What happened on 1st August 2016?

From 1 August 2016 the following Trainee card requirements were introduced:

  • Only one Trainee card (irrespective of occupation) is available
  • The card is red in colour and clearly marked “Trainee”
  • The occupation is not displayed on the reverse of the card. It simply says “Trainee”
  • The card is valid for 5 years and is non-renewable
  • Prior to applying for a card an applicant must register for a CSCS recognised construction related qualification
  • SSSTS, SMSTS and NEBOSH General are not accepted as routes to a Trainee card
  • Applicants must have completed the appropriate CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test less than 2 years prior to applying for their Trainee Card
  • Applicants must complete their qualification before the Trainee card expires
  • On completion of the qualification applicants can move onto a skilled CSCS card.

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