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Experienced Worker

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The card is valid for one year and cannot be renewed. Cardholders are expected to complete their qualification by the time the card expires and apply for a skilled CSCS card.

This temporary card is available specifically for workers with on the job experience (normally at least one year in the last three) who are registered to a complete an approved construction related NVQ/SVQ level 2, SVQ at SCQF level 5 or higher.

Applicants must also have passed the appropriate level CITB Health, safety and environment (HSE) test within the last 2 years. This must be taken at the relevant level for the occupation being applied for.

CSCS recognised qualifications and the appropriate HSE test level can be checked using the CSCS Card Finder.

Experienced Worker card applicants must be able to provide proof of registration onto their NVQ/SVQ qualification. As a minimum, you are required to provide evidence from your Training Organisation awarding body that must include:

  • Applicants Name
  • Full qualification title of the NVQ/SVQ course you are registered to, including level
  • Date of registration (must be in the last 2 years)

The quickest and most convenient way to apply for a CSCS card is via our online application service.

If you already have an account, please login and start your application today.

If you have not already done so, we recommend that you create an account by visiting Applying for cards and follow the steps on the screen.

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