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Mandatory documents for appeals

The following documents are mandatory when submitting appeals to CSCS.

Qualification or card applications

All appeals must include:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a full work history and details of any qualifications that have been achieved.
  • Copies of any qualifications achieved, relevant to the card and occupation the appeal refers to.


If you no longer have your apprenticeship completion certificate or did not achieve a qualification certificate as part of your apprenticeship, you must also submit:

  • A letter explaining the full details of the apprenticeship you completed.
  • A letter on headed paper from the employer with whom the apprenticeship was served, stating your occupation, the completion date of the apprenticeship and the employer’s contact details.
  • Witness testimony from your most recent employer.

If you achieved an older Apprenticeship and no longer have your completion certificate please see our guidance on obtaining lost certificates.

Card Renewals

If you are appealing to renew your card more than 12 months after the card’s expiry you must also submit:

  • A letter explaining why you were unable to renew the CSCS card within 12 months of the card expiring.
  • Witness testimony from your most recent employer on company headed paper.

Any other type of appeal such as lost qualification certificates

Please provide any relevant documentation that may help support your appeal.