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Trainee Card

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This card is valid for five years 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 if you are a trainee and registered to complete a construction related qualification. The qualification may be vocational, academic or professional, but must be acceptable for a skilled CSCS card.

Applicants must also have passed the Operative level CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the last 2 years.

More information about the types of qualifications CSCS accepts can be found on the CSCS qualifications webpage. CSCS recognised qualifications and the appropriate HSE tests level can be checked using the CSCS Card Finder.

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 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.

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 following the steps on the screen.

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