NVQs to Gain CSCS Cards

Pass your NVQ and the CSCS Health and Safety test so that you are able to gain a CSCS card. Different levels of NVQs will help you gain different coloured cards and improve your employment prospects and career in the construction industry.

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NVQs to Gain CSCS Cards

Pass your NVQ and the CSCS Health and Safety test so that you are able to gain a CSCS card. Different levels of NVQs will help you gain different coloured cards and improve your employment prospects and career in the construction industry.

NVQs are Key to Gaining CSCS Cards and Accessing UK Construction Sites

Showing you are competent at what you do and that you take health and safety seriously is a key factor to gaining a CSCS card. To progress from a red CSCS card you will usually need to gain an NVQ even if you have on-the-job experience and have passed the health and safety test.

Achieving an NVQ will help you gain a CSCS card, as core to the CSCS scheme is health and safety training as well as formal qualifications or training, which today is usually an NVQ (or SVQ in Scotland).

There are red CSCS cards for supervisors or managers who are studying for their appropriate NVQ, if they have no formal qualifications. We also have red trainee cards for those who are starting out in the construction industry who may have little experience, but registered to study for an NVQ having passed their Health and Safety Test.

Impress Potential Employers with Your Qualifications

Get onto UK construction sites more easily by having a trainee red CSCS card whilst you study for your NVQ, as most require workers to have a CSCS card to access their site.

Potential employers will be impressed that you are aware of health and safety issues and that later you have gained an NVQ and have progressed from a red CSCS card to a Blue, or even Gold, CSCS card. Usually you will progress to a blue Skilled Worker card prior to gaining a Gold CSCS card for supervisors and managers, followed by a Black management card if you reach the top of your profession. Progression through the cards will increase your level of employability but will require a higher NVQ level.

Trade Assessments carries out NVQ assessments. To find out more about being assessed for your NVQ or the role of gaining an NVQ to obtain a CSCS card, please go to https://www.cscs.uk.com/ for more information.

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