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Card Requirements

You can apply for this card if you have either:

  • Completed the RQF Level 1/SCQF Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
  • Completed the SCQF Level 5 REHIS Elementary Health and Safety Certificate.

To find out how to take these qualifications contact your local college of further education, training centre or Jobcentre Plus. You can see a full list of awarding bodies offering this qualification here. They will advise you about training and assessment availability, pricing and whether funding is available.

All applicants must pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test

This card is valid for five years.

Alternative Courses

CSCS also accepts a number of alternative courses detailed below. Please note that CSCS are no longer accepting any new alternative courses please click here for further information.

Important note: Alternatives to the Level 1 Award/SCQF Level 4 Award and SCQF Level 5 may not be lifetime qualifications. This could mean that the learner will be required to complete a refresher course every 3-5 years before they can renew their Labourer card.

Awarding Organisation Course Name Validity of Course Delivery
CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course 5 Years Classroom or Online
COSAC Safe2Site 5 years Online
Drilling and Sawing Association DSA Health and Safety Awareness Course 3 Years Classroom
IOSH Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers (classroom assessed) 3 Years Classroom
NOCN Health and Safety Awareness in Construction 5 Years Classroom
NPORS NPORS Site Safety Awareness Course 5 years Classroom
SPA – Safety Pass Alliance SPA – Core Construction Course 5 Years Classroom

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.

This card is valid for five years.