Everything You Need to Know About CSCS Cards and Their Benefits

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What is a CSCS Card and Who Can Get One?

A CSCS Card is Construction Skills Certification Scheme, This is leading skills certification in UK. This is a proof that you have a valid qualifications and training to perform your duties riskfree. Health and safety training is basic necessity to get a CSCS card. 

Every working professional in construction industry needs to have a valid CSCS card. From Labourers to Civil engineers there is a card for everyone. You need to have a valid qualification to get a CSCS card. To get a CSCS card first you need to pass a CITB test. There is 3 kinds of CITB test 

  1. Operative test
  2. Supervisor and Specialist test
  3. Manager and Professinal test.

You can check which test to take as per your occupation here

Various type of CSCS Cards available for different occupations

CSCS offer below cards. 

  1.  Green Labourer Card : For this card you need to pass CITB operative test and One day health and safety course in construction environment to get a Green CSCS card.This card is valid for 5 years. Read more about this card here.
  2.  Red Apprentice Card : Should have enrolled in NVQ/SVQ Level 3 or above in construction within 2 years and pass CITB operative test. This card is valid for 4.5 years. Read more about this card here.
  3.  Red Experienced Technical Card : Should have enrolled in NVQ/SVQ Level 3 or above in construction within 2 years and pass CITB Manager and professional test. This card is valid for 3 years. Read more about this card here.
  4.  Red Experienced worker Card : Must be enrolled in NVQ/SVQ level 2 or above in Construction within 2 years and pass CITB operative or specialist test. This card is valid for 1 year. Read more about this card here
  5.  Red Trainee Card : Applicant should have enrolled in NVQ/SVQ level 2 or above or a College degree within 2 years and pass CITB operative test. This card is valid for 5 years.Read more about this card here
  6.  Red Provisional Card : This is a basic level card you just have to pass a CITB operative test to get this card. No qualification is needed.This card is valid for 6 months and can’t be renewed. Read more about this card here
  7.  Blue Skilled Worker Card : You can get this Blue Skilled worker card once you hold a NVQ/SVQ level 2 or City and Guild craft craft certificate in Construction. Pass CITB operative test. This card is valid for 5 years.Read more about this card here
  8.  Gold Advance Craft : This card is meant for those who holds an NVQ/SVQ level 3 or City and Guild Advanced Craft in Constructions. Pass CITB operative or specialist test. This card is valid for 5 years. Read more about this card here
  9.  Gold Supervisory Card : Should hold NVQ/SVQ Level 3 or 4 in Supervisory in constructions and pass CITB supervisory test. This card is valid for 5 years. Read more about this card here
  10.  Black Manager Card : Should hold NVQ/SVQ Level 4 or above in constructions and pass CITB Manager’s and Professional test. This card is valid for 5 years. Read more about this card here
  11.  White Academically Qualified Person : Should hold Degree, HND, HNC, NEBOSH, CIOB Certificate in Construction and pass CITB Manager’s and Professional test. This card is valid for 5 years. Read more about this card here
  12.  White Professionally Qualified Person : Should hold a valid current year membership of a professional body in Construction and pass CITB Manager’s and Professional test. This card is valid for 5 years. Read more about this card here

Understanding the Benefits of Having a CSCS Card

Benefit of having a CSCS card is huge. It gives you an easy access to construction site. It makes sure every worker working on site have good knowledge of health and safety, This makes the work place risk free leading to low or zero accidents. 

Holding a valid CSCS card will count in your experience. You can always upgrade your card to get a better paygrade. You can check how to upgrade your CSCS card here. 

At The End: 

Holding a CSCS card has great value. This is an easy process to get a CSCS card. We at construction duty provide you all in one services from CITB test, Courses and CSCS card. We are available on 0333 006 5640 or drop an email at info@constructionduty.com. We have excellent study material which helps you to pass the CITB test easily. 

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