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CSCS Trainee

For those without experience whilst working towards a qualification

This card is valid for five years and cannot be renewed. Cardholders are expected to complete their qualification by the time the card expires and apply for a skilled CSCS card.

This temporary card is available if you are a trainee and registered to complete a construction-related qualification. The qualification may be vocational, academic or professional, but must be acceptable for a skilled CSCS card.

Applicants must also have passed the Operative level CITB Health, Safety, and Environment test within the last 2 years.

More information about the types of qualifications CSCS accepts can be found on the CSCS qualifications webpage. CSCS recognised qualifications and the appropriate HSE tests level can be checked using the CSCS Card Finder.

Trainee card applicants must be able to provide proof of registration on to their qualification. As a minimum, you are required to provide evidence from your University, Professional Body, or Training Organisations awarding body that includes:

  • Applicant’s Full Name

  • Full qualification title of the course you are registered to, including level if relevant.

  • Date of registration proof required for;

    • Vocational Qualifications (i.e. NVQ or SVQ) must be in the last two years.

    • Academic qualifications (i.e. Degree, HND, or HNC) must be in the last five years. This is due to the difference in length of time to achieve this qualification.

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