In order to get your green CSCS card, you’ll need to complete a Health and Safety Level 1 or Awareness type course in addition to the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.
CSCS stands for Construction Skills Certification Scheme.
We offer the following options for the Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment:
• Level 1 H&S in a Construction Environment (Fully Online)
• Level 1 H&S in a Construction Environment (Q&A Workbook)
Both options allow you to complete the award in health safety qualification from home, at your own pace, without the need to take time off from work.
The Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification has a fee of £120+vat.
In addition to the Level 1 qualification, you will also be required to complete the touchscreen CITB Health, Safety and Environment test (£21) at your nearest test centre to apply for your CSCS Labourer Card. Your award in Health, Safety and Environment test can be booked directly via the CITB here
The CSCS Labourer Card provides proof that an individual has passed the required training and assessment which allows them to work as a labourer on construction sites within the UK.
Whilst a CSCS Labourer Card is not essential for all types of construction sites, many employers in the industry will require them to allow qualified and recognised construction workers on site.
Anyone submitting an application must pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the last 2 years. This ensures you have a basic knowledge of health and safety on site, allowing applicants to operate safely in a construction related environment or career.
The CSCS Green Card is not the only type of CSCS card you can apply for. CSCS issue a range of cards that reflect the required training, qualifications, pass requirements, and various occupations on site. Others cards include the Blue CSCS Card, CSCS Gold Card, and Black CSCS Card. You can find more information on costs and price, what certificate you need to apply for each card, how you can pay, and more on each page.
A CSCS card can be essential for anyone pursuing a career in construction or working on site. Card applicants must be able to demonstrate that they hold the proper training and have knowledge of health and safety with the required pass certificate before being issued a card.
The CSCS Green Card allows workers to perform labourer tasks on sites at entry-level positions and is valid for a duration of 5 years.
After this 5 years has passed and your card has reached its expiry date, you must renew your card or apply for the next CSCS card that is relevant to your skills and qualifications during your employment on UK construction sites.
Each CSCS card will expire with a limited shelf life, but most can easily be renewed over the phone if you are registered.
Cards can be renewed from 6 months before, to 6 months after they have expired. The date of expiry will be shown on the card itself. If your card expires after the 6 month cut off date, your alternative is to apply for a brand new Green CSCS Card. You must also have passed the HS&E test with a certificate within the last two years.
If your card is stolen, lost or broken, you can contact CSCS directly to reorder. Please ensure that you have your National Insurance number or CSCS registration number at hand before you make contact via phone or online.
We are happy to give you a call to check your suitability and be sure the CSCS Green Card is the right qualification for you. Calling also gives you a chance to ask any questions and provide us with your information if you’re ready to get started on your Green CSCS Card application.