Dave Mosley, CISRS Managing Director has urged cardholders not to panic following CSCS’ “Grandfather Rights” withdrawal announcement.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has recently announced plans to
phase out issuing cards under Industry Accreditation or ‘Grandfather Rights’.
The decision was been made to ensure all CSCS card applicants can demonstrate the achievement of a nationally-recognised construction-related qualification –
either NVQ/SVQ or as a minimum registration to a vocational qualification (VQ) by
In a press release, CISRS has said that the CSCS proposal will have very little impact on CISRS cardholders as those who hold current valid Scaffolder/Advanced cards but have not completed VQ (as it was not a requirement at the time of qualification into the scheme) will not be required to complete the qualification retrospectively.
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