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The CPCS Card (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) is a CSCS Card affiliated scheme for construction plant operators. The CPCS Card provides a standardised system of accreditation that ties in with the CSCS colour coding scheme for easy reference. Having the right CPCS Card ensures that you are best equipped to get the roles you want in the construction plant trades.
Your CPCS Card will show your current photograph on the front. It will also list your full name and your registration number, with an expiry date at the bottom. The CSCS hologram appears on the front of the card, signifying that you have passed the relevant CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test.
The back of the card lists the endorsements for your qualification route to your current occupation.
You'll need to achieve a pass mark in the relevant CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test. Construction Support Line can book your CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test for you, in as little as 48 hours from your first inquiry. You'll also need to hold a relevant Construction NVQ to the Level commensurate with the role you hold and the Card you are applying for.
The validity of your CPCS Card is marked on the front. Construction Support Line can arrange for a new or replacement CPCS Card, both for lost Cards and new applications.More FAQs...
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Red CPCS Card
The Red CPCS Trainee Card is for Trainee construction plant operators. To qualify you must pass the correct CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test and hold a Construction NVQ Level 1.
Blue CPCS Card
The Blue CPCS Competent Operator Card is similar to a Blue CSCS Card for Skilled Workers. A Competent Operator will have a Health, Safety & Environment Test pass and a Construction NVQ Level 2.
Black CPCS Card
The Black CPCS Tester Card is similar to a CSCS Card for Supervisors. It requires achievement of NVQ Level 3 or an equivalent industry approved competence rating.
Grey CPCS Card
The Grey CPCS Trainer Card is similar to a CSCS Black Manager's Card. It requires achievement of a Construction NVQ Level 4 or an equivalent industry approved competence rating.
White CPCS Card
There is also a White CPCS Card, for Industry Related Occupations. The White CPCS Card is designed for other industry professionals whose work brings them into frequent contact with construction plant work.