The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) hands in notice to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

It has recently been announced that the CITB has handed in it’s notice to the CSCS, meaning that the CSCS have now begun the process of identifying a new service provider.

Over the past 20 years, the CITB has had a contract with the CSCS to provide card administration services, looking after customers and processing their applications etc. The CITB currently process more than 400,000 card applications annually and over 1,000,000 contact centre enquiries on behalf of the CSCS.

The CSCS is a not-for-profit organisation, owned by a consortium of industry trade associations and trades unions.

In what is a time of change for the construction industry, the CITB will continue to deliver their current service until a new supplier is found, within the three-and-a-half-year notice period that is required. To help them find a new provider, the CITB has appointed industry expert management consultants to help with the search.

Head of NCA, Thomas Marples commented:

The CSCS card has been incredibly important for the construction industry in maintaining high standards for health and safety on the worksite. This news is another stage in the CITB re-engineering itself for its future role in the construction industry. With all our trainees and apprentices being card holders, we eagerly await the next update regarding CSCS and its future service provision.”

The National Construction Academy, part of 3aaa Apprenticeships, is working with employers across Derbyshire, providing them with enthusiastic, talented employees who are supported by high-quality training.

The National Construction Academy are also working with local Levy paying construction firms, to utilise their levy funds through construction Apprentices.

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