Arcway Services PLC
#22nd July 2017#
SPECIALISTS IN CONTRACT SCAFFOLDING

TRAINING

Apprenticeships allow young people to learn, earn, work and qualify at the same time. Archway sponsors candidates to join this CITB run, work-based scheme as a way of motivating and investing in new scaffolding and temporary access talent.

Click here to download the CISRS General Information Leaflet

TraineeThere are two types of red cards which are both for new entrants to occupations in the construction industry.

Trainee Cards (Craft and Operative)

You will qualify for this card if you are a trainee, and registered for an NVQ or SVQ (or Construction Award) but have not yet achieved level 2 or 3. 

Trainee Card (Technical, Supervisory and Management)

You will qualify for this card if you can provide evidence of current registration with a further/higher education college for a nationally recognised construction related qualification. Or you can qualify if you can provide evidence of satisfactorily completing a nationally recognised construction related course in a further/higher education college.

Trainees have the choice between the standard CSCS health and safety course or the health and safety test. The cards are valid for three years. However the Trainee (Technical, Supervisory and Management) card can be renewed for a further three years on application.

Green - Construction Site OperativeThe green card is available to operatives who carry out basic site skills only and on the reverse shows the occupation the individual is involved in.

There are two ways to apply for a green card: via NVQ level 1; or by employer's recommendation (industry accreditation), which is only open for a limited period of time. The employer must use the industry accreditation competencies, click here for a list, when assessing the applicant.

All applicants must pass the construction health and safety test. For those who have completed the working at heights health and safety test, this can be endorsed on the card.

Experienced Worker CardExperienced Worker

This card is available to everyone with on the job experience (normally at least one year in the last three), but missed the industry accreditation opportunity.

To qualify for a card you need to:

  • Check to see if your trade is covered by CSCS.
  • Pass the health and safety test
  • The card is valid for one year and is non-renewable.

The card is issued on a temporary basis, while a NVQ or SVQ is being achieved. It is expected to be replaced by a skilled five year card on achievement of NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or higher.

An Experienced Worker Card can not be replaced by a Construction Site Operative or a Basic Skills Green Card.

Skilled Worked

You may qualify for a blue skilled card if you have achieved an NVQ or SVQ level 2 or if you have completed an employer sponsored apprenticeship and completed a City and Guilds of London Institute Craft Certificate.

If you do not have these qualifications, you may apply for a skilled card if you are experienced in your job. All applicants must pass the construction health and safety test.


Experienced Manager

This card is available to everyone with on the job experience (normally one year in the the last three). If you have an NVQ or SVQ level 3, 4 or 5, or are a member of certain professional institutions please click here.

If you do not have these qualifications, you may apply for a skilled card if you are experienced in your job and your occupation is available through industry accreditation. Industry accreditation is open for a limited time only.

To qualify for a card you need to:

  • Check to see if your trade is covered by CSCS.
  • Pass the health and safety test.
  • Register for an NVQ or SVQ.
  • Complete an NVQ or SVQ profiling session.
  • This card is valid for three years and is non-renewable.

The card is issued on a temporary basis, while a NVQ or SVQ is being achieved. It is expected to be replaced by a skilled five year card on achievement of NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or higher.

All applicants must pass the manager level construction health and safety test.

 

Gold - Advanced CraftSkilled Worked

You may qualify for a gold skilled card if you have achieved an NVQ or SVQ level 3, or if you have completed an approved indentured apprenticeship (e.g.with NJCBI, BATJIC etc.) or an employer sponsored apprenticeship and completed a City and Guilds of London Institute Advanced Craft Certificate.

If you do not have these qualifications, you may apply for a skilled card if you are experienced in your job see Experienced Worker Card for more information. ll applicants must pass the construction health and safety test.

Supervisor

You may qualifity for a gold supervisor card if you are involved in supervisor occupations. Cards can be applied for through industry accreditation, for three years from release date, or by achievement of an NVQ or SVQ level 3 in a supervisory occuaption.

Some of these occupations may be covered by the Professional Membership Mapped Route. For those who apply after industry accreditation has closed, entry will be by NVQ or SVQ level 3 or by applying for an experienced manager card.

All applicants must pass the supervisor level construction health and safety test.

Yellow - Visitor (No construction skills)The yellow Regular Visitor Card is for people who frequently visit a construction site, but have no construction specific skill.

The card is issued on a personal basis via application form, the applicant will need to take and pass the CSCS Operative health and safety test.

The card has been designed to allow access to a Construction Site to be made easier, as the health and safety test status can reduce the amount of site induction that is required.