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CSCS Card (Test)

Course Code: CSCS
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Award
  • Awarding body: Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
  • Duration: One day
  • Course type: Short course
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Fridays, various times

What's it all about?

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.

Course information

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.

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.

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

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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