Workforce Skills Support are promoting the qualifications to gain the CSCS cards for those who are responsible for Health and Safety within their organisation.
Qualifications leading to the CSCS Gold Supervisory Card – for Construction Health and Safety Officers & CSCS Black Managers card for Construction Health and Safety Managers.
For those personally funding these qualifications, we are offering a weekly or monthly payment plan to help cover the costs.
These NVQ qualifications are delivered in the place of work through onsite assessment and training. It is aimed at experienced workers who are seeking to evidence their competence and skills and knowledge in their current role.
The cost for this NVQ is:
L5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety £1,500 + VAT*
L3 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety £1,000 + VAT*
*subject to confirmation of location
On completion of this NVQ you will be able to apply for a CSCS card, the card costs £36 direct with the CITB.
L3 will lead to a Gold Supervisory card for Construction Health and Safety Officer and the L5 will lead to a Black Managers card for Construction Health and Safety Manager.
The table below offers further advice on the recommended Level if you are unsure what is most suitable for your circumstances.
Level 3 Certificate
If you lack any existing level 3 health and safety qualifications, but have some (limited) health and safety responsibility, authority and autonomy, we recommend starting here first. You can always progress to the NVQ Level 5 Diploma later.
Level 5 Diploma
If you already have the NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification (like the NEBOSH Certificate) and you have specific health and safety responsibilities, together with significant authority and autonomy and can influence organisational policies/procedures, you’ll typically already be a health and safety manager/advisor within a senior management team.