This temporary card is available if you are a trainee and registered to complete a construction related qualification. The qualification may be vocational, academic or professional, but must be acceptable for a skilled CSCS card.

Applicants must also have passed the Operative level CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the last 2 years.

Trainee card applicants must be able to provide proof of registration onto their qualification. As a minimum, you are required to provide evidence from your University, Professional Body or qualification’s awarding body that includes:

  • Applicant’s Full Name
  • Full qualification title of the course you are registered to, including level if relevant. Date of registration proof required for;
  • Vocational Qualifications (i.e. NVQ or SVQ) must be in the last two years.
  • Academic qualifications (i.e. Degree, HND or HNC) must be in the last five years. This is due to the difference in length of time to achieving this qualification.

The CSCS Health, safety and environment test, which you need to take to get your CSCS card, is 45 minutes long, and during this time you'll have to answer 50 multiple choice questions including case study and knowledge questions. The test is taken on a computer at a CSCS-approved test centre and you need to arrive 15 minutes before your test begins.