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Alternatives to the Level 1 Award

CSCS accepts a number of alternative courses for Labourer card applications. Please note that CSCS are no longer accepting any new alternative courses. click here for further information.

Alternative qualifications which expire can only be used once, so you will need to retake these qualifications in the future when you renew your Labourer card.

Awarding Organisation Course Name Lifetime of Course Delivery
CIDORI CIDORI Introduction to Construction Course Lifetime course No longer offered but previously awarded certificates can still be accepted
CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course 5 Years Classroom or Online
COSAC Safe2Site 5 years Online
Drilling and Sawing Association DSA 1 Day Health and Safety Awareness Course 5 Years Classroom
IOSH Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers (classroom assessed) 3 Years Classroom
NOCN Health and Safety Awareness in Construction 5 Years Classroom
NPORS NPORS Site Safety Awareness Course 5 years Classroom
SPA – Safety Pass Alliance SPA – Core Construction Course 5 Years Classroom
Priestman Associates Principles of Construction Site Health Lifetime course No longer offered but previously awarded certificates can still be accepted
Rushmoor Borough Council Rushmoor Borough Council Health and Safety in a Construction Environment L1 Lifetime course No longer offered but previously awarded certificates can still be accepted

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