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Pearson Vue / Construction Industry Training Board / Construction Skills – Construction Skills Certification Scheme

Our Training Centre in Bo’ness is approved by Pearson Vue and CITB/Cskills as an Internet Test Centre (ITC) for delivery of the new Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Health, Safety and Environment Test for operatives and mangers and as such, is subject to unannounced quality assurance, procedural and security audits. All Invigilators have successfully completed a self-study course and passed a PVTC_A: Pearson VUE Admin Cert Test A: Standard exam to allow them to invigilate CSCS Tests.

CSCS was set up in the mid-90s with the aim of improving site workers’ competence to reduce accidents and drive up on-site efficiencies. The Scheme keeps a database of those working in construction that achieve, or can demonstrate they have already attained an agreed level of occupational competence. Successful applicants are issued with a card giving them a means of identification and proof of their achievements. Cards are increasingly demanded as evidence of occupational competence by contractors, public and private clients and others, and today there are over 1.7 million cards in circulation. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card is the industry’s largest scheme and, at present, covers 220 occupations including trades, technical, supervisory and management. CSCS cards list the holder’s qualifications and are valid for either three or five years. Most contractors and clients now demand proof of competence, before allowing workers onto their sites, which is provided by a CSCS card.

CSCS Courses including testing and card application are eligible for ILA funding.

(see funding information page for potential sources of individual or company funding)


232 CSCS Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness

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