Careers in Construction - CSCS Card Guide

For those starting out in the industry it may be useful to understand a career progression from a CSCS Green Labourer card, all the way to the CSCS Black Manager Card, and what you need to do to achieve this.

CSCS issues thirteen different cards, each aligning with various occupations and qualifications in the construction sector.

It is essential to apply for the correct card, as holding an inappropriate one may result in entry refusal to the site. Utilise the Card Finder tool to confirm the suitable CSCS card to apply for and identify the required CITB Health, Safety, and Environment test.

Career Route - From CSCS Labourer to Black Manager Card

cscs labourer card

CSCS Labourer Card

1. Who Can Apply

2. Labourer Occupations

3. How do I Progress >

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cscs blue card

CSCS Skilled Worker Card

1. Who Can Apply

2. Skilled Worker Occupations

3. How do I Progress >

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cscs gold card

CSCS Supervisory Card

1. Who Can Apply

2. Site Supervisor Occupations

3. How do I Progress >

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cscs black card

CSCS Manager Card

1. Who Can Apply

2. Site Manager Occupations

3. How do I Progress >

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Depending on your qualifications, skillset and chosen trade you wish to work in, there are many pathways open to you, search our wide range of construction training courses and construction NVQ qualifications.

Don't hesitate to contact us for personalised guidance and strong support as you embark on your journey to elevate your skills and qualifications in the construction industry. Our team is ready to provide tailored advice to help you navigate the right qualifications and identify the most suitable CSCS card for your specific needs and goals!