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Black CSCS Card: Management

By admin on March 10, 2018 in CSCS Cards with 4 Comments

The construction industry’s workforce is not limited to skilled workers and contractors. There will always be the need for managers who will supervise and check the work of the workers inside the construction site. There will always be someone whom workers can report to and thereafter will answer with the management regarding the progress of work and make sure everything is going according to the schedule. This person is called the manager.

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme or CSCS makes sure it also recognises the work and effort put through by highly qualified workers. Therefore, a Black CSCS card is issued to managers who meet the criteria.

How do I qualify for a Black CSCS card?

Being a manager requires a higher level of skills and qualifications. Therefore, an applicant must:

What if I don’t have NVQ or SVQ qualification?

If you are an experienced construction site manager but you lack the required qualification, you can still apply for a Black CSCS card through the Profiled Route scheme.

The scheme is designed by the CSCS to help experienced construction site supervisors and managers to get their cards quicker and easier. Hence, there is no need to take the NVQ or SVQ qualification.

How does Profiled Route scheme work?

The employer should nominate a number of qualified managers. Thereafter, a reviewer, an individual who holds NVQ assessors qualifications and an accredited to assess construction related NVQ Level 3 or higher, will be appointed.

The candidate must be able to complete an evidence sheet or a questionnaire based on Site Management NVQ knowledge and performance evidence criteria. The CV, training qualifications, certificates and references from present and previous jobs will also be reviewed. Then the reviewer will write an observation report or professional discussion about the candidate. The application will then be audited by the CSCS.

In case the applicant is qualified, it will take 14 to 28 days before the card will be issued.

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  1. Paul Kinsella says:

    I currently hold a managers black card through the CSCS profiling route, which expires in March 2020, my company have informed me that I will need to complete an NVQ level 6 renew my card once it expires is that information correct,?

    • admin says:

      All the information I have is:

      Achievement of a Construction related NVQ/SVQ levels 5, 6 or 7 in the relevant construction management level qualification
      Holding a pre-existing NVQ level 4 in construction management.

      But then this may change by 2020

    • admin says:

      All the information I have is:

      Achievement of a Construction related NVQ/SVQ levels 5, 6 or 7 in the relevant construction management level qualification.
      Holding a pre-existing NVQ level 4 in construction management.

      But then this may change by 2020

  2. Gary Gratton says:

    If a person has been using the black card for over 10 years and has academic qualifications in construction how can they not be awarded the same card colour as NVQs were not considered prior to 2010 as a requirement rather a construction related degree was the norm. I have equivalent qualifications gained through the CIOB to HNC and Bsc (hon) degree am a time served Joiner and have an exceptional management career (25yrs) within the Construction industry?
    The route of being assessed by another assessor I find appalling and who dictates the level of NVQ in comparison with Degrees.

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