Construction Qualifications

CITB Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) tests

Pontypool Community Education Centre can provide CITB Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) tests, which are widely recognised as the standard for proving occupational competence within the Construction Industry. 

By successfully completing the CSCS card test, tradespeople can ensure they possess the necessary knowledge and skills required to carry out their work effectively and safely within construction sites.

This validation is an essential requirement for anyone seeking employment in the construction industry.

Funding options available for eligible individuals through the CELT Plus project.

There are three types of CITB HS&E test

  • Operatives – tests for a basic level of health, safety and environmental awareness. This test is required when applying for the Labourer card, the Trainee card, the Apprentice card, most Blue Skilled Worker cards and most Gold Advanced Craft cards.
  • Manager and Professionals (MAP) – tests for everything in the operative test, plus additional material relevant to managers and professionals. This test is required when applying for the Black Managers card and the Academically or Professionally Qualified person cards. The MAP test was updated in June 2023 to ensure it is suitable for today’s managers and professionals, taking into consideration changes in legislation, working practices, new technology and industry needs.
  • Specialists – tests for everything in the operative test, plus additional material relating to a specialist area such as supervision or working at heights. Specialist tests are required when applying for the Gold Supervisor card, as well as Blue Skilled Worker and Gold Advanced Craft cards in certain occupations.

To express interest in the CSCS card tests or enquire further, individuals can contact the Torfaen Adult Community Learning team via phone on 01633 647647 or email at

Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

This qualification is suitable for everyone seeking employment in labouring occupations in the construction industry who is looking to obtain their Labourer's Green Card.

Successful achievement of this qualification will demonstrate an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the health and safety requirements of a construction site and, together with achievement of the CITB Operative Health, Safety and Environment Test*, will enable individuals to obtain the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Labourers’ Green Card.

Step 1: Complete the online training, progress tests and practice assessments.

Step 2: Book and complete the paper based, multi-choice test, available in a local test centre.

*Available at our test centre in Pontypool, Torfaen.

For more information, call 01633 647647 or email

Bookings and enquiries

The booking line is open every Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 9:15pm and Friday from 8:30am to 4pm. During the school holidays, bookings will be open between 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday.

CSCS test centre address:

Torfaen Adult Community Learning
Pontypool Community Education Centre
Trosnant Road

Last Modified: 08/12/2023
For more information contact:

Torfaen Adult Community Learning 

Tel: 01633 647647


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