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Basic Skills Green card

CSCS will not accept new applications for the Basic Skills card from 3rd September 2018.

CSCS will continue to accept renewals for the Basic Skills card until 3rd December 2018. After this date, CSCS will no longer issue any new or renewed Basic Skills cards.

The decision to withdraw the Basic Skills card is seen as a practical step towards achieving the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) requirement of ensuring nationally recognised qualifications are in place for all construction related occupations. The training qualifications that have previously been accepted for the Basic Skills card do not meet the CLC’s requirements.

For further information on the CLC requirements go to www.cscs.uk.com/clc

For existing Basic Skills cardholders/New applicants the following options are available:

  1. Apply for the Green Labourer card. To apply for this card applicants will be required to hold the QCF Level 1/SCQF Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction environment qualification and have passed the CITB Health, safety and environment test within the last 2 years. For further information on the Labourer card, and alternative qualifications to the level 1 award, go to cscs.uk.com/labourer
  2. Apply for a skilled card. Individuals who already hold recognised technical qualifications, academic qualification certificates or proof of membership of a CSCS approved professional body can apply for a Skilled card. For more information go to cscs.uk.com/cards
  3. Register for the NVQ/SVQ Level 2 or 3 in their trade and apply for a Trainee or Experienced Worker card. To apply for these cards applicants must provide evidence they are registered onto an NVQ/SVQ and have passed the CITB Health, safety and environment test within the last 2 years. To find out which qualifications are registered for specific occupations, use our card finder at cscs.uk.com/card-finder
  4. Register for an Apprenticeship in their trade and apply for an Apprentice card. To apply for this card applicants must provider evidence they are registered onto a recognised apprenticeship framework. They may also have to have passed the CITB Health, safety and environment test within the last 2 years. For further information on the Apprentice card and requirements go to cscs.uk.com/apprentice

For further information on applying for a CSCS card visit www.cscs.uk.com

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