualified person or regular visitor

White - Construction related occupation (CRO) 

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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