What is the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)?

Career Advice, Industry Insights

What is the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)?

Career Advice, Industry Insights

The construction skills certificate scheme (CSCS) is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. CSCS cards although not a legislative requirement, provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on-site.

Most major contractors and house-builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid CSCS card.

By ensuring the workforce is appropriately qualified the card plays its part in improving standards and safety on UK construction sites. 

Before you apply, please ensure you:

  1. Have a scanned copy of your qualification certificate or proof that you are registered to complete a recognised construction-related qualification relevant to your occupation. To check if CSCS accepts your qualification, you can use the CSCS Card Finder. Select ‘Search by qualification’, type in your qualification and see if your qualification appears.
  2. Have the test ID number from your CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test ready. This can be found at the top of your pass certificate.
  3. Have a credit or debit card to pay the £36 application fee.

Profile pictures are taken when you take the HS&E test and these pictures will be used on your CSCS card, should your application be approved. 

If you are applying with an alternative to the HS&E test requirement then you will have to provide a passport-style photograph as part of your application.

For guidance on making an online application head over to the CSCS website: https://www.cscs.uk.com

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