The Labourer card is specifically for people carrying out labouring duties. Do not apply for this card if you work in a skilled occupation.

This card is valid for five years. It is currently not possible to renew a Labourer card. However, you can apply for a new Labourer card when your existing card expires.

  • An RQF Level 1/SCQF Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. Awarding bodies offering this qualification. Please note: the RQF Level 1 Award is a lifetime qualification.
  • An SCQF Level 5 REHIS Elementary Health and Safety Certificate.
  • The NOCN/CSkills Awards Construction Health and Safety (F/618/0738) unit
  • A CSCS approved alternative qualification. Alternative qualifications with an expiry date can only be used once, so you will need to retake these qualifications in the future when you apply for a new or renewed Labourer card.

CSCS does not offer any courses or qualifications. To take one of the required qualifications listed below, please contact your local college of further education, training centre or Jobcentre Plus. These organisations can advise you about training and assessment availability, pricing and whether funding for your course is available.