The withdrawal of the CRO Card, is it an inconvenience or an opportunity?

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has withdrawn the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.

This means:

  • CSCS stopped issuing CRO cards from 31st March 2017
  • CRO cards issued since 1st October 2015 will expire on 30th September 2017*
  • CRO cardholders must take further steps to replace their CRO cards before they expire.

The removal of the CRO card affects over 230,000 CRO card holders. In many cases CRO card holders will be required to register for existing or newly developed qualifications. But what about those who have developed their skills and have been given the responsibility of supervising the works?

CADUK believe that these individuals should consider undertaking the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Works Supervision (OWS3) as this is the most relevant qualification for those individuals and gain the Gold CSCS card. This is all part of an individuals professional development. People need to be given the opportunity to move forward in their careers and this is the right route to take.

For those CRO card holders who are Supervising their specific occupation (Ganger) a simple way of determining whether you have access to the Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision & Gold CSCS card is to complete our self assessment qualification profile tool. (click here to download)

For more information on how you can achieve this qualification and the CSCS Gold Card in just one assessment visit via our express route please give us a call on (01952) 292 005.

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  1. can I claim my money back from my cro card as I paid and completed the course and is valid until 2020 thanks so I am not getting the full use.. thanks

    1. Hi Karl,

      CRO cards issued before October 2015 will remain valid until their expiry date. All related occupation cards issued by the following Partner Card Schemes, SKILLcard (Construction Related Occupation), ECS (Related Disciplines), JIB-UK PHMES (Plumbing Related Occupation), will also remain valid until their expiry date.

      Thanks – CADUK

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