CSCS card from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme is the leading competence card scheme for individuals working in construction, ensuring they are up-to-date and can demonstrate an agreed level of occupational competence. For individuals, having a CSCS card verifies your identity and shows employers that you have the required qualifications, training and experience to carry out your work on a construction site.

Whilst CSCS is not a legal requirement, more and more contractors are making the scheme mandatory for their construction sites.

Anyone working or visiting a construction site may be required by the client or contractor to show their CSCS card. It is important that you hold the right CSCS card for the type of work you undertake. If you do not have a card, or hold the wrong card, access to construction sites may be denied.

CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test

The CITB Health, safety & environment (HS&E) test helps to raise standards across the industry and ensures workers have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental.

  • Computer-based test lasting for 45 minutes
  • Flexible service with multiple time slots to reduce the disruption to your working day
  • Fee includes CITB test only

£47 inc VAT

CITB Site Safety Plus Health and Safety Awareness Course

The CITB Health & Safety Awareness course is designed for those who have entered, or are about to enter the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the work force, to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site.

At the end delegates will be able to understand the need to prevent accidents, health & safety legislation, need for risk assessments and method statements and identify how their role fits into the control and management of the site.

This course is in partnership with APT Health and Safety.

1 day course

  • Valid for 5 years
  • Multiple-choice exam paper
  • CITB Accredited Certificate awarded on successful completion of the course

£154.17 plus VAT

Level 1 Award Health & Safety in a Construction Environment (QCF)

To achieve this qualification, delegates must undertake up to 40 Guided Learning Hours, although recognition of prior learning or knowledge match can be used.
For example timesheets, witness statements and attendance of training courses can be submitted.

CITB C Skills Award Modules include;

  • Principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work.
  • The importance of safe manual handling in the workplace and working safely at height in the workplace.
  • Risks to health within a construction environment and the importance of working around plant and equipment safely.
    Up to 40 guided learning hours

Qualification is for life

£370 plus VAT

Construction Award NVQ Level 2 (OSAT) or Apprenticeship

In order to achieve a Blue Skilled Worker Card you need to achieve a construction related NVQ level 2 or have completed an employer sponsored apprenticeship which included the achievement of a City and Guilds of London Institute Craft Certificate.

For those wanting to complete the NVQ Level 2, PM Training are able to offer this through the OSAT (On-Site Assessment & Training) route or via an Apprenticeship, which requires both on site and classroom related work.

6 to 12 months OSAT NVQ Level 2 (£1,500 cost applies to OSAT NVQ Level 2)

24 months Apprenticeship (Funding available subject to eligibility)
Qualification is for life

Enquire for funding eligibility

What is CSCS?

CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) is the leading competence card scheme for individuals working in construction, ensuring they are up-to-date and can demonstrate an agreed level of occupational competence.

Do I need a CSCS card?

Many contractors and clients insist that all workers on site hold a CSCS card to show that their qualifications and training have been certified, are up-to-date and they have appropriate health and safety awareness.

Anyone working or visiting a construction site may be required by the client or contractor to show their CSCS card. Without a relevant CSCS card, access to construction sites may be denied.

How can I get a CSCS card?

In order to gain a CSCS card, you will be required to pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test. Once the 45-minute test has been completed, we make it hassle-free obtaining your card by carrying out the paperwork and application process on your behalf. The card will then be posted to your home address.

For the different cards you will need proof of practical competence, usually this means having an S/NVQ.

How do I know which CSCS Card I need?

To determine you are applying for the correct CSCS card – you can use the online CITB Card Finder to find which card is the right on for you and the the job that you do. This will also tell you the type of CITB Health, Safety and Envirnment test you will need to take.

How much is a CSCS card?

CSCS Cards through PM Training are £70 + VAT.  This includes booking of the test, the test itself, applying for the card and the actual card itself.  We complete all the necessary paperwork for you – saving time and any headaches in completing the administration required!

What does the test involve?

All tests last for 45 minutes and have 50 multiple-choice questions including:

  • 12 behavioural case study questions about how you should behave on a construction site to stay safe
  • 38 knowledge questions to check your awareness of health, safety and environment issues.

These are computer based tests. A tutorial is available before the test which explains how everything works.  A member of staff will also be on hand during your test appointment to help with any queries or issues.

To take the test, you need to:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before your test starts
  • Bring your confirmation letter/email with you
  • Bring ID that includes your photo and your signature (See a full list of acceptable ID) that you can use)

If you don’t have suitable ID you can use an Identification Waiver Form (details on how to complete and use the form are included on the document).

Staff at our test centre will check your documents when you arrive. You will not be able to sit your test if you don’t have the relevant documents, and you will lose your fee.

Will I get charged if I miss my test appointment?

If you cancel or reschedule your test giving 24 hours notice you will not be charged.

CPCS renewal tests

PM Training offer CPCS renewal tests for individuals needing to renew their CPCS competent operator (blue) card.

The CPCS renewal test is split into test modules – each module has 15 randomly selected multiple choice questions which need to be answered within 15 minutes.

Modules are CPCS plant specific and the questions are based on a range of topics and key knowledge expected of experienced plant operators and have been devised through consultation with plant-based employers and health and safety related data.

Different modules have been developed to meet the demands of different types of construction plant and trades.  Modules are available for each category of plant or for a group of similar categories. You will need to make sure that you take and prepare for the right one(s).

Cardholders will need to pass each module in order to retain each category when renewing their Competent Operator (Blue) Card.

If you take between one and five CPCS renewal test modules, the cost of your test is £40.00.

If you take more than five modules for the CPCS renewal test, this will cost £65.00 for the first five modules and another £25.00 for upto another five additional modules.

Please note we are only able to provide the renewal test – individuals will need to complete and send off applications for the card themselves.