CPCS Card Application

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Apply for your CPCS Card today

  • Get fully qualified in your trade
  • Get the CPCS Card you need
  • Prove your competence and skill
  • Prepare yourself for a better job
  • Access new opportunities
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Red CPCS Card

Trainee

Red CPCS Card

For plant operators with significant experience and skills but no NVQ.

Blue CPCS Card

Skilled Worker

Blue CPCS Card

For operators with a high level of skill and competence and an NVQ at level 2.

Black CPCS Card

Supervisor

Black CPCS Card

This CPCS Card requires its holders to have an NVQ at Level 3.

Grey CPCS Card

Trainer

Grey CPCS Card

This Card requires the applicant to have an NVQ at Level 4.

White CPCS Card

Industry Related

White CPCS Card

Designed for individuals in professions who's work often brings them into contact with plant machinery.

Get Your CPCS Card

Get CPCS CardTo apply for your CPCS Card please fill out the application form at the top of this page or call our friendly and expert staff on 0800 012 4125.

Types of CPCS Cards

The CPCS scheme covers sixty categories of plant and related occupations.

White CPCS CardCards are available for testers and trainers but the most common ones are for operators, with versions provided for competent operators.

The difference between the two is that the latter has to have a relevent construction NVQ.

CPCS Card Qualifications

CSCS TestBoth competent and trained operators have to complete CPCS practical and theory tests to prove their operating ability and knowledge.

They most also pass the CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test to demonstrate their health and safety awareness. The competent operator additionally has to have achieved an NVQ or SVQ competence qualification.

The holder of a trained operator CPCS card can subsequently move up to become a competent operator by adding the NVQ or SVQ qualification at a later date.

The Trained Operator CPCS Card

The trained operator CPCS card is issued for a period of two years and is not renewable since it is expected that the holder will gain the necessary qualification during this period and then move up.

Since the scheme supports ongoing learning, the competent operator's CPCS card is renewable every five years and the holder has to show up-to-date knowledge of health and safety as well as other aspects at this time.

Construction Site Access with a CPCS Card

The CPCS scheme aims to provide identification for those plant operators with the necessary knowledge and skills so they can gain access to construction sites.

It also aims to raise health and safety standards as well as improving employment opportunities for plant operators.

Prospective employers know that holders of the CPCS card have received health and safety training that is specifically tailored for plant operators and that those operators have successfully undergone practical and theory tests.

Apply for a CSCS Test & CPCS Card Online

To apply by phone or for more information call us free on 0800 012 4125 or 0203 051 1004 if you are on a mobile, Mon-Fri between 9am to 6pm.

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