Get your CSCS/CPCS card

Get your CSCS/CPCS card

In today’s workplace good Health & Safety practices are essential, and in construction and construction related activity, CSCS and CPCS cards are required to obtain access to both residential and commercial building developments. 

With recent changes to the card schemes, your employees will not be able to gain a full competence card in any occupation without the achievement of the relevant NVQ.

NVQs are designed specifically to demonstrate occupational competence in the workplace. We start at a minimum of NVQ Level 2 to coincide with the Government’s target minimum level of qualification for the entire UK workforce.

We offer three types of NVQ training and assessment. These are commercial, funded or part funded NVQ’s depending on your business circumstances, the area you live in and the NVQ required.

We offer NVQs that qualify you for the CSCS blue, gold or black card.

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

Skilled Worker

You can apply for the Skilled Worker CSCS card (Blue) if you have achieved a construction related Level 2 NVQ.


You can apply for the Supervisory CSCS card (Gold) if you have achieved a construction related supervisory NVQ at level 3 or 4.


You can apply for the Manager CSCS card (Black) if you have achieved a construction related NVQ at Level 5, 6 or 7 in the relevant construction management level qualification. You will also need a pre-existing Level 4 NVQ in construction management.

Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)

Trained Operator

To extend your Trained Operator card (Red) by 12 or 24 months you will need to be registered for an NVQ in a related industry.

Competent Operator

To move from your Trained Operator card (Red) to a Competent Operator card (Blue) or if you are working directly towards your Competent Operator card (Blue) you will need to achieve a Level 2 NVQ with units relevant to your industry.

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