The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is used to give proof of your construction skills and qualifications to work on a construction site. CSCS cards were introduced to improve standards in the UK construction industry.
It’s not a legal requirement, but many larger contractors and major house builders require that subcontractors hold them to be able to work on their sites. Getting one is therefore a good idea to prevent restricting the jobs you can work on.
Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! You can apply online to get a CSCS card.
Here’s what you will need close by when you apply:
Once ordered, most cards arrive within 3-5 working days via Royal Mail, although wait up to 10 days before contacting them as COVID-19 has affected the speed of deliveries.
No, you don’t need a CSCS card to join the Construction Industry Scheme. Whilst closely related, you can be part of one without the other.
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