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CSCS Card

Course Code: CSCS

Level: 1
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One day
When you'll study: Fridays, 9.00am - 4.00pm

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About the course

The CSCS (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme) card is essential to any construction worker. Holding a CSCS card verifies your identity and shows employers that you have the required training, qualifications, and experience for the work you carry out on a construction site. Most major contractors and homebuilders require workers on their sites to hold a valid CSCS card. Many big construction companies won’t allow you to work on their sites without one. Once you have a CSCS card, it is valid for five years, however trainee cards may be valid for one or three years. Once your card expires, you will need to re-sit the health, safety and environmental test as new standards may have been introduced since your CSCS card was issued.

What you'll learn

Topics covered by this course include:

  • health and safety law
  • first aid
  • safety behaviours and site inductions
  • manual handling
  • risk assessments and method substances
  • fire safety
  • working at height.

The course has a range of benefits for every employee on a construction site, providing guidance on how to handle any emergency situation, as well as how to apply safety measures when working with heights. Other benefits include:

  • ideas and knowledge for preventing mishaps on a construction site
  • practical awareness for working at the top spot at extreme heights
  • managing dangerous working situations
  • applying emergency first aid
  • basic understanding of fire prevention and control of harmful and dangerous substances
  • legal knowledge, mainly surrounding health and safety issues.
Entry requirements

You will need to have previously completed a health and safety qualification. This can be from a stand alone course or as part of a a previously obtained qualification.

Assessments/Exams

Assessment will be via an online examination with CITB. The test is 45 minutes long and consists of 50 multiple choice questions.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Short course

Course Code: CSCS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £100

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: CSCS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £100

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: CSCS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £100

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: CSCS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £100

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: CSCS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £100

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: CSCS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £100

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: CSCS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £100

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.