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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:17 pm 
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Hi can anyone tell me which cscs card I need for a handyman on site. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:05 pm 
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Have you served an indentured apprenticeship in any trade? If not then it’s the labourers card you apply for. Tbh nobody up here will employ a handyman on a building site. Handymen are predominately in the private sector or in a nursing home type building,none of which require a cscs card.

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To get a CSCS trade card these days you need a Construction Related QCF qualification, or in other words an appropriate construction related NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or higher and you must also have passed the relevant CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test within the past two years.

I thought that there wasn't a qualification for this subject, but apparently there are - City & Guilds 4555 Handy-Man Course or City & Guilds 6219-07 Multi Skills Diploma which covers a variety of trades. Only seem to be offered by a training company called Able (which rings alarm bells in my head) and I can't find them on the C&G main website. May be worth asking the CITB if either of these is accepteble.

"The person who never made a mistake, never made anything" - Albert Einstein

OK, I'm an "old school" chippie, so please don't ask me to do a bodge job - I didn't bring my horse today and in any case you don't seem to have a hitching rail!

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