There are over a dozen CSCS cards. With different colors, for different trades. For every CSCS card, there is certain eligibility criteria to meet, and a specific test to pass. Just visit CITB official site and know if and how you can qualify for the CSCS card you want. Or better still, just call on 0207 199 9800 and they will sort everything for you.
Some CSCS cards like White AQP and PQP are less popular and a little heard of; and so are the qualification you require to get them. The blog seeks to explain all about these cards. Moreover, it is also a comparison of Blue Card VS white CSCS card.
This card is for skilled tradesmen who have achieved a construction related NVQ/SVQ Level 2 or equivalent. You also need to pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test for Operatives. The card is valid for five years and is renewable.
CSCS White AQP Card
This is a manager level CSCS Card for academically qualified tradesmen. You are required to own a Degree/HND/HNC/CIOB Certificates or NEBOSH Diploma in specific construction courses. You are also required to pass the CITB Test for Managers and Professionals. The card is valid for five years and is renewable.
CSCS White/Yellow Professionally Qualified Person Card
Also a manager level card, you need to provide evidence (in the form of a membership card, certificate or official letter) that you are a qualified member of a CSCS approved body such as ICE and CIOB, just to name a few. You are also required to pass the CITB Test for Managers and Professionals.
So Blue Card vs White CSCS Card – which is the best for you? Well that depends entirely on you as a person. That is, your qualifications, level and experience.