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CSCS Cards: How to get a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card

Posted on Sep 09, 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:

  1. They let you prove that you have the skills required to do your job properly.
  2. They also give you the relevant Health and Safety knowledge you need to be safe at work.

I need a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card for me

If you need a Blue Skilled Worker Card, the good news is the process is quite straightforward.

The first step towards a Skilled Worker Card is getting a relevant qualification. This means you need a construction-related NVQ or SVQ Level 2. 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 Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last two years. If you have done a construction-related NVQ or SVQ Level 2 in the last two years, it may be that you do not need this so check with your training provider.

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 Blue Skilled Worker Card for employees

Gaining CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Cards for your employees is a very straightforward process.

The first step is you need to make sure they hold a construction-related NVQ or SVQ Level 2. 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 589446.

The second step is to check if your employees have done a a CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last two years. If they have done a construction-related NVQ or SVQ Level 2 in the last two years, it may be that you do not need this so check with your training provider.

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? Speak to a human at the end of a phone

CSCS cards can be quite confusing, so 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 freephone 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