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 Preston.
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 receive your results certificate.
If you fail the exam, you can register for the next exam three days after the first exam. We also recommend that you purchase revision material to help you prepare for retaking the test.
You can find revision material by following this link
. It is strongly recommended that you make use of these materials, especially if you don’t pass the first time. In doing so, you will significantly increase the likelihood of earning a passing score.
If you need to register to retake the exam, you can do so by clicking here
What to Take With You
You must bring an acceptable form of identification. If you don’t have a valid ID, you won’t be able to take your test (no exceptions). The most commonly accepted forms of ID include your UK driving license or your passport.
If you don’t have either, you will need to provide two alternate forms of identification. Acceptable documents include an EU Country ID card, Trade Union card, British Armed Forces card, credit or debit card, National Insurance card, or your most recent bank statement. Click here
to see a complete list of acceptable ID alternatives.
What to Do Before Going to the Test Centre
To ensure the best results, always review your study notes before coming in. If you need assistance preparing, click here
for more information. Please note that ¾ of those who failed the CSCS exam did so because they didn’t study.
How Do I Book a Test?
Ready to take your CSCS test in Preston? Simply click here
to fill out our online form. After providing the necessary information, we will email your test time and date. This information typically arrives within 24 hours.