Our training and test facilities allow candidates to take the CITB test (often, not strictly correctly, referred to as CSCS test or CSCS card test) and apply for the CSCS card that is required to work for almost all reputable building companies in the UK.
CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) cards appropriate to the role of the card holder assure any potential employer that the card holder is trained to complete the work in a safe and appropriate manner. They also guarantee that the card holder knows the current health & safety legislation rules that apply at British construction sites.
CSCS card proves that the holder has completed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test as well as holds the appropriate mandatory qualifications. The qualifications required depend on the type of CSCS card: for example, the CSCS Labourer card (commonly known as the CSCS green card) requires an RQF Level 1/SCQF Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, an SCQF Level 5 REHIS Elementary Health and Safety Certificate, or an alternative qualification. Although it's not required by law that construction site employees hold a CSCS card, a card is demanded by the vast majority of employers and it would be very difficult to be legally hired in the UK construction sector without passing the CITB health and safety test and holding a valid CITB CSCS card.
Construction sector employers are legally required to ensure that people who work for them are competent and can do the work safely. The CITB CSCS test and card combination offer an easy way to ensure that requirement is fulfilled.
To obtain a CSCS card you need to pass the official CITB Health, Safety and Environment test and send a correct application form. You also need to hold or obtain a qualification relevant for the type of card you are applying for. You can complete your CSCS test booking directly with us.
Our dedicated team will take care of you and make sure that the whole process, from filling in the correct data in the application form to getting you to the right CSCS test centre goes as smoothly as possible.
We will also provide you with learning materials that will help you pass the CSCS test. Online application is the fastest and easiest way to book health and safety test needed to get your CSCS operative test or any other CSCS card test you need.
Please note that it is not possible to take the CSCS card test online. Although the test is a PC-based, touch-screen test, it has to be taken in person in a test centre. The test takes around 45 minutes to complete. It consists of 50 questions regarding health & safety at work, specific to the construction sites, and work-related hazards. There are two types of questions:
One you pass the test you will receive a CSCS test pass certificate valid for 2 years and you will be able to order your provisional red CSCS card – a temporary card valid for 6 months which cannot be renewed.
Depending on your qualifications, you will be then able to book a 1-day Level 1 Health & Safety course and exam. With this qualification and the provisional card, you will be entitled to order a green (labourer) CSCS card valid for 5 years and renewable.
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