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This online course can help you get a CSCS card

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This month, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) announced the launch of a new e-learning health and safety certification course that can provide tradespeople with an alternative route to securing a CSCS card.

Who is the course for?

The course was designed by the CIC in collaboration with the e-Learning and accreditation experts, Accredex. The aim of the new online course is to allow professionals who are working in the built environment and construction sector to expand their qualifications without the need for consistent site-based work.

This is made possible by the flexibility of the course; it can be accessed at any time from any device (provided the device can sustain an internet connection), meaning required course modules can be studied at a time which best suits the professional user’s business needs.

CIC Chief Executive Graham Watts said:

“Health and Safety are at the heart of our industry and CIC wanted to create a relevant, modern and affordable route to health and safety accreditation professionals who visit sites as part of their services to clients.

This content-rich course was developed by industry professionals, for industry professionals. It is more relevant and meaningful to those of us who visit the site than previous tests have been. The flexibility of an online course also allows us to make sure it is updated as the landscape within the industry changes.”

What can I expect from the course?

The course is made up of six modules, which include some subjects not currently in normative CSCS routes, like maintaining site safety without a Principle Contractor present. Legal health and safety requirements, such as risk management issues and environmental safety, are also available for study in the modules.

The course is priced between £30 and £40, depending on the number of licenses purchased, and includes access to the learning materials and entry to the exams. No further materials will need to be bought; everything you will need is included in the e-learning course. Participating in the course can provide benefits and protection for your business, yourself, your colleagues, the public, and the environment.

A ‘teach me; test me” approach is used for teaching the interactive course. This means that users can practice their understanding of the content through mini exams as they work through each section of course content.

What do I get for completing the course?

Once a user has successfully completed the final exam, they will receive a certificate that is valid for three years, along with a well-rounded and current understanding of how to work on-site safely.

Completing the exam will also enable you to apply for the Construction Skill Certification Scheme (CSCS) white card.

What’s next?

If you would like more information on the new course and what is involved, the CIC is running a series of short, digestible webinars to answer all your questions. Register for one here.

If you’re already interested in taking part in the course, you can register and pay here.


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On The Tools is not officially affiliated with the CIC Health & Safety Certification or Accredex.
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