CSCS Aberdeen - Green Card for Labourers

CSCS Green Card for Labourers

Group Course tutor-led course

This course will give you the knowledge to work safely in a construction environment and obtain the CSCS Green Card for Labourers.

How does the course work?
First of all you’ll attend a 2-day tutor-led course to obtain the following SQA qualification: Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. Once you have passed the course assessment you will be required to complete online practice tests to prepare for an additional exam called the CSCS Operatives Test. Once you are ready we will arrange for you to sit the CSCS Operatives Test at a convenient day and time. Once you have passed the CSCS Operatives Test we will order and pay for your CSCS Green Card.

How long will it take for the CSCS Green Card to be issued?
It currently takes between 4 and 6 weeks approximately, from the date the card is ordered. Please note that the time taken for CSCS to issue cards is outwith our control and we cannot guarantee that you will receive your card by a certain date.


The cost includes:

– attendance of the tutor-led course in Aberdeen
– SQA qualification fee
– CSCS Operatives Test fee (including a free resit if required)
– CSCS Green Card fee

This course will cover the following:

– The importance of safe manual handling in the workplace.

– The importance of working safely at heights in the workplace.

– The risks to health within a construction environment.

– The importance of working safely around plant and equipment.

– The principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work.


How often do courses take place?
We schedule at least one course every month. Please contact us for the next available course date.

Are there any entry requirements?
You will need to have  appropriate ID to complete the SQA assessment and the CSCS Operatives Test.

Where does the tutor-led course take place?
The tutor-led course takes place at Third Level Foundation, 35a Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BN.

Where does the CSCS Operatives Test take place?
The CSCS Card Test takes place at Pearson Professional Centres, Migvie House, 23 North Silver Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1RJN.

Will I need to bring ID to the test centre?
Yes, the test centre will require to see your ID – please click here to view ID requirements.

What happens if I fail the CSCS Card Test?
If you fail the exam we will offer additional support to help you reach the required level to pass. As part of our package we offer 1 free resit.

Is it possible to sit the SQA assessment without having to attend the tutor-led course?
If you have existing knowledge and experience of health and safety in the construction industry then you may be able to enrol on our Fast Track course.

My Green Card expired a year ago, do I still have to do a full exam?
Yes, you will need to pass the SQA assessment, as well as the Operatives Test. However, you may be able to enrol on our Fast Track course.

English is not my first language, is there help available?
You will need to be able to read and understand English to complete the course. The SQA assessment is in the English language only, however some limited assistance is available. During the CSCS exam voiceovers are available in the  following languages: English; French; Lithuanian; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Welsh.

I have a problem with dyslexia, is there help available?
During the SQA assessment we can provide limited assistance – we can read the assessment questions in English and then record your answers. Additional help is also available during the CSCS exam if medical evidence is provided.

Is there a time limit to sit the CSCS Operatives Test?
Learners will be required to sit the CSCS test within 6 months of passing the SQA assessment. Learners who do not sit the CSCS test within 6 months will be required to pay for the test along with the cost of the CSCS Green Card.

What payment methods do you accept?
We can accept payment by card, cheque or by bank transfer – please contact us for more details.

How do I make a company booking?
Please view our terms & conditions and then contact us to make your booking.

Funding Options

If you live in Scotland you could be eligible to get up £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland.

You can apply for ITA funding if you are aged 16 or over and:

– you are unemployed, or
– you are employed and have an income of £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are self-employed and have an income of £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are retired and your total pension income is £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are not working and have no income

You will not be able to apply for ITA funding if you are in school, or are enrolled in a College or University course, or if you are involved in any other SDS funded programme including Modern Apprenticeships.

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