New Craft & Supervisor CSR Cards Require NVQ qualification from September 2019

From 1 September 2019 the Construction Skills Register (CSR) will remove all remaining occupational assessments, including supervisors.

From this date all new blue and gold card applicants will be required to hold an NVQ Level 2 qualification (or higher) relevant to the card holder’s occupation. Health and safety training will continue to be required.

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT IMPACT RENEWALS. Current blue and gold card holders can continue to renew their cards by completing the relevant health and safety training upon expiry of their current card.

This new requirement continues the previously announced significant changes to CSR in 2019. The changes are being introduced to ensure CSR continues to meet the needs of the Northern Ireland construction industry and to enable continued mobility and acceptance of CSR cards throughout the UK, through compliance with the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLCs) One Industry Logo requirements.

Details on all current card types are available on the CSR website. 

Further information will follow but if you have any questions in the meantime please contact the CSR Scheme Manager, Jonathan Caughey jcaughey@cefni.co.uk  028 9087 7150.