See our guide for applying for a CSCS Labourer Card or watch the video below:Video by CITB
You will need to have passed the CITB Health, safety and environment test within the last 2 years.
You can apply for this card if you have completed the QCF Level 1/SCQF Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. This is a lifetime qualification that only needs to be completed once and will be accepted in 5 years’ time when renewing your Labourer card.
To find out how to take this qualification 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. Click on these links to view Training Centres approved by Cskills Awards, City & Guilds and Pearson.
CSCS also accepts alternative courses to the Level 1 Award. These are shown below.
Training Providers and employers which offer training of the same standard as the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment can have their training assessed as an alternative course. Details on this process can be found here
Important note: Alternatives to the Level 1 Award 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||Website Link|
|BESA||BESA – Site Operative Safety Course||5 years||Click here|
|CIDORI||CIDORI Introduction to Construction Course||Lifetime course||Click here|
|CITB||Site Safety Plus one day||5 Years||Click here|
|COSAC||Safe2Site||5 years||Click here|
|Drilling and Sawing Association||DSA Health and Safety Awareness Course||3 Years||Click here|
|Education and Skills Partnership||ESP Foundation into Construction Certificates||No website|
|IOSH||Working Safely (classroom assessed)||
|Priestman Associates||Principles of Construction Site Health||Lifetime course||Click here|
|REHIS – Royal Environmental Health Institute||REHIS – Elementary Health and Safety Course||Life time course||Click here|
|Rushmoor Borough Council||Rushmoor Borough Council Health and Safety in a Construction Environment L1||Life time course||Click here|
|SPA – Safety Pass Aliance||SPA – Core Construction Course||Life Time course||Click here|
|Steve Hoskin Construction||Employee Training|
You can also apply for this card over the phone by calling 0344 99 44 777. You will need to email evidence of your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to calling.
Alternatively, you can apply by post using the application form here.
This card is valid for five years.
Go to the full Card Types list