A CSCS card shows that the holder is considered to be competent at his/her job, has passed a health and safety test and it also details any relevant certificate/qualifications.
Registering for an NVQ with CASL will enable you to apply for a temporary CSCS card which will be valid for three years whilst the NVQ/SVQ is being achieved (please note, the card cannot be renewed once it has expired).
Achieving the NVQ will enable you to apply for a five year (renewable) card:
Cards are issued to applicants who meet the criteria for the 'Construction Skills Certification Scheme'. For full details visit http://www.cscs.uk.com/.
Construction Site Supervisors and Managers with considerable experience who have an incorrect or no CSCS card at present and for whom NVQ/SVQ routes are not realistic options may consider the CSCS Profiled Route.
Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)