To put it briefly, a CSCS (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme) card is a qualification that people can obtain to improve their ability to work independently, safely and to a professional level in their construction role. An organization that is operated by CSCS qualified professionals is immediately put on to the map for its credibility, trustworthiness and ability to cater to large and highly complex construction projects - the same respect goes for individual as well.
Although it is not a legal requirement to possess a CSCS card, people will find it quite difficult to land the construction job they truly want as almost 90% of all construction companies in UK make it a mandatory requirement for their on-site workers to hold a CSCS card.
If you want to ask some questions before you make a booking, please do not hesitate to call us on 020 7199 9800, or send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and the type of CSCS card you want to obtain. Most CSCS cards that are ordered over the phone get dispatched within the next working day.
First, you must establish a general understanding of what career path you want to take in construction so that you can choose the best fitting and most appropriate CSCS card. There are many different types of CSCS card available so, before starting the application process you must be 100% aware of the specific skill sets, expertise and qualifications you must obtain for your next role.
Please visit our comprehensive guide on CSCS Card Types which explains the utility of each type of card, and the career opportunities you will have once you obtain them.
For most people, acquiring a CSCS card will involve taking the CITB Health Safety and Environment Test first in order to prove your knowledge on specific health and safety measures that are related to your job.
The test is a mandatory step towards getting your CSCS card and only after passing it should you then apply for your CSCS card. There can be some exemptions from the health and safety test, so we suggest that you visit our website to see if you qualify.
At Construction Helpline we offer both co-funded and fully funded CSCS tests, CITB examinations and NVQ training courses. Our expert trainers & assessors are all experienced and fully equipped with industry leading tools and qualifications to deliver you comprehensive construction qualification courses.
Whether you are out of work, or trying to improve and excel in your current role, we have a UK-wide network of employers and vendors that we will get you in touch with once you acquire a CSCS qualification.
If you are still unsure on how to obtain a CSCS Card, just give us a call on 0207 199 9800 and of our trained team will be there to answer any of your questions and provide you with the support that you need.