Overseas qualifications

If you have a construction related qualification that was awarded outside the UK and is not currently recognised by CSCS you should contact UK NARIC. UK NARIC will review your qualification and determine whether it is comparable to an NVQ, SVQ or an approved qualification appropriate to your occupation and the CSCS card you wish to apply for.

If UK NARIC confirms that your qualification is an acceptable alternative to a UK awarded qualification you should email the following to customerservice@cscs.co.uk

  1. UK NARIC Statement of Comparability
  2. Copy of your original qualification (preferably translated)
  3. Fully completed CSCS application form, including which occupation you wish to apply for (full list found here).

Once this information is received CSCS will review your application and if all the documents are correct will send your CSCS card to the address you have provided.

NOTE: From October 2017, UK NARIC will be introducing a new application process for applicants with overseas qualifications. Read more here.