CSCS have agreed a plan for the eventual withdrawal of cards issued under Industry Accreditation. From 1st January 2020, all cards renewed under Industry Accreditation will expire on 31st December 2024.
This is a major step forward in the objective of ensuring cards are only issued to those who have achieved, or are in the process of achieving, a nationally recognised construction related qualification.
With the introduction of the Labourer card, the withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation card and the planned removal of the Site Visitor CSCS card the next step is the withdrawal of cards issued under Industry Accreditation.
Industry Accreditation, or Grandfather Rights, allowed people to achieve their CSCS cards on the strength of an employers’ recommendation rather than the achievement of a qualification. CSCS closed the Industry Accreditation route in 2010 but those who already had one are currently able to renew their card with a current H, S & E test.
From 1st January 2020, all CSCS cards renewed under Industry Accreditation will expire on 31st December 2024. CSCS will not be issuing any more under Industry Accreditation from 30th June 2024.
How does this affect the 60,000 people currently with their card achieved under Industry Accreditation? This will depend largely on their occupation and any qualifications they may already hold. Those without qualifications will need to enrol on the correct NVQ for their occupation before their cards expire.
The withdrawal of Industry Accreditation will be the final step towards achieving the Construction Leadership Council’s objective of ensuring cards are only issued to those who have achieved, or are in the process of achieving, a nationally recognised construction related qualification.
Compass provide a range of construction related NVQs that help workers achieve the correct CSCS card for their current job role. These range from Level 1 right through to Level 7. Speak to a member of our team for more information.
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