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New NEBOSH qualification now accepted for Academically Qualified Person applications

Published: August 3, 2021

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is to formally recognise the NEBOSH Health & Safety Management for Construction (UK) qualification for its Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card, effective immediately.

CSCS, the UK’s leading skills certification scheme within the construction industry, will accept the qualification alongside a range of already-recognised NEBOSH courses, with applicants required to supply a copy of their qualification while also passing the CITB Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment Test.

The course will replace the NEBOSH Construction Certificate, although both will run in tandem until 21 July 2023 to allow existing learners to complete their final assessment. The new course is primarily intended for construction site managers, contract managers, site workers with health and safety responsibilities and construction health and safety advisors.

It centres on areas including workplace injuries and illness, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, employee wellbeing and demonstrating, as well as strengthening, health and safety culture.

Angeleen Hill, Scheme Manager at CSCS, said: “CSCS is pleased to have worked alongside NEBOSH to recognise their Health & Safety Management for Construction UK qualification as part of our Academically Qualified Person card. Steps like this are vital for the industry as we continue collectively to raise standards and aim to towards achieving a fully qualified workforce.

Applicants can apply for their AQP card online via CSCS’s online service, with the card valid for five years from issue.

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is a leading global organisation, which provides health, safety and environmental qualifications. Their internationally recognised qualifications help to raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace.