What is the Gold CSCS Card?
The Gold CSCS card is the Supervisor Level card that is accessible to those that have achieved a supervisory NVQ or SVQ at Level 3 or 4 in the construction industry. This card demonstrates that you have the skills, knowledge, experience and capability to supervise personnel in a construction environment.
How can I access this card though the fast-track route?
Foremen/Gangers (i.e. those who contribute to the supervision of a particular occupation – such as formworkers, steelfixers, construction operatives, labourers etc) can access the CSCS Gold Card through the CADUK’s fast-track assessment of the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision.
Is this fast-track route accessible to all Gangers/Foremen?
Unfortunately not, this fast-track assessment is only appropriate for established supervisors that are time-served, experienced and confident in their role. These supervisors will have already gained the skills, knowledge and experience required to complete this qualification on the job, over time, in a real construction-site environment. We aren’t teaching you how to become an occupational supervisor through this fast-track route, you’re proving to us that you’re already doing it competently and safely.
This fast-track assessment route is therefore not suitable for those who are still developing their abilities as a supervisor and/or have only been in the role for a short time.
How long does the fast-track assessment take?
Our fast-track process involves our assessor coming to your site to conduct the assessment. The expectation is that the qualification is achieved in a single day. Candidates will need to do some preparation beforehand and gather the relevant evidence and documentation to ensure the assessment process can be conducted effectively. Rather than a traditional ‘pen and paper’ assessment, our assessor will electronically capture the assessment and evidence.
This route is particularly beneficial for those whose CSCS cards need urgent renewal or upgrade.
Which occupations are covered by this qualification?
In order to apply for your Gold CSCS card, you must be assessed as a Supervisor against a particular occupation (or occupations). Your chosen occupation(s) will be listed on the back of your Gold CSCS card. You must therefore ensure that your occupation is approved on the CSCS list of supervision occupations, you can do this by Clicking Here.
My occupation is on CSCS approved list, how can I apply for this Level 3 NVQ?
Before we can enrol any candidate onto this NVQ we first need to find out the following:
- Are you actually carrying out the activities required to complete this qualification?
- Do you have the evidence to prove it? (toolbox talks, method statements, drawings, programmes, etc)
- Do you have the qualifications and/or skills needed to supervise your chosen occupation? (for example – a Carpentry Supervisor would typically already hold a Level 2 NVQ in carpentry and Blue CSCS card.)
- Do you have enough experience as a supervisor to undertake the fast-track assessment process?
We determine these things through our initial profiling process. Please Click Here To Download The Initial Profile Tool.
Download the profile tool document to your computer (make sure you open it specifically in Adobe Reader so that you can fill the electronic form in correctly) and return the completed form to us. We will then review your responses and get back to you to advise if you are suitable for this fast-track assessment.
How much does the qualification cost?
The qualification costs £1150 + VAT. This includes registration fees etc.
Can I get some more information?
If you need more information on the Level 3 NVQ and our unique fast-track assessment process please contact CADUK on 01952 287 484.