Black CSCS Card

The Black CSCS card is available for Managers who have achieved a Construction related NVQ/SVQ level 6 or 7.

Why get a Black CSCS card?

This level of card is intended for Managers within the construction industry.

If you achieve an NVQ/SVQ Level 6 or 7 in Management, you will be eligible for a Black CSCS.  This will show employers that you have the capability to Manage in a construction environment.

We offer a fast track program for those with ample experience and are looking to achieve it as quickly as possible.

How do I renew my Black CSCS Card?

This card is valid for five years and is renewable.  You will need to pass the  CITB Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment Test to renew your card.  Even though your card will need renewing – your NVQ qualification will stay with you – it doesn’t expire.

* Grants are available to eligible companies from CITB to upskill your workforce

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Level 7 NVQ - Important Information

Please Note: From January 2020, candidates applying for the NVQ route via the Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management/SVQ in Construction Senior Management at SCQF Level 11 must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have completed the NVQ/SVQ within the last 3 years.
  2.  Be able to demonstrate that their assessor was a current Chartered Member or Fellow of the CIOB.

Candidates unable to meet these requirements may still access Chartered Membership through the full Professional Review.

All our level 7 NVQs are assessed by a CIOB member which allows them to be fast-tracked. 

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Our NVQ Level 7 assessments are carried out by a CIOB assessor, which allows you to fast-track your CIOB membership.

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CSCS Card Finder

Once you have completed your NVQ and have an upto date Health and safety test,  you will be able to apply for the suitable CSCS card. 

You can use the CITB CSCS Card Finder to help you decide which CSCS card to apply for and which CITB Health, Safety & Environment test you need to pass based on your occupation.


Once you have successfully completed your industry-recognised qualification you will be able to apply for other types of cards, from red to green, blue, gold and black. 

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