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Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

Course Code: CSCS3

Level: 1
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades

Qualification: Award
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Three days

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About the course

Do you need to work on a building site? Do you need to take the CSCS test? Have you got the experience but not the relevant qualifications? Then this is the course for you! In order to undertake the CSCS test you have to have completed a Health and Safety qualification – normally within a Diploma, NVQ or Apprenticeship. This intensive course will give you a Health and Safety Qualification to enable you to sit the CSCS test and work on sites.

What you'll learn

The course is a 3 day intensive course, with a reading requirement/ distance learning before the course starts.
This course will cover the following elements:

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

There are no formal entry requirements, but you must have a commitment to the course and an interest in construction.


There will be a paper-based test at the end of the course.

What's next?

On successful completion, you will be in a position to undertake the CSCS test.

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.