What is the CPCS card?

What is the CPCS card?

CPCS stands for the Construction Plant Competence Scheme. CPCS cards are used by thousands of plant workers across the UK to prove they have the qualifications needed to perform their job safely and effectively. NOCN (National Open College Network) oversee the management and the award of all types of CPCS card.

What is the difference between a red and blue CPCS card?

What is the difference between Red and Blue CPCS cards? A Red CPCS card is for the Trained operator. Blue is for the Competent operator. After achieving the Red card you have 2 years to achieve a Diploma/NVQ.

What is the difference between a CSCS card and a CPCS card?

What is a CSCS/CPCS card? Having a CSCS card provides proof to employers that you have gained the required qualification for the type of work you carry out onsite. The CPCS card is the Construction Plant Competence Scheme, and it is more in-depth than the CSCS card scheme.

How long does it take to get CPCS card?

You should receive your CPCS card within 15 days of submitting all of the documentation. If you want to check the progress of your application you can call CPCS directly on 0844 815 7274.

Is the CPCS exam difficult?

“This test requires a lot of studying and knowing the different standards.” “If wanting to pursue a career in credentialing this certification is very beneficial.” “The exam is very difficult. If you think you’ve studied enough, you’re wrong.”

Who needs a CPCS card?

Who needs CPCS cards? Anyone working in the construction industry in the UK should have this card or equivalent. BuildUK requires that all the plant operators working for companies who are a part of BuildUK and UKCG to hold a card with a CSCS logo which is usually, the CPCS card.

How do I get a blue CPCS card without NVQ?

Can I get a Blue CSCS Card without an NVQ? You can also get a Blue CSCS card by completing a City and Guilds of London Institute Craft Certificate or a Trailblazer qualification which is approved by CSCS.

How much is a red CPCS card?

It costs £25 to renew the CPCS Red Card and can be done by calling the CPCS Helpline on 0844 815 7274. If your CPCS Red Card expires before you have completed your NVQ or other vocational qualification it is possible to apply for an additional 2 year CPCS Red Card.

How much is the CPCS exam?

Exam Fees

NAMSS Members Non Members
CPCS or CPMSM Exam Application $375 $500
Single Certificant Recertification $150 $300
Dual Certificant Recertification $175 $325
Exam Window Transfer or Exam Date Re-scheduling $100 $100

How long is the CPCS exam?

The Tester must hold a CPCS Tester card. You’ll need to pass the theory test before you can progress to the practical exam. The theory exam will be conducted verbally. You’ll usually have around one hour to complete the exam.

What can you do with a CPCs card?

The CPCS Card (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) shows that the holder has the training and skills needed to be employed as a plant operator within the UK’s construction industry.

When, where and how much is the CPCs?

When, Where and how much is it? CPCS is an Industry Scheme developed by industry for the industry. The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) provides skills cards for the plant sector of the Construction and allied industries.

What do you need to know about CPCs red?

The CPCS Red Trained Operator Card is issued on successful completion of the CPCS Theory and Practical Technical Tests which must be taken with a CPCS accredited test centre. You must have achieved the relevant CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test within the 2 years before taking the CPCS technical tests.

Can a construction site require a CPCs card?

While it is not currently a legal requirement for construction sites to insist on plant workers having a CPCS card, you will find that most employers will require a plant worker to have one to ensure both the safety and effectiveness of their site.