The CSCS Profiled Route was introduced in 2011 and was intended for construction site managers or supervisors who have on site experience but do not hold a nationally recognised qualification in construction.
Since 2011 over 2,000 CSCS cards have been issued via the Profiled Route with applicants only required to submit evidence of their experience for independent review to qualify for a card.
On this basis the Profiled Route does not support industry’s desire to qualify the workforce, therefore CSCS will stop accepting new Profiled Route applications from 1st April 2016.
What happens next?
From April 1st 2016 CSCS will stop accepting all applications via the Profiled Route and we assumed the Black CSCS card will only be attainable via achievement of a Construction related NVQ/SVQ levels 4, 5, 6 or 7 in the relevant construction management level qualification.
CSCS have stated that the introduction of these new measures is a practical approach towards industry’s desire for a fully qualified workforce and by certifying construction workers have the correct training and qualifications they can play their part in improving standards and safety on UK construction sites.