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December 5, 2022

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NEBOSH construction qualification secures CSCS recognition

NEBOSH has secured recognition from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) for its UK construction qualification holders.

CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. It has recently updated its Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card scheme criteria, including the list of qualifications it would recognise; AQP card applicants must now be qualified in a relevant subject to SCQF Level 7 to be eligible.

The NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (UK) qualification is currently mapped to Level 6 on the SCQF framework but will be updated to a Level 7 qualification from 2023 to ensure future learners gain a qualification that gives them recognition from CSCS. The updated specification will include additional learning on lung disease in construction workers, managing health and safety performance data and using technology in construction project lifecycles.

NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction is available in both UK and International variants. Although CSCS recognises the UK version only, both versions will be updated to ensure consistency across all qualification holders.

CSCS will continue to recognise people who have already achieved a Level 6 NEBOSH UK construction qualification until 2024. People who hold a NEBOSH National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals or NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety – both as Level 10 on the SCQF – are also able to use their qualification towards applications for the AQP card.

Angeleen Hill, CSCS scheme manager, said: “CSCS fully endorses the revised NEBOSH Certificate in Health and Safety Management for Construction (UK). The qualification continues to fully meet Construction Leadership Council requirements and remains a vital resource for the industry as we continue collectively to raise standards and aim towards achieving a fully qualified workforce.”

If you are an existing qualification holder, currently studying for or planning to study one of these qualifications, please visit the NEBOSH website for further information and key dates.

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