CSCS announce Grandfather rights card withdrawal as a Priority for 2018

Following the withdrawal of the Visitor card the next step towards a fully qualified workforce is perhaps the most challenging. Industry Accreditation (IA), also known as Grandfather Rights, allowed workers to obtain CSCS cards on the strength of an employers’ recommendation rather than the achievement of a recognised qualification (NVQ)

CSCS closed IA to new applicants in 2010 but those already holding a card are currently able to renew on the same basis. To meet the requirements of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) CSCS will develop plans to move all IA cardholders to a recognised qualification.

CSCS have stated that to achieve this within the necessary timescales it will require extensive industry consultation prior to implementation. In the meantime, existing IA card holders can continue to renew their cards in accordance with the scheme rules.

The withdrawal of IA will be the final step towards achieving the CLC’s requirement of ensuring nationally recognised qualifications are in place for all occupations

 

Source: CSCS

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One Comment “CSCS announce Grandfather rights card withdrawal as a Priority for 2018

  1. Barry Smith say: 9 months ago Reply

    Started my business in 1993 had my old whits cscs card shortened to last sept done a h&s test now im told ive to go on a 1 day h&s course so that i can then do my cscs card again.
    Every job I do its toolbox talks its inductions its driver cpc card I do all my own rams and lift plans and also have my allmi card but still they think I need to be trained with a lad thats just starting on the job,its a money making piss take really bit like fors and cloks jobs for the boys eh..

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