In our ever-expanding culture here in the UK, it’s becoming more and more commonplace for you, as a working professional, to come from across the pond. Initially, this can mean a varying level of English, which can make it harder to communicate with those around you and make sure you have the qualifications, you want for your job.
Whether you struggle a little with professional level English or you would just prefer to have some help in your native tongue, rest assured, if you want to take the CSCS test, the help is there.
Essentially, the CSCS test questions are written only in English, but you can have a voice-over in your native language to help you understand the questions, as long as you specify which language you would like when you’re making the booking. Available voice-overs are Bulgarian, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. Quite a few languages to choose from! You can also request an interpreter if you’d prefer.
However, if you’re looking to take the Specialist CSCS test, you can book an interpreter but there are no pre-recorded voice-overs in other languages and if you’re taking a managers test, there are no alternative language options due to the necessity to use good business level English in a manager’s position. The operative CSCS test can also be taken in British Sign Language, either on screen or an interpreter can be provided.
Revision materials are also available with foreign language assistance; the DVD includes a range of available languages so you can make sure you’re fully prepared when you walk in. When you call up to book your CSCS test, if you’d like to know about foreign language assistance, just speak to your operator and they’ll explain what your options are and discuss with you which way is the best to go about things.
The scheme is designed to help you get where you want to be in the construction industry, without language barriers barring the way. Have the discussion today, and make your test tomorrow that little bit easier.