Renewing your CSCS Card Route by the NVQ & CIOB Development Route
The question I am often asked by our CSCS black card profiled candidates is: Can I renew my card? My answer is, renewing your CSCS profiled route black card is always at the discretion of the CSCS. From our experience it seems that if a candidate applies for renewal whilst there is at least 6 months remaining on their card, then the answer is yes! If a candidate applies after their card has expired then it is in our experience that the answer will be no. However, if the answer IS yes this time then the answer on renewing a second time in 5 years will definitely be no.
My advice for managers who find themselves in this situation is to take the renewal ambiguity out of the CSCS organisations hands by completing a Construction Management NVQ 6 and via the assessment route.
I am then asked how much does it cost to do a management NVQ with RivaSure? Currently I can quote a price of £1500 excluding vat. You will pay 50% on enrolment and 50% on completion.
How long does it take? For 8 units, just 1 unit a week!
What about CO-VID19 and social distancing.
Our NVQ process can be completed 100% remotely. 50% is completed via knowledge statements or questionnaires by following our comprehensive audio and written guidance and 50% by downloading site records. To add authenticity to the candidate’s on-line NVQ portfolio we carry out recorded professional discussions and a Zoom remote on-site observation & assessment.
Our Management NVQs are recognised by the CIOB for acceptance to their Professional Review procedure for MCIOB membership. To further assist you in this application process, Rivasure offers one-to-one mentoring.
So in conclusion, the benefits to you of completing a Management NVQ with RivaSure include:
- You gain a construction management qualification through a trusted provider.
- You secure employment by renewing or gaining a black managerial CSCS card, gained by having a management qualification.
- You gain professional recognition by gaining full membership with the CIOB through the CIOB Professional Review application route for professional career development.
- You work with us at your own pace and your own location, remotely and safely via our with full guidance and personal 1to1 support services.
To discuss any of the options mentioned and your personal requirements please feel free to get in touch.
Regards, William, your NVQ Assessor and Mentor