Benefits of CITB and CSCS Tests?
Applying for a CSCS Card is a simple process; however, you will have had to complete the appropriate CITB tests to do so. The tests aim to tests knowledge for on-site health and safety. The 45-minute test includes 50 touch-screen questions. Test takers will need a score of 90% or above to pass. The five core areas covered are:
- General Safety
- Health and Welfare
- Legal and Management
- High Risk Activities
The tests are available in three levels of expertise:
- Operatives CSCS Test – Prepares workers with knowledge on health and safety and environmental awareness, making them site-ready.
- Specialists CSCS Test – This test offers the five core areas as well as specialist knowledge and testing on the specific trades relevant to the test takers (e.g. plumbing, tunnelling, demolition etc).
- Managers and Professionals CSCS Test – in addition to the five core areas, the test covers professional construction topics such as:
- – Construction (design and management) regulations
- – Demolition
- – Highway works
The CSCS test and relevant courses include detailed studies and case specific examples which help candidates in gaining knowledge on health, safety and environmental issues so they are site ready. There is a continuous ad thorough review process by CITB to ensure the tests are providing the appropriate knowledge and key skills needed. This allows the training to ensure the candidates for all CITB CSCS Tests are well-prepared with knowledge and training.
If you are successful in your CSCS test, you will be entitled to your CSCS Card and be able to start working on-site in next to no time!
How To Prepare For CITB and CSCS Tests?
Construction Helpline’s main values are to ensure that all candidates prepare for and pass the CITB test (also referred to as the CSCS test) so your CSCS Card can be issues swiftly. Construction Helpline recommend that candidates use the CSCS revision material which includes CSCS revision books and DVDs, which can be accessed through Construction Helpline’s website.
We also recommend organising time in advance to practice exam technique by using sample CSCS test papers. Construction Helpline has a mock platform which can be accessed for FREE here. Additionally, Construction Helpline offers CSCS test preparation courses in locations nationwide in the UK. Click here or call us on 020 7199 9800 to book!
Once you have passed your CITB test, we will do all the hard work for you. Construction Helpline will apply for your CSCS Card on your behalf and once the application has been approved, you will receive your CSCS Card.
Do not worry if you did not pass the test first time. Re-sits can be arranged through Construction Helpline.
Before booking your test, make sure that you are confident with the topics and questions. Preparing is key to passing your CITB tests and obtaining your CSCS Card. When you feel that you are ready, just call us on 020 7199 9800 to book your CSCS test. With over 18 nationwide locations including London, Surrey, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and more, finding a test centre is easy.