• We are currently experiencing high call volumes

    General News, October 18, 2017

    Due to the withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card we are experiencing high-call volumes and this has increased our call waiting times.

  • New SAFed route for welders to obtain CSCS cards

    General News, October 9, 2017

    The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) and Zurich Engineering have announced a new route for welders to gain a SAFed card displaying the CSCS logo.

  • Cold calling security notice

    General News, September 27, 2017

    CSCS has received reports from some employers that they are being contacted by individuals claiming to be CSCS agents and asking for card details.

  • NAS goes virtual with the SICCS skills card

    General News, September 19, 2017

    The National Association of Shopfitters & Interior Contractors (NAS) is delighted to announce the launch of its new Virtual SICCS Smartcard - a digital card that is stored in an app called Vircarda on a smartphone - developed by Reference Point for the CSCS Go Smart platform.

  • CRO Cards remain valid until expiry date

    General News, September 8, 2017

    It has been brought to CSCS’s attention that some CRO card holders, contractors and employers believe all CRO cards expire on the 30th September. This is not the case.

  • CRO Occupations requiring qualification development

    General News, September 8, 2017

    CSCS recognise there are a number of qualifications currently under development that will not be available by the end of September. These workers will require access to site after their CRO expires and while their qualification is under development.

  • Glazing occupations now on the Q-card

    General News, August 29, 2017

    The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is notifying the industry that glazing/fenestration occupations are being transferred to the GQA Qualifications (formerly Glass Qualifications Authority) Q-Card.

  • CSCS accepts the PCN Certification

    General News, August 25, 2017

    CSCS and the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) have agreed a new route to a CSCS card.

  • Last Call for CRO Cards

    General News, August 23, 2017

    The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is reminding the industry that time is almost up for 85,000 Construction Related Occupation (CRO) cards.

  • Enhanced document verification tackles overseas card fraud

    General News, August 18, 2017

    From October 2017 UK NARIC will be introducing a new application process for holders of construction skills certificates that have been awarded overseas.