CIC offers new route to CSCS card for professionals

CSCS PQP card
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) offers a new route to a CSCS card for professionals.

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched an e-learning Health & Safety Certification course that can be used to gain a CSCS card by professionals who need to access a site but are not site-based.

Successful completion of the course, including the final exam, has been accepted by CSCS as a route to obtaining the CSCS Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card or CSCS Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) card.

CSCS says the successful completion of the course is an acceptable alternative to the CITB Health, Safety & Environment test.

This course was designed in collaboration with training company Accredex to plug a gap for a test for those who are required to visit a site (or sites) as part of their role but who are not site-based.

The course can be accessed on any internet-connected device at any time, so the modules can be completed wherever and whenever suits you.

There are six modules, including some not in the current CSCS routes to a card (such as staying safe on sites not controlled by a principal contractor).

The modules include legal requirements on site, safety on site, health & welfare on site, risk management issues, design of risk management, and environment protection.

The modules have a ‘teach me, test me’ approach that enables users to practice their understanding of the content as they work through the course.

Successful completion of the final exam gives the individual three years certification.

The course costs between £29.99 and £39.99 per person (it costs less per person the more people taking it within a company). The price allows for two attempts at the examination.

To purchase the course click here.