What are the different types of CSCS Cards?
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GREEN CSCS CARD:
This is a basic site skills card for a general labourer. If you were a candidate looking to apply for this card then you would require an employer’s recommendation for getting this card.
To obtain this card you will need to attend the one day health and safety awareness course at WT Consultancy which you can book here.
BLUE CSCS CARD – SEMI SKILLED WORKER:
This card can be given to an individual who has completed an apprenticeship or have gained their SVQ or NVQ level 2 along with a certificate from City of Guilds and London Institute.
GOLD CSCS CARD – SKILLED WORKER:
This card can be owned by those skilled people only who have achieved an employer sponsored apprenticeship or SVQ or an NVQ level 3 along with an Advance Craft Certificate from the City and Guilds of London Institute.
GOLD CSCS CARD – SUPERVISOR:
This card can be for candidates who have experience or involved in the supervisor occupation and already achieved the SVQ or NVQ Level 3.
BLACK CSCS CARD – SENIOR MANAGER:
The Black card is for those people who have manager and senior manager occupation and have achieved level 4 or 5 in site management.
YELLOW/WHITE – PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED PERSON CSCS CARD (PQP)
The PQP card is for professionals who look after health and safety responsibilities such as architects, engineers, consultants and surveyors.
WHITE CSCS CARD – CONSTRUCTION RELATED OCCUPATION (CRO)
The CRO card shows the occupation of the cardholder. This card is mainly for the people who have construction related occupations which is not covered by the other categories of card.
YELLOW CSCS CARD – REGULAR VISITOR
The yellow Regular Visitor Card is for those people who do visit a construction site, but they don’t have any construction ‘site’ skill.
RED CSCS CARD – TRAINEE
This card is mainly for the people who have not achieved the SVQ or NVQ level 2 or 3 or for those who have registered in some college for the construction related qualification.
RED CARD – GRADUATE (TECHNICAL, SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT)
This card is for those who have completed qualification related to construction from a nationally recognized education college. This card is valid for three years.
RED CARD – EXPERIENCED (TECHNICAL, SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT)
This card is available to everyone who has relevant job experience of at least one year. After achieving NVQ or SVQ, the card is issued on a temporary basis. This card is also valid for three years.
Red Card – Experienced Worker
This card is only for the worker with one years of experience and received the NSQ or SVQ. This card has the validity of one year only. To get these cards one will have to appear for the CSCS test which will be containing 35 questions in the time limit of 45 minutes.