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CRO Card Withdrawal

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has withdrawn the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has withdrawn the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has withdrawn the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.

The withdrawal of the card is part of a wider move towards achieving the Construction Leadership Council’s requirement of ensuring nationally recognised qualifications are in place for all construction related occupations. 

In Summary

  • CSCS stopped issuing CRO cards from 31st March 2017
  • CRO cards issued since 1st October 2015 will expire on 30th September 2017
  • CRO cards issued BEFORE 1st October 2015 will remain valid until the listed expiry date. As these are valid for 5 years there are cards in existence that will remain valid until 30th September 2020.

All related occupation cards issued by CSCS Partner Card Schemes, such as SKILLcard (Construction Related Occupation), will also remain valid until their expiry date.

A full list of the Partner Card Schemes is available from CSCS here.

What does this mean for card holders?

There are over 230,000 card holders expected to be affected by the withdrawal of the CRO card. In most cases, these card holders will be required to register for existing or newly developed qualifications in order to gain a CSCS card. In other cases, card holders will be asked to move to one of CSCS’s Partner Card Schemes appropriate for their occupation. For some, in occupations not construction related or where no suitable qualifications exist, a CSCS card will no longer be issued.

CRO card holders can find out what steps they need to take by inputting their occupation into the CSCS card finder and following the steps on the screen.

CRO card holders who do not take the necessary steps to replace their cards will find they will be unable to obtain another CSCS card.

How Langley can help

For operatives in the Roofing sector, Langley Basic Competence Programme (BCP) Training courses offer an effective route to a new CSCS card. On successful completion of the training, operatives are able to apply for a red experienced worker card which will be valid for an additional two years over the usual one.

Langley can also provide further training to achieve an NVQ Level 2 qualification comprising; Felt, Liquid, Hot Melt, Single Ply or Green Roofing. Successful completion entitles the operative to register for a blue CSCS skilled worker card which is valid for 5 years.

Funding is available, if your company is CITB registered to help ensure your workforce has access to the right qualifications.

To find out more about our training courses or to book a BCP please contact m.dunn@langley.co.uk

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