CSCS Gold Card, or CSCS Gold Supervisor Card, is a type of CSCS card, which demonstrates the cardholders be eligible and qualified to work on a construction site. Owning a CSCS Gold Card means that the workers have achieved the necessary qualifications in terms of their position. This article will dig into further information on a CSCS Gold Card and how to become a CSCS Gold Card holder.

1. Who is a site supervisor?

A site supervisor is mainly responsible for governing others’ tasks to be carried out correctly, effectively, and safely. However, the daily responsibilities of a site supervisor vary in different construction sites since each project has distinctive features and requirements. A team leader, a foreperson, or a shift manager may be one of the roles of a site supervisor on-site. If any problems are raised, a supervisor will be the one to report to the manager in order to make sure the working process can go smoothly.

In order to achieve the site supervision position, you had better start with entry-level positions like plumbing, bricklaying, carpentry, electrics, or tiling. Your endeavors of working hard and improving your skills on a regular basis will build up the trust of your manager. Also, your ambition to step up your career is another factor for you to think of getting a CSCS Gold Supervisor Card.

2. What is a CSCS Gold Card? 

The CSCS Gold Supervisor Card aims to prove the workers have a deep insight into the construction industry together with experience and skills to supervise others in a construction environment. Those obtaining a CSCS Gold Card are required to assure the efficiency and safety on-site and perform their tasks competently as a leader.

Here is the image of a CSCS Gold Card for supervisors:

CSCS Gold Supervisor Card

3. Who needs to own a CSCS Gold Card?

Heading for the position of supervision within a construction site means you are about to be in control of other workers’ tasks. In this case, a CSCS Gold Supervisor Card is pivotal. 

The cardholders will oversee these following trades in the construction industry:

  • Bricklaying
  • Roofing
  • Plastering
  • Steel / Steel fixing and erecting
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Electrical installation

>> Read more: CSCS Green Card

4. What are the requirements to get a CSCS Gold Card?

Applicants for the CSCS Gold Supervisor Card need to meet these requirements:

  • Pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test or CSCS test for Supervisors within the last 2 years
  • Complete Level 3 or 4 diploma in construction related supervisory/technical NVQ or SVQ
  • Complete Level 3 diploma in occupational work supervision NVQ or SVQ

5. How much does it cost to get a CSCS Gold Card?

Like other types of CSCS card, CSCS Gold Card for supervisors also costs £36. Besides, you need to spend extra £21 for the CSCS test, or the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test before applying for the card.

6. How to successfully get a CSCS Gold Card?

These 3 steps can effectively guide you to own a CSCS Gold Supervisor Card:

6.1. Prepare relevant qualifications 

Take notice of all the requirements you need to fulfill in order to get a CSCS Gold Card for supervisors. For the diploma in construction related supervisory/technical NVQ or SVQ & the diploma in occupational work supervision NVQ or SVQ, you may search for the course within your college or contact the awarding bodies. 

6.2. Take the CSCS test

Another requirement to own a CSCS Gold Card is the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test or CSCS test for Supervisors, which is designed in the form of multiple choice questions. This test needs a daily practice and it is suggested to do various practice tests or mock tests before the actual exam. You may consider taking the test on our website or downloading our mobile app. 

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6.3. Apply for the CSCS Gold Card

Once you’ve obtained enough qualifications and requirements for the supervisor position on-site, you should apply for the CSCS Gold Supervisor Card via the online application service. A copy of your qualifications with the CSCS test ID number will be in need.

Your payment for the CSCS Gold Card can be done via credit or debit card, and you dial 0344 994 4777 for further information.

7. How to renew your CSCS Gold Card?

The CSCS Gold Card for Supervisors will be expired after 5 years, so it is essential to renew the card if you want to continue using it. This can be done easily over the phone. as long as you keep your qualifications and requirements as well as your CSCS registration number or national insurance.

Remember that the CSCS test result can be only accepted within the past two years, but the NVQs diploma lasts for life.