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Industry Placement Card – Support Page

Changes to educational policy in the UK have seen an increased focus on vocational education. This includes the introduction of the Traineeship Skills Development Programme and T Level qualifications.

These new pathways into construction involve a mixture of classroom learning and extensive on-the-job experience. To support learners transitioning from the classroom into the workplace, the construction industry has introduced the Industry Placement Card.

The following card schemes will make the card available from September 2021:

Whether applying via a T Level, Traineeship or other programme route, applicants should apply to the card scheme relevant to the construction pathway undertaken by the learner.

Identifying the correct card scheme ensures the learner starts off on the right pathway into the construction industry.

Visit the FAQs section for a detailed Q&A on the Industry Placement card and use the guides below to identify the correct T Level or Traineeship pathway and which card scheme to contact when applying for a card.

Guide 1: T Levels

T Levels accepted by CSCS

T Level

 

Specialist pathway

How to apply?

 

Onsite Construction Carpentry & joinery Visit CSCS
Onsite Construction Plastering Visit CSCS
Onsite Construction Bricklaying Visit CSCS
Onsite Construction Painting & decorating Visit CSCS
Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction Civil engineering Visit CSCS
Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction Hazardous materials analysis and surveying Visit CSCS
Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction Surveying and design for construction and the built environment Visit CSCS

 

T Levels accepted by CSCS Partner Card Schemes 

T Level

 

Specialist pathway

How to apply

 

Building Services Engineering for Construction Electrical and electronic equipment engineering Visit ECS
Building Services Engineering for Construction Electrotechnical engineering Visit ECS
Building Services Engineering for Construction Gas engineering

Visit JIB PMES

or

Visit Engineering Services SKILLcard

Building Services Engineering for Construction

Protection systems engineering

 

Visit ECS
Building Services Engineering for Construction

Plumbing and heating engineering

 

Visit JIB PMES

or

Visit Engineering Services

 SKILLcard

Building Services Engineering for Construction

Heating engineering and ventilation

 

Visit Engineering Services SKILLcard

or

Visit JIB PMES

Building Services Engineering for Construction

Refrigeration engineering and air conditioning engineering

 

Visit Engineering Services SKILLcard
Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction Building services design

Visit Engineering Services SKILLcard

or

Visit ECS

or

Visit JIB PMES

 

Important note: When completing the Enrolment Evidence Form you must provide the CSCS Occupation (Specialist pathway) in full. This is a compulsory requirement, without this specific detail the CSCS team are unable process the application.

Guide 2: Traineeships

To locate the details of a Traineeship visit the government’s find a traineeship webpage. Enter your postcode and the Traineeships in your area will be displayed.

Important note: When completing the Enrolment Evidence Form you must provide the relevant Traineeship Reference number. This is a compulsory requirement, without this specific detail the CSCS team are unable process the application.

The Traineeship Reference number can be found on the right-hand side of the government’s webpage displaying the Traineeships details.

Guide 3: Recognition of other programmes

If you are delivering a programme (that includes a minimum of 30 days placement) but it is not yet recognised by CSCS for the Industry Placement Card, then get in touch here.

When contacting CSCS to make a programme recognition request, please include:

  • The full title of the programme
  • The registration number of the programme (if appropriate)
  • The name of Awarding Body register with (if appropriate)
  • The name of training provider, a contact name, email address and contact telephone number.

When the request is received, CSCS will be in touch to discuss the next steps.