The CSCS card is a way to verify that people working on construction sites have the appropriate knowledge and training. This helps prevent on-the-job mishaps that endanger everyone's health and safety. You obtain a CSCS card by taking the CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test. There are 150 CSCS test centres nationwide including in Aberystwyth.
What to Expect in the Test
Before you can take the CSCS exam, the Aberystwyth staff needs to verify your identity and confirm that you are scheduled to take the exam at that time. Furthermore, they are required to take your photo (for security reasons).
The test is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions and takes 45 minutes to complete. Once you’re finished taking the exam, you will receive your certificate with your test results.
If you don’t pass, you may enrol to take the exam again three days after the first exam. Please be sure to review study materials to help you get ready for the retake. The exam study materials can be found by clicking here
Studying for the CSCS test in advance greatly increases your likelihood of earning passing results. In the event that you fail the first time, studying will likely ensure a passing score on your retake. If you would like to register to retake the CSCS test, follow this link
to get started.
What to Take With You
Everyone is required to have a valid ID on the day of the CSCS test. If you don’t have one, you will not be allowed to test. Valid proof of identity includes:
- UK driving license
If you don’t have one of these identifying documents, you may bring two alternative forms of identification.
- British Armed Forces Card
- National Insurance Card
- Credit Card Debit Card
- Paper Driving License
- Inland Revenue Card
- UK Travel Document
- Proof of Age Card
- Trade Union Card
- Work ID Card
To view a complete list of acceptable documentation, please click here
, scroll down, and click on “What Identification do I need to take on the day?”
What to Do Before Going to the Test Centre
One of the best things you can do for yourself prior to test day is take time to study for the CSCS exam. Studying significantly increases your likelihood of earning a passing score. To obtain revision materials, please follow this link
How Do I Book a Test?
If you would like to register for the Aberystwyth CSCS Test, simply click here
and complete our online form.