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CSCS Card applications to become a lot quicker!

CSCSHaving a CSCS Card is vitally important for any worker when looking to get work on a building site. Without the correct card you will not be able to get work on-site in your chosen trade.

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has decided to launch an online service to make the card application process quicker for everyone. It was reported by the Construction Enquirer today as they gave all the information on the new online service coming to the industry.

“The cards are used by the majority of contactors and clients to provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.

But the process for applying for them has often been painfully slow and handled by call centres run by the Construction Industry Training Board under a deal which is now coming to an end.

Graham Wren, Chief Executive at CSCS said: “I am delighted to announce that the new service will go live by the end of 2019.

“This new and exciting development includes the introduction of online applications and the ability to send an electronic version of the CSCS card directly to your mobile phone.”

Applying for a CSCS card online will be considerably easier, quicker and more convenient than any other means of application.

Applicants will have the choice of applying for their cards using their personal computers, tablet devices or mobile phones.”

A CSCS Skilled Workers card can only be issued to people who have received the correct training and gained all the necessary qualifications in their chosen trades. This is to stop people working on-site on jobs that they are not skilled to complete.

This new system will help people that have gained all the correct qualifications to easily apply for a CSCS Card without all the hassle and get them working quicker.

Here at Able Skills we offer all the courses needed to be able to get our students to the point of being able to apply for a CSCS Skilled workers card. The qualification needed is the NVQ and we offer NVQ training for all the construction and technical trades. Along with the training we can also offer the on-site assessments which are all part of completing the NVQ.

If a career in the construction industry is something you would like to pursue, then contact us today on 0808 100 3245 for more information.