CSCS Green Labourer’s Card – Health Safety and Environment Test

The CSCS green Labourer’s card is perfect for anyone currently working or who wants to work in construction, as well as those already in the industry looking to refresh their qualifications. The Green Labourer’s Card is a requirement of working on a UK building site.

Having a valid CSCS card and passing the CITB test are both mandatory requirements for working in the construction industry because they grant employees access to UK construction sites as non-skilled workers.

Colchester Institute is an official Pearson CITB Test centre and all CSCS Green Labourer’s Card – Health Safety and Environment Tests take place at our Dovercourt centre.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must already hold a Health & Safety in Construction qualification before taking the CSCS Green Labourer’s Card – Health Safety and Environment Test.

Colchester Institute offers the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment at all of our centres and candidates requiring this will be recommended to enrol.

Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

They cannot obtain their CSCS card until proof of certification is on file with CITB. We appreciate that learners will come from diverse education and employment backgrounds.

How long will it take?

The test can be undertaken in one day but 48 hours notice is required to book the test.

Course Progression

Most candidates will progress directly to employment in the construction industry. They could also progress to NVQ qualifications in specialist areas such as carpentry/joinery, bricklaying, plumbing as well as many other roles in the construction sector.

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CSCS Green Labourer's Card - Health Safety and Environment Test
LevelLevel 1
Study ModePart-Time
Campus / Adult Skills CentreDovercourt
Start DateAvailable at any time throughout the year. Please contact us for further details
PricePrice on Application. This course is not eligible for funding or fee waivers


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