Are You Ready for the End of Industry Accreditation?

In line with the latest version of the CLC recommendation on Industry Card Schemes, which confirms that all cards carrying the CSCS logo for skilled occupations should be achieved by qualification, cards obtained via Industry Accreditation will no longer be renewed from 30 June 2024 and all such cards will expire on 31 December 2024. CSCS has issued guidance on replacing Blue, Gold and Black Industry Accreditation cards issued by the core scheme, and there are now just 25,000 individuals holding these cards, down from more than 60,000.

Contractors should be identifying the appropriate route for each of their workers to move onto the relevant card, which will depend on their occupation and any qualifications they hold. For any workers who need to complete a qualification, you should be putting in place a plan as soon as possible, and there are currently increased CITB grant rates for the achievement of certain S/NVQs when replacing Industry Accreditation cards. CSCS does not issue cards for non‐construction related occupations and anyone who no longer attends site regularly may not require a card.