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    • Br00nie
    • By Br00nie 23rd Nov 17, 6:31 PM
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    CSCS Rip Off
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 6:31 PM
    CSCS Rip Off 23rd Nov 17 at 6:31 PM
    I'm just wondering if there's anyone else out there that thinks paying 30 for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme(CSCS) card is a total rip off ? How much does it really cost to produce a bit of plastic with your photo on it ?
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    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 23rd Nov 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 6:47 PM
    Doesn't that actually include the test fee?
    • Br00nie
    • By Br00nie 25th Nov 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 7:38 PM
    Cscs
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    • 25th Nov 17, 7:38 PM
    no the test fee on top of that 17.50 I think
    • Br00nie
    • By Br00nie 25th Nov 17, 7:41 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 7:41 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 7:41 PM
    also if you have to sit a seperate health & safety 5.0 course which costs >100 absolute rip off
    • Raxiel
    • By Raxiel 1st Dec 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 4:20 PM
    It is a bit of a racket. Started off reasonable, and then the price started rising sharply once they were widely adopted.

    Never once been asked for mine, but I still have to have one. My firm insists everyone does, someone's making a pretty penny out of it.
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 1st Dec 17, 4:28 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 4:28 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 4:28 PM
    I'm just wondering if there's anyone else out there that thinks paying 30 for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme(CSCS) card is a total rip off ? How much does it really cost to produce a bit of plastic with your photo on it ?
    Originally posted by Br00nie
    no the test fee on top of that 17.50 I think
    Originally posted by Br00nie
    also if you have to sit a seperate health & safety 5.0 course which costs >100 absolute rip off
    Originally posted by Br00nie
    147.50, Clearly you are paying the wrong people:

    https://cscs.uk.com/applying-for-cards/

    "CSCS cards cost 30 and the separate CITB Health, safety and environment test costs 19.50. There are organisations that offer card application services. If you are being charged more than 30 for a card or 19.50 for a CITB Health, safety & environment test, check that you understand what additional services you will receive."

    Total 49.50
    Last edited by Inner Zone; 01-12-2017 at 4:30 PM.
    • deanos
    • By deanos 1st Dec 17, 5:14 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 5:14 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 5:14 PM
    most of the big builders wont let you on site if you dont have one
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 1st Dec 17, 7:26 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 7:26 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 7:26 PM
    I've checked a few of the local test centres near me who charge 30 for test and card incl.
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 1st Dec 17, 7:33 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 7:33 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 7:33 PM
    I also had to have one but the company paid for it,was never asked on site for it,i used to think that it was a joke having to take a test to prove what i had done since leaving school,5 years apprenticship then over 40 years in the industry.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • ComicGeek
    • By ComicGeek 1st Dec 17, 8:45 PM
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    I also had to have one but the company paid for it,was never asked on site for it,i used to think that it was a joke having to take a test to prove what i had done since leaving school,5 years apprenticship then over 40 years in the industry.
    Originally posted by Ganga
    You say that, but I still know of a few people who failed the test - given that most of the questions have 3 answers that will kill you and 1 that won't, I think it's a really good thing that people who fail don't work on building sites!
    • Br00nie
    • By Br00nie 13th Dec 17, 12:33 AM
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    Cscs
    147.50, Clearly you are paying the wrong people:



    "CSCS cards cost 30 and the separate CITB Health, safety and environment test costs 19.50. There are organisations that offer card application services. If you are being charged more than 30 for a card or 19.50 for a CITB Health, safety & environment test, check that you understand what additional services you will receive."

    Total 49.50


    You can't now get a Green Card (Operative) without this course. Now what they are doing is forcing people , like myself, to have a SVQ/NVQ level relative to your job, my job requires a level 5 costs 3000.00 & up. Last time i sat an exam was at school, to many years ago to remember !
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