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 Manchester.
What to Expect in the Test
Upon arrival, the staff will verify your identity and confirm that you are scheduled to take the exam. Then, you will be photographed for security reasons.
The test itself is a multiple-choice test with 50 questions and takes 45 minutes. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of your test results.
If you fail the exam, you can register for a retake three days after the first exam. We also encourage you to purchase revision materials to help you prepare for the retake exam. You can find these materials by following this link
It is strongly recommended that you use these materials, especially if this is not your first time taking the exam. Studying for the CSCS test greatly increases the likelihood of obtaining a passing score.
If you need to re-register to retake the exam, please click here
and fill in the requested information.
What to Take With You
You need a valid ID to take the CSCS exam. You cannot take the exam without this (no exceptions). A valid proof of identity is your UK driving license or passport.
If you don’t have these forms of identification, you must bring two alternative forms of identification for verification. Acceptable secondary IDs include British Armed Forces cards, recent bank statements, National Insurance cards, EU Country ID cards, credit or debit cards, or Trade Union cards.
To review the complete list of accepted IDs, please click here
What to Do Before Going to the Test Centre
Failure to study before the exam may result in a poor score. Be sure to check our Revision materials to help you brush up before retaking the test. You can find this material by following this link
How Do I Book a Test?
I’m ready to book my CSCS test in Manchester, now what? To apply to take the exam, simply click this link
and fill out our online form.