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CSCS Cards: How to get a CSCS Black Managers Card

Posted on Oct 17, 2017


Over 85% of UK construction sites require each worker to hold a relevant CSCS Card on site. For most people, the most important qualification you can have in the construction industry is a CSCS Card. But what are they for?

They do two, simple things:

They let you prove that you have the skills required to do your job properly.

They also give you the relevant Health and Safety knowledge you need to be safe at work.

I need a CSCS Black Managers Card for me

If you need a Black Managers card, the good news is the process is quite straightforward.

The first step towards a Black Managers Card is getting a relevant qualification.

This means you need a construction management related NVQ or SVQ level 5, 6 or 7.

Or, have a pre-existing NVQ level 4 in construction management.

If you know you have this, that’s great you can go to the second step. If you do not, we can help you, please call 0800 130 3225.

The second step in most cases is to do a CITB Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment Test.

The final step is to apply via the CSCS website, which will cost you £30. Once you have submitted the application and paid, CSCS will post your card the next working day.

Still not sure?

If you are an individual looking for help and advice on CSCS or CPCS cards please call 0800 130 3225.

I need a CSCS Black Managers Card for employees

Gaining CSCS Black Card for your employees is a very straightforward process.

The first step, you need to make sure they hold a construction management related NVQ or SVQ level 5, 6 or 7, if they do not already hold a NVQ level 4 in construction management.

If they do, that’s great you can go to the second step.

If not, we have construction related NVQ funding available for a number of trades in the construction industry. Speak to one of our NVQ advisors about this option on 01246 589 446.

The second step, check if your employees have done CITB Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment Test.

The final step is to fill in the CSCS Employer Application Form online. Each card will cost you £30. If you have a CITB account they will invoice you. If you do not CSCS will contact you to take payment over the telephone.

Still unsure?

If you are a company looking to qualify your staff through the CSCS Card Scheme, please call Alex McClymont on 01246 589446 or e-mail alex.mcclymont@skillspeoplegroup.com

Speak to a human at the end of a phone

CSCS cards can be quite confusing, we are here to help. It’s easier to explain what you need over the phone and let a friendly, experienced training advisor let you know the best steps to take.

If you are an individual looking for help and advice on CSCS or CPCS cards please call 0800 130 3225.

If you are a company looking to qualify your staff through the CSCS Card Scheme, please call Alex McClymont on 01246 589446 or e-mail alex.mcclymont@skillspeoplegroup.com