From 31 December 2020 all Construction Skills Register (CSR) skilled cards or above that were originally issued on the basis of an occupational assessment and Industry Accreditation will expire on 31 December 2024. The majority of valid cards are not impacted by this change.
To be clear, from 31 December 2020, the cards impacted can be renewed in the normal way i.e. one day CSR health and safety course or applicable supervisor/manager refresher. The impacted cards will have a shorter than normal duration the closer they are issued to 31 December 2024. Then once these cards expire (on 31 December 2024) candidates will then have to be registered on or achieved and NVQ Level 2 qualification or higher (applicable to the card level they are applying for e.g. NVQ Level 3 for gold craft card) based on their occupation.
Candidates who already have an applicable NVQ qualification will continue to receive cards that are valid for 4 years from the date the relevant health and safety training is completed. There are also numerous other card types not impacted and these will continue to be renewed as they are now and will continue to be issued for the normal duration (usually four years).
These changes are the latest in a series of amendments needed to ensure that CSR meets the Construction Leadership Council’s “One Industry Logo” requirements which will ensure CSR cards continue to be accepted in GB.
Information on the cards available from CSR and the associated training and qualification requirements can be found here.