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 Peterborough.
What to Expect in the Test
When you arrive, the staff on hand will check your ID, verify you are scheduled to take the test at that time, and then take a photo of you for security purposes. The test itself will take 45 minutes and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. When you finish, you will be given your result certificate.
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 advised that you use these study materials, especially if you are not taking the exam for the first time. Reviewing for the CSCS exam improves your chances of earning a passing score.
To re-register to retake the exam, please click here
and fill in the requested information.
What to Take With You
The most important thing to take with you is an acceptable form of identification. You cannot take the exam without this (no exceptions). Valid IDs include your UK driving license or passport.
If you do not have one of those, you will need to show 2 alternative forms of ID. These include an EU Country ID card, a British Armed Forces card, a Trade Union card, a credit or debit card, a National Insurance card, or a recent bank statement. To review the complete list of accepted IDs, please click here
What to Do Before Going to the Test Centre
It is strongly suggested that you spend time revising before going for your test. Of candidates who fail the test, nearly ¾ failed to study before taking the test. You can find revision material by following this link
How Do I Book a Test?
To book your CSCS test in Peterborough, simply click this link
and fill out our online form. You will be asked to provide some basic information to get you registered. Your test date and time are sent to the email address that you provided. This information usually arrives within 24 hours.