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British Safety Council to withdraw delivery of Labourer card qualification

Published: April 1, 2020

The British Safety Council (BSC) recently announced their plans to stop delivering the RQF Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.

The qualification is a popular choice for construction workers wishing to obtain the green CSCS Labourer card.

The BSC have confirmed the following key dates:

  • 30 April 2020: Final date for examinations
  • 30 June 2020: Final certificate issue date

The BSC have written to their network of training centres with instructions to prepare for the withdrawal and to ensure that there are no adverse effects on learners. If you have any further queries please contact your BSC training centre directly. For further information on the BSC please visit: https://www.britsafe.org.

Angeleen Hill, Scheme Manager at CSCS said:It is important to highlight that all RQF Level 1 Awards already achieved through the British Safety Council do remain valid and they can be used to apply for the green Labourer card. This withdrawal only effects the British Safety Council’s delivery of the RQF Level 1 Award Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, all other approved providers and routes to the green Labourer card remain in place.”

For those concerned about where they may be able to take the qualification in the future, there are plenty of options. The Level 1 Award is offered by many other awarding bodies, you can view the list of organisations offering the award at: https://www.cscs.uk.com/hsce/.

To find out how to take the Level 1 Award contact your local college of further education, training centre or Jobcentre Plus. They will advise you about training and assessment availability, pricing and whether funding is available.

For further information on the green Labourer card and a full list of approved alternatives to the RQF Level 1 Award Health and Safety in a Construction Environment visit www.cscs.uk.com/labourer.

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