The Construction Skills Certification Scheme or CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme which operates within the the UK construction industry.
CSCS certification provides individuals with cards, proving that they have the appropriate training and qualifications to work on construction sites in the UK.
Overall, they help to raise the construction standards and improve health & safety on UK construction sites.
It is not a legal requirement to hold a CSCS card most most site managers and owners require construction workers and contractors to hold a CSCS card before they are allowed on a site.
For more information about the NVQ pathways available to achieve a black CSCS card for managers, go to our dedicated web page Black CSCS Cards for more information. You will need to achieve a Level 6 or Level 7 NVQ in Construction to achieve a Black CSCS Card.