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CSCS Announce Death of Grandfather Rights

Posted on Mar 07, 2019

More than 60,000 experienced construction workers will no longer be able to renew their Skills Cards under the ‘Grandfather Rights’ system.

The CSCS Card Scheme has confirmed it will be phasing out the Grandfather Rights scheme from 2020 and abolishing it completely from 2024.

Those workers who have a CSCS card with ‘Industry Accreditation’ on the back of their card will have to obtain an NVQ Qualification in their trade to continue to hold a Blue CSCS Skilled Worker Card. CSCS closed Industry Accreditation to new applicants in 2010.

From 1st January 2020, all cards renewed under Industry Accreditation will expire on 31st December 2024 and CSCS will stop issuing the card from 30th June 2024.

Graham Wren, Chief Executive at CSCS said: “Following the closure of the Construction Related Occupation Card and the Construction Site Visitor Card, cards gained by Industry Accreditation are the only cards in the CSCS scheme which do not require the cardholder to achieve a recognised qualification.”

Construction Skills People are the country’s largest provider of NVQs to the construction sector and have a range of NVQ delivery solutions available to both individuals and companies.

For more information visit www.constructionskillspeople.com/nvq-type