The Trainee card is available to those registered to complete a construction related qualification.
The qualification may be vocational, academic or professional, but it must be acceptable for a skilled CSCS card.
The card is valid for five years and cannot be renewed. Cardholders are expected to complete their qualification by the time the card expires.
Applicants must also have passed the Operative level CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the last 2 years.
Trainee card applicants must be able to provide proof of registration onto their qualification. See proof of registration details below.
How to apply
Log in to CSCS Online. Online applications are quick, easy and secure.
Once approved, cards should arrive within five working days.
Proof of registration
Trainee card applicants must be able to provide proof of registration onto their qualification. As a minimum, you are required to provide evidence from your University, Professional Body or qualification’s awarding body that includes:
- Applicant’s Full Name
- Full qualification title of the course you are registered to, including level if relevant.
Date of registration proof is required for:
- Vocational Qualifications (i.e. NVQ or SVQ) must be in the last two years.
- Academic Qualifications (i.e. Degree, HND or HNC) must be in the last four years. This is due to the difference in lengths of time achieving these qualifications.