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 Bristol.
Book Your CSCS Test in Bristol with Construction Certification
The CSCS Card prevents unqualified people from working on UK construction sites. Since it was introduced 25 years ago it has been almost universally adopted by the construction industry. To get a CSCS Card you must pass the CSCS Test.
What to Expect in the Test
The process is very straightforward. Arrive at the Bristol Test Centre on time, show ID, sit for a security photo, and then take the test. There will be 50 multiple choice questions and you will have 45 minutes to answer them.
What to Take With You
The only thing you must have is a valid ID. That means either a UK driving license or a UK passport with both signature and photo.
You can still take the test if you don’t have either, but you will need to show 2 alternative forms of ID. These include a British Armed Forces ID or a Trade Union Card. For a full list of acceptable alternatives click here
What to do Before Going to the Test Centre
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How do I Book a Test?
To book your CSCS Test in Bristol use our convenient online form
.Which Test Should You Take?
Before you venture out to take the CSCS test in Bristol make sure you know which test is appropriate for your circumstances. Let’s take a closer look at the various tests and which CSCS cards they apply to.
The Operatives Test is given to those wishing to obtain a:
- CSCS Green Card
- CSCS Red Card (Provisional)
To obtain a CSCS Green Card you must complete the HSA one-day level 1 course or the online CSCS Green Card course.
A CSCS Red Card (Provisional) is for people who have never had any type of CSCS card in the past.
Operatives or Specialist Test
The Operatives or Specialist Test is given to those seeking a:
- CSCS Blue Card (Skilled Worker)
- CSCS Red Card (Apprentice)
- CSCS Red Card (Experienced Worker)
- CSCS Red Card (Trainee)
- CSCS Gold Card (Supervisory)
- CSCS Gold Card (Advanced
To obtain a CSCS Blue Card (Skilled Worker) you must provide proof that you hold certification for an NVQ or SVQ level 2.
To obtain the CSCS Red Card (Apprentice) you will need proof of your apprenticeship.
To obtain the CSCS Red Card (Experienced Worker) you will need to be registered for the NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or higher.
To obtain a CSCS Red Card (Trainee) you must prove registration to an NVQ.
To obtain a CSCS Gold Card (Supervisory) you must have completed an NVQ/SVQ level 3 or 4.
To obtain a CSCS Gold Card (Advanced) you must have completed an NVQ level 3 or apprenticeship qualification.
Specialist, Managers or Professionals Test
The Specialist, Managers or Professionals Test is for those seeking a:
- CSCS Black Card (Manager)
- CSCS Red Card (Technical, Supervisor, Managers)
- CSCS White Card (Academically Qualified Person)
- CSCS White Card (Professionally Qualified Person)
To obtain a CSCS Black Card you must have completed an NVQ level 5, 6 or 7 or equivalent and held a level 4 qualification.
To obtain a CSCS Red Card (Technical, Supervisor, Managers) you must have registered for an NVQ or equivalent level 3 or higher.
To obtain a CSCS White Card (Academically Qualified Person) you must have completed construction-related degrees or qualifications such as HNDs, HNCs etc.
To obtain a CSCS White Card (Professionally Qualified Person) you must be a member of a CSCS professional body.
In order to clear up any confusion please be aware that different types of CSCS tests in Bristol described above are simply different levels of CITB health, safety and environment test, not additional tests.