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CSCS Training

Course Code: CSCS3

Level: 1
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: Award
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Three days
When you'll study: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm

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About the course

Do you want to work on a building site? In accordance with recent health and safety laws, you will need a CSCS card in order to work or even be present on most active building sites. It may be that you’ve got the experience but not the relevant qualification. If so, this is the course for you.

In order to undertake the CSCS test and obtain the card, you will first need to have completed a Health and Safety qualification – normally within a diploma or Apprenticeship. This three day intensive course will give you a recognised qualification and enable you to sit the CSCS test in order to work on building sites.

What you'll learn

This is a three day intensive course, with reading requirement and distance learning before the course starts. It will cover the following elements:

  • the principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work
  • the importance of safe manual handling in the workplace
  • the importance of working safely at height
  • risks to health within a construction environment
  • working around plant equipment safely.
Entry requirements

The are no formal entry requirements, but a commitment to the course and an interest in construction is required.


There will be a paper-based end test.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course you will be able to undertake the CSCS Card and Training course at the College in order to gain your CSCS card.

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: CSCS3

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £140

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.