Construction industry test centre opens

Posted on: Friday 28 July 2023

A new test centre for anyone looking to work in the construction industry has been opened by Torfaen Council.

The centre at Pontypool Community Education Centre will provide Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards, which are widely recognised as the standard for proving occupational competence within the construction industry.

The test costs £56, with funding options available for eligible individuals through the CELT Plus project.

The centre, which is operated by the council's Adult Community Learning service, offers booking availability from Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 9:15pm, and on Fridays from 8:30am to 4 pm.

During the school holidays, bookings will be open between 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday.

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.

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

Torfaen Council Executive Member for Economy, Skills & Regeneration, Councillor Joanne Gauden, said: “I am thrilled to announce the launch of our new CSCS Test Centre at our Pontypool Adult Community Learning site. This initiative will not only provide immense value to our community, but it will also contribute to the overall advancement of our residents.

“By offering the CSCS Test on-site, we are eliminating unnecessary barriers by making it more accessible for our residents. This opportunity will open doors to employment and empower residents to become skilled workers in the construction industry.

“Our aim is to enhance the employability skills of our residents and foster economic growth – having a CITB approved CSCS Test centre on-site allows for us to contribute to both. We are excited about the positive impact this will have on Torfaen, and I look forward to supporting our community in their journey towards personal and professional success.”

CSCS test centre address:
Torfaen Adult Community Learning 
Pontypool Community Education Centre,
Trosnant Road, Pontypool, Torfaen NP4 8AT
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