A CSCS Card is a mandatory requirement for any person who will either be working or going onto a Construction site. It is mandatory as it provides proof that an individual has enough knowledge to be able to work safely on a Construction site and without posing any risk to any other colleagues. This card is gained by taking an appropriate Health Safety and Environmental Test depending on the individuals job description. There are many different types of CSCS Cards available.
Gaining a Construction NVQ is the way to gaining a more advanced CSCS Card. The higher the level of NVQ an individual achieves, the more advanced a CSCS Card that can be gained. This is what makes an individual stand out for potential employers, as the individual has a nationally recognised qualification.
In all, the Construction trade requires individuals to build up experience in their trade of work. The individuals skills can only be recognised as professional, by undertaking qualifications and meeting the specific criteria. The NVQ provides this platform whether the skill is carpentry or plastering. So gaining this means a higher level of CSCS Card is achieved hence increasing job prospects.