News

  • Industry Accreditation

    General News, February 2, 2017

    Industry Accreditation (IA), also known as Grandfather Rights, allowed workers to obtain CSCS cards on the strength of an employers’ recommendation rather than the achievement of a recognised qualification.

  • Professional Body status for the BIFM

    General News, February 1, 2017

    CSCS are pleased to confirm that the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) members are now eligible for a CSCS Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) card.

  • National SmartCard audit on 8th February

    General News, January 27, 2017

    Build UK and CECA are holding a SmartCard audit across all their members’ sites on 8th February

  • Annual Review 2016 published

    General News, January 10, 2017

    CSCS has published the Annual Review for 2016

  • CSCS to stop issuing CRO cards from 31st March 2017

    General News, January 5, 2017

    The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is reminding the industry to get ready for the withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.

  • Occupations moved to ECS

    General News, December 12, 2016

    The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is notifying the industry that the Communications Installer and Team Leader occupations will be transferred to the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS).

  • No CSCS cards for NVQ Assessors

    General News, October 27, 2016

    CSCS is advising NVQ Assessors and Verifiers that they do not require CSCS cards

  • Employer Application turnaround time increases

    General News, October 18, 2016

    Processing times for Employer Application times has temporarily increased

  • The CCDO Scheme goes Smart

    General News, September 12, 2016

    From the 1st September 2016 all NDTG completed training courses will result in one of the new style CCDO Smart Cards cards being issued.

  • Clarification for Cleaners

    General News, September 7, 2016

    CSCS cards are intended for construction related occupations only. Industry recognises that due to the diverse nature of construction projects, there are occasions when a person may need to access a construction site to perform a non-construction activity and that these individuals would not be expected to carry a CSCS card.