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The Labourer card is specifically for people carrying out labouring duties. Do not apply for this card if you work in a skilled occupation – to find the correct card for your occupation, please use the Card Finder tool.

This card is valid for five years. It is currently not possible to renew a Labourer card. However, you can apply for a new Labourer card when your existing card expires. Find out more here.

How to apply

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 log in and start your application today. If you do not have an account, visit the Applying for Cards page to find out how to create an account and apply for CSCS card online.

CSCS does not offer any courses or qualifications. To take one of the required qualifications listed below, please contact your local college of further education, training centre or Jobcentre Plus.

These organisations can advise you about training and assessment availability, pricing and whether funding for your course is available.

Card Requirements

All applicants must pass the CITB health, safety and environment test for operatives and hold one of the following:

  • An RQF Level 1/SCQF Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. Click here for a full list of awarding bodies offering this qualification. Please note: the RQF Level 1 Award is a lifetime qualification.
  • An SCQF Level 5 REHIS Elementary Health and Safety Certificate.
  • The NOCN/CSkills Awards Construction Health and Safety (F/618/0738) unit
  • A CSCS approved alternative qualification. Alternative qualifications with an expiry date can only be used once, so you will need to retake these qualifications in the future when you apply for a new or renewed Labourer card.

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