How to get a Red Trainee CSCS Card

The Temporary card is accessible to trainees who are actively enrolled in the pursuit of a construction-related qualification. The qualification in question may encompass vocational, academic, or professional areas, provided it meets the criteria for a skilled CSCS card.

This card holds a five-year validity period, and renewal is not an option. Cardholders are expected to successfully complete their qualification before the card’s expiration date and proceed to apply for a skilled CSCS card.

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How to get a Red Trainee CSCS Card

How do I apply for a Green CSCS Card?

Not sure when your card expires? You can either download the CSCS Smart Check app on App Store or Google Play to check any construction industry card displaying the CSCS logo, or you can use the online card checker.

Enrol on to the relevant construction qualification. This may be vocational, academic or professional, but must be acceptable for a skilled CSCS card. Trainee card applicants must be able to provide proof of registration onto their qualification.

All applicants must pass the CITB health, safety and environment test (HSE) for operatives or any other test relevant to your role. You can select this option when booking online or let the team know if you’re booking over the phone.

The quickest and most convenient way to apply for your Red Trainee CSCS card is via the CSCS online application service.

CITB Internet Test Centre (ITC)

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

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