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CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card

CSCS Red Experienced Worker


What is a Red Experienced Worker Card?

The CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card is for those with on-the-job experience who are also registered to complete a construction-related NVQ or SVQ. This card is temporary and candidates will be upgraded to the Blue Skilled Worker Card upon completion of their NVQ.

How do I get a CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card?

To apply for this card, candidates must have an in-date CITB Health, Safety & Environment test, on-the-job experience, and must also be registered to complete a Construction Related NVQ or SVQ at Level 2 or higher

What evidence do I need for a CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card?

Candidates must provide the following evidence as minimum;
Full Name
Full Qualification Title
Date of Registration (must be in the last 2 years)

How long does the card last?

The Experienced Worker Card is valid for 1 year and is non-renewable, candidates are expected to have completed their qualification before the expiration of this card, however, the card can be extended for 6 additional months, if the qualification is still being completed.

Can you work on-site with this card?

Yes, however, the Red Experienced Worker Card will only give temporary access for 18 months at most. Upon completion of this associated NVQ or SVQ candidates will get a Blue Skilled Worker Card which is a permanent card only requiring a renewal of the appropriate Health and Safety Operative Test if not completed in the last 2 years.

Supporting Courses & Training

Supporting courses, training and qualifications for the CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card

Progress onto the CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card

CSCS Blue Skilled Worker
CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card
The Blue skilled worker card or CSCS blue card is a Skill card gained after a candidate has completed an appropriate NVQ or apprenticeship at level 2 or above.

Learn more about the Skilled Worker Card
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