Are you ready for the changes to the CSCS Green Card?

10th June 2014 Date of publication

Did you know?

From 1st July 2014 the green Construction Site Operative (CSO) card will no longer be issued. There will be a new green CSCS card, only available for people working in labouring occupations.

Applicants will need to achieve NOCN Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (or approved equivalent). Applicants must also pass the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test within two years of applying for a new card. More information can be found on the CSCS website.

The qualification is approved and available for learners 14-plus, however it’s likely that the qualification will not be funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) as it is part of a license to practice agreement.

In response to these changes One Awards is pleased to announce the availability of the:

NOCN Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (QCF) - 601/3187/1

The Award
This is a 4 credit Award with 40 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) and is suitable for learners 14 years of age and over. There are no formal entry requirements.

Completion of this qualification does not automatically confer the green card for labourers without which no worker can enter a construction site. Applicants will still have to complete the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test in order to apply for the green card.

How much will it cost?

It’s £20 for registration/certification.

Additional resources

NOCN has also produced a learner logbook to evidence the assessment of the qualification. Until the end of July 2014, all centres registering for this qualification will receive the learner logbook free of charge.

For further details please click the link below to download an information leaflet.

NOCN Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in Construction information leaflet.pdf

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