CSCS Green Card for Labourers – Fast Track

Group Course tutor-led course

This course is aimed at learners who have existing knowledge and experience of health and safety in the workplace.

Our Fast Track course allows you to sit the SQA assessment Health and Safety in a Construction Environment on demand.  You’ll still need to sit the CSCS Operatives Test and meet all CITB requirements. To be eligible you’ll need 2 years’ knowledge and experience of health and safety in the construction industry OR 3 years’ knowledge and experience of health and safety in the oil & gas industry.

How does the course work?
You will be required to attend a 1-to-1 training and assessment session with a tutor/assessor lasting 2 to 3 hours. The session will be used to ensure that you have the required knowledge prior to sitting the SQA assessment.  If you fail the SQA assessment you will be required to attend our next available tutor-led course. If you pass the course assessment you will be awarded the following SQA qualification: Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. By passing the assessment you will then be eligible to sit the CSCS Operatives Test and get the CSCS Green Card for Labourers. As part of our support package we will book your 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.

Cost
£200

The cost includes:

– attendance of the 1-to-1 training and assessment session 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.

FAQs

Where does the training and assessment session take place?
The session takes place at an arranged venue in Aberdeen city centre. If you work for a construction company we can make arrangements with your employer to provide on-site testing.

When does the training and assessment session take place?
The session takes place at a convenient day and time. We aim to schedule the session within 7 days of your initial enquiry.

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

What happens once I pass the CSCS Operatives Test?
If you pass the Operatives Test we will then order and pay for your CSCS Green Card for Labourers. 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

How long will it take to receive the CSCS Green Card once it has been ordered?
Once we have ordered your card it can take approximately 10 to 25 days for your card to be issued.

Are there any other requirements?
You will need to have a National Insurance Number and be able to provide appropriate ID to complete the SQA assessment and the CSCS exam.

English is not my first language, 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. During the Pearson Vue 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 Pearson Vue CSCS exam if medical evidence is provided.

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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