Removal of CSR Occupational Assessments: 1 week to go

There is only one week remaining before the Construction Skills Register (CSR) removes all occupational assessments, including supervisors. From 1 September 2019 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.

New candidates that complete training on or before 31 August 2019 can undertake an occupational assessment before the NVQ requirement comes into effect.

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.