Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.
A common misconception from those who are seeking to work in the construction industry is whether or not CSCS is a legal requirement. To work on a construction site there is currently no legal obligation to have a card before you work on site.
The law requires that those participating in construction work must be competent, that is why Build UK have agreed that workers, supervisors and managers on their sites need to have a CSCS Card.
In fact, most job adverts looking for operatives, supervisors and managers in the construction sector, ask for applicants to already be in possession of a CSCS Card before they apply.
Having a CSCS Card may not be a legal requirement, but without one, you will find it difficult for employers to engage with you.
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