Benefits of CSCS Courses
What is a CSCS Course?
With the level of construction output in the UK back up and running to pre-pandemic levels, the demand for workers within the construction industry is needed now more than ever. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is the leading skills certification scheme for the UK construction industry. Many employers now require workers to have successfully passed a CSCS course in order to access and work safely within a construction building environment. A certification from this course also acts as proof that those who are certified and work in the construction field – have indeed been professionally trained and are up to date with the latest health and safety knowledge for their respective trade. Passing a CSCS course also grants you an industry-recognised qualification.
Ultimately, taking a CSCS course and successfully passing it ensures individuals working at a construction site are all suitably trained and qualified for the job they do on-site.
What happens after completing a CSCS course?
Upon the successful completion of an CSCS course, as well as receiving a certificate, you will be given a CSCS card. Not only does this card provide proof of identity, but it also provides authentic proof that you are qualified to do your designated work in construction. A CSCS card also shows that you are a competent individual in your area of expertise. CSCS Accredited providers (such as the Construction Helpline) offer up to 13 different types of CSCS cards, ranging from trainees, apprentices, managers and to experienced worker roles. Although it is not mandatory requirement – for most UK construction sites, a CSCS card is required before being granted access to the site.
In short, no CSCS card? No on-site access!
How taking a CSCS course could help speed up your career progression
With dozens of professions available in construction, signing up to a CSCS course is the very first step to starting a promising career in construction. After successfully passing the first level CSCS labourer course, you will then be able to take on more specialised courses depending on your interests and desired role. Employers and contractors are constantly seeking CSCS qualified workers and are willing to pay them more for their services.
Help keep you and your colleagues safe
Accidents and setbacks on construction sites cost firms billions of pounds every year. But more importantly, a CSCS course provides you with crucial health and safety knowledge that will help keep yourself and those around you safe when working in a busy construction environment.
Join one of the biggest construction sectors in Europe
Not only is a career in construction one that empowers you with a sense of purpose within a workforce, but it is also an occupation that is greatly valued within the UK. The construction sector contributes to more than 6% of the UK’s GDP – worth £117 billion, and is the 2nd largest contributor to Europe’s economic activity in terms of Gross Value Added, worth £128 billion. Whether you wish to be a labourer, supervisor or just want to take the next step in your career in construction, being part of the workforce and industry will help contribute to the value construction adds to the UK and European economy. In fact, signing up to a CSCS course and working towards passing it shows real commitment to becoming a construction professional.
How do I apply for a CSCS course?
At The Construction Helpline, we provide an array of CSCS courses and CSCS cards which are readily available online. If you’re interested in signing up to a CSCS course or would like to discuss how we can help you succeed with a career in construction, call us on 0333 344 7657.