CSCS Cards

CSCS stands for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. CSCS cards are a widely recognised certification system in the construction industry and although Acadame should not be confused with being directly associated with the CSCS scheme, we are a provider of courses and qualifications which enable construction workers to apply for these CSCS cards.

 

These cards are used to verify that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for their specific job roles.

 

CSCS cards come in various colours, each denoting the holder’s skill level and occupation within the construction industry. The different card colours represent different skill levels and professions, ranging from entry-level labourers to highly skilled tradespeople and management roles.

Not sure which card is right for you? The CSCS Card Finder Tool can help confirm which card you need for your occupation.

Below are just some of the reasons why CSCS Cards are a must have for a career in construction.

Whether you’re after a Green Labourer card, or a Black Manager card. Look no further than Acadame for your courses, qualifications and tests to further your construction career.

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An Internet Test Centre (ITC) is a centre approved by CITB to provide testing facilities for tests such as the Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test and Managers and Professionals (MaPs) test as well as many more.

Completing the HSE tests is a step towards your CSCS card, you will also need your individual course or qualifications depending on which card you want, for example the Green Labourers CSCS card you will have to have completed a Level 1 H&S or CITB Health & Safety Awareness Course and a CITB HS&E Operatives Test to apply for your Green Labourers CSCS card.

View the different coloured cards below to view which qualifications and CITB Tests you require or head over to the CSCS Card Finder for a more detailed search.

The Labourer card is designed for individuals engaged in general labour duties on construction sites. If you are in a skilled occupation, this card is not applicable to you.

To be eligible for this card, applicants are required to have obtained a Level 1 H&S in Construction or an approved equivalent, such as completing a 1 Day CITB Health & Safety Awareness course.

To obtain the Labourer card, you must also schedule and successfully complete the HSE Operatives Test.
The Apprentice card is intended for individuals officially enrolled in a recognised construction apprenticeship program, and it is provided at no cost.

To obtain this card, you have the flexibility to choose from a range of available tests.
The Temporary card is exclusively accessible to Supervisors, Managers, and Technical Workers who possess practical on-the-job experience. To be eligible for this card, applicants must be actively enrolled in an industry-recognised construction-related supervisory, management, or technical qualification program.

When applying for this card, you have the option to schedule either the HS&E test for Managers and Professionals or the HS&E Specialist Supervisors test.
The Temporary card is exclusively designed for on-site trade-related workers who have gained practical experience and are actively enrolled in an industry-recognised Construction Related trade qualification.

To obtain this card, it is essential to schedule and complete the relevant HS&E Test associated with your specific industry.
The Trainee card is tailored for individuals who are trainees with less than one year of practical experience and are actively enrolled in an industry-approved construction-related qualification program.

To acquire this card, it is necessary to arrange for and successfully complete the Operatives Test.
The Temporary card is designated for individuals currently enrolled in a construction-related qualification or training program that mandates the completion of a minimum 30-day work placement, such as T-Levels or Trainee Skills Development Programs.

To obtain this card, applicants are required to schedule and successfully complete the Operatives Test.
The Blue Skilled Worker card is designated for individuals who have successfully obtained a construction-related NVQ or SVQ at level 2, completed an apprenticeship (including Employer-sponsored apprenticeships, City and Guilds of London Institute Craft Certificate, or a CSCS Approved Trailblazer), or have acquired another industry-approved qualification.

To be eligible for this card, it is necessary to fulfill the requirement of completing the HS&E Test at the appropriate level corresponding to the occupation for which you are applying. You can utilise the Card Finder tool to identify the relevant pathway.
Blue CSCS Q-Cards are comprehensive credentials granted upon the completion of a role-specific qualification. They remain valid for a period of five years from the date of issuance.

GQA’s Q-Card serves as a collaborative partner program alongside CSCS, exclusively overseeing the Glazing/Fenestration and Glass-related sectors within the industry.

To secure this card, it is essential to schedule and successfully complete the Operatives Test.
The Gold Skilled Worker card is specifically designed for individuals who have reached the milestone of attaining a Construction Related NVQ or SVQ at level 3, completed an apprenticeship (including Employer-sponsored apprenticeships, City and Guilds of London Institute Craft Certificate, or a CSCS Approved Trailblazer), or have obtained another industry-approved qualification.

To obtain this card, applicants have the flexibility to choose from a selection of HS&E Tests, including the HS&E Test for Operatives, HS&E Test for Managers or Professionals, or an Industry-Appropriate HS&E Specialists Test.
The Supervisory card is accessible to individuals in supervisory and technical roles within the construction industry who have successfully completed an industry-approved construction-related supervisory or technical qualification.

To obtain this card, it is essential to fulfill the requirement of completing the HS&E Specialist Supervisors Test.
The Manager card is designated for professionals in managerial and technical roles within the construction sector who have accomplished an industry-recognised construction-related managerial or technical qualification.

To secure this card, you are required to successfully complete the HS&E Test for Managers and Professionals.
The AQP (Academically Qualified Person) card is intended for individuals who have successfully attained specific construction-related degrees, HNDs, HNCs, CIOB Certificates, and NEBOSH diplomas.

To qualify for this card, it is mandatory to pass the HS&E Test for Managers and Professionals.
The PQP (Professionally Qualified Person) card is accessible to individuals who have undergone a competency assessment and are members of professional bodies approved by CSCS.

To obtain this card, it is required to successfully complete the HS&E Test for Managers and Professionals.
The Provisional card is designated for individuals who are in the midst of probationary periods, during which employers are evaluating their suitability for continued employment.

To obtain this card, it is necessary to schedule and successfully complete the Operatives Test.
  • Dec
    15

    Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

    Stoke 1 hour, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    The cost of £42.50+Vat is broken down as £22.50 (test charge) and £20 (administration) The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe. The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.
    • £42.50 excl. VAT
  • Dec
    22

    Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

    Stoke 1 hour, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    The cost of £42.50+Vat is broken down as £22.50 (test charge) and £20 (administration) The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe. The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.
    • £42.50 excl. VAT
  • Jan
    05

    Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

    Stoke 44 minutes, 10:00 AM - 10:44 AM
    The cost of £42.50+Vat is broken down as £22.50 (test charge) and £20 (administration) The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe. The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.
    • £42.50 excl. VAT
  • Jan
    05

    Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

    Stoke 44 minutes, 03:30 PM - 04:14 PM
    The cost of £42.50+Vat is broken down as £22.50 (test charge) and £20 (administration) The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe. The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.
    • £42.50 excl. VAT
  • Jan
    05

    Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

    Stoke 45 minutes, 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
    The cost of £42.50+Vat is broken down as £22.50 (test charge) and £20 (administration) The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe. The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.
    • £42.50 excl. VAT
  • Jan
    12

    Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

    Stoke 44 minutes, 10:00 AM - 10:44 AM
    The cost of £42.50+Vat is broken down as £22.50 (test charge) and £20 (administration) The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe. The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.
    • £42.50 excl. VAT
  • Jan
    12

    Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

    Stoke 44 minutes, 03:30 PM - 04:14 PM
    The cost of £42.50+Vat is broken down as £22.50 (test charge) and £20 (administration) The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe. The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.
    • £42.50 excl. VAT
  • Jan
    12

    Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

    Stoke 45 minutes, 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
    The cost of £42.50+Vat is broken down as £22.50 (test charge) and £20 (administration) The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe. The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.
    • £42.50 excl. VAT
  • Jan
    19

    Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

    Stoke 44 minutes, 10:00 AM - 10:44 AM
    The cost of £42.50+Vat is broken down as £22.50 (test charge) and £20 (administration) The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe. The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.
    • £42.50 excl. VAT
  • Jan
    19

    Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

    Stoke 44 minutes, 03:30 PM - 04:14 PM
    The cost of £42.50+Vat is broken down as £22.50 (test charge) and £20 (administration) The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe. The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.
    • £42.50 excl. VAT
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Which type of test do I need to take?

If you are unsure which HS&E test to take, use the CSCS Card Finder. Simply enter your occupation or qualification into Card Finder and follow the steps on the screen. Card Finder will show you which card you are eligible for and which CITB HS&E test you need to take.

The appropriate test for you will depend on your occupation and the qualifications you hold. Please make sure that you sit the correct test as completing the wrong one will delay your CSCS card application.

There are three types of CITB HS&E test:

Operatives

Operatives – tests for a basic level of health, safety and environmental awareness.

This test is required when applying for the Labourer card, the Trainee card, the Apprentice card, most Blue Skilled Worker cards and most Gold Advanced Craft cards.

Manager and Professionals

Manager and Professionals – tests for everything in the operative test, plus additional material relevant to managers and professionals.

This test is required when applying for the Black Managers card and the Academically or Professionally Qualified person cards.

Specialists

Specialists – tests for everything in the operative test, plus additional material relating to a specialist area such as supervision or working at heights.

Specialist tests are required when applying for the Gold Supervisor card, as well as Blue Skilled Worker and Gold Advanced Craft cards in certain occupations.

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