The CSCS Profiled Route is a rigorously audited route applicable to experienced and competent:
- Construction Site Supervisors (Contracting or Residential) leading to a gold Supervisors card
- Construction Site Managers (Contracting or Residential) leading to a black Managers card
Before considering making an application via the Profiled Route you should note the following:
1. You must be an experienced site manager or site supervisor currently or recently working for a principal contractor. This route is NOT open to other occupations covered by the CSCS black Managers Card or CSCS gold Supervisors Card.
2. It is not appropriate for new supervisors or managers and applicants who are unable to demonstrate sufficient competence and experience.
3. Applications made via the Profiled Route cost £300 (£250.00 plus VAT)
4. All applications should include a copy of the applicant’s CV
5. Applicants must pass the appropriate Health, Safety and Environment test ie either the CITB – ConstructionSkills Supervisor Health, Safety and Environment Test for the gold card or the CITB – ConstructionSkills Managerial and Professional (MAP) Health, Safety and Environment Test for the black card.
6. Applicants should never copy or adapt other people’s answers. All applications are checked carefully by CSCS and independent Auditors and any evidence of plagiarism is taken very seriously and will result in rejection of the application with possible steps taken against the applicant, the employer and the reviewer.
How to apply for a CSCS card via the Profiled Route
Applications made via this route require applicants, their employer and a reviewer to allocate time to gather significant information and evidence and submit it in the required format for assessment by a CSCS auditor.
Before embarking on this route the applicant, their line manager and their employer should recognise the time commitment that will be required by carefully reviewing the Guidance Notes below.
If the applicant has insufficient experience or does not submit proof of it in the correct way the application will be rejected.
1. Applications made via the Profiled Route require applicants to complete the appropriate Applicant Evidence Sheet (AES) to provide a detailed profile against an agreed list of competencies which reflect the relevant National Occupational Standard.
2. Once the applicant has completed the appropriate Applicant Evidence Sheet (AES) it has to be reviewed and signed off by a company reviewer who has been appointed by the applicant’s employer by completing the appropriate Reviewer Sign Off Sheet. The reviewer must hold either an assessor/internal verifier qualification in a construction related S/NVQ Level 3 or above (A1 or V1) or be a competence assessed member of a CSCS recognised professional body . CSCS reserves the right to audit a reviewer’s credentials.
3. Submit the following to CSCS Ltd, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT:
- Completed Application Evidence Sheet
- Reviewer Sign Off Sheet
- CSCS application form
- Applicant’s CV
- Cheque for £300 payable to CSCS Ltd. Please note that from 31st July 2014 payments will only be accepted via BACS (payable to Construction Skills Certification Scheme Ltd, HSBC, account number 72052091, sort code 40-18-22)
What happens next?
All applications via the Profiled Route will be audited by a CSCS approved auditor who will review the evidence submitted to determine whether it is sufficient for a CSCS card to be issued. CSCS reserves the right to request further evidence if required. If the auditor recommends that the CSCS card can be issued, it will be sent within 28 working days. If the auditor determines that there is insufficient evidence of an applicant’s competence, they will refuse the application and recommend that the applicant registers for an appropriate NVQ. The fee paid is not refundable, however the applicant may apply for an Experienced Technician, Supervisor or Manager card or Red Trainee card.
If you have any queries regarding the Profiled Route please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The following documentation is available to download, as either pdfs or word documents:
CSCS Profiled Route Applicant & Employer Guidelines
CSCS Profiled route Reviewer Guidelines
Construction Site Supervisor Application Evidence Sheet
Construction Site Supervisor Reviewer Sign off Sheet
Construction Site Manager Application Evidence Sheet
Construction Site Manager Reviewer Sign off Sheet
Profiled Route flowchart