How does the card application process differ between an Employers Apprenticeship and an Approved Appenticeship?

There are two routes to obtain a CSCS Card through an apprenticeship.

Employers Apprenticeship (Blue & Gold Card)

The card applicant will need to provide a copy of their final completion certificate from the employer with whom they completed the apprenticeship with details of when it was completed. They will also need to provide copies of their Individual’s City & Guilds (Craft or Advanced) Certificates.  The applicant will then be issued with a blue CSCS Card if they have the Employers Apprenticeship and Craft City & Guilds.  A gold CSCS Card will be issued if they provide copies of Advanced Craft City & Guilds Certificates with the Apprenticeship Papers.

Approved Apprenticeship (Gold Card)

The card applicant will need to provide copies of their fully Indentured Apprenticeship papers gained through the  apprenticeship provider eg NJCBI. Different providers will have different types of certificates for their apprenticeship.

If the card applicant can provide copies of City & Guilds Certificates with this as well, this will be included on the reverse of the card.

If the card applicant does not have their apprenticeship documents find out more about the appeals process here.


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