The Gold CSCS Supervisor Card will show employers that you have the capability you need to supervise personnel in a construction environment. Whether you’ve completed your apprenticeship or hold an advanced NVQ/SVQ certification – this advanced card is to be used only for those workers with a high skill set and supervisory experience within the construction industry.
Most people qualify for their Gold CSCS card by achieving employment experience as a supervisor in the construction industry, and having the following:
Achieved a level 3 (occupational work supervisor) or level 4 (site supervisor) SVQ or NVQ in a construction environment and in a supervisory capacity
Passed the Supervisory CITB Health and Safety Test
You can apply for the Gold CSCS Supervisor Card over the phone by directly calling the Construction Skills Certification Scheme on 0344 99 44 777. You will need to email evidence of your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to calling.
CSCS Cards are issued as part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. The scheme aims to increase safety on construction sites and to ensure that those working in the construction industry have the necessary health and safety knowledge. Having a card contributes towards the overall safety and standard of a construction site.
The CSCS Card is not a legal requirement, but is highly recommended, as many contractors only employ those that have the card. Some construction projects may also have certain conditions regarding CSCS Cards, meaning you will need the card to work at certain sites.
The application cost to obtain a CSCS card is £30. However, there are also other costs for external tests or courses which increase the price.
Who pays for your CSCS Card depends on the agreement that you have with your employer. Some employers will pay for their staff to obtain a CSCS Card, others will expect the employee to pay for it themselves.
It takes up to 5 working days for your CSCS card to arrive. You will need to contact CSCS directly and apply for it. Make sure that you have your assessment certificate handy, as this will be required when you apply.
This card is valid for five years and can be renewed.
Many gold card holders seek higher NVQ or SVQ qualifications. If you achieve a level 5+ management NVQ or SVQ, you may attempt to earn your Black (Manager) CSCS Card.