As of 31 December 2024 any existing Industry Accreditation (grandfather rights) CSCS cards will expire and will not be up for renewal, meaning that holders no longer have documentation to prove their competency. These changes will support Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) drive to ensure that every workforce is fully trained and competent.
If your workers have existing CSCS cards with Industry Accreditation (grandfather rights), an NVQ is the recognised route to proving competency once these cards expire.
This will ensure that you are able to provide proof to clients, domestic and commercial, that you can complete the job safely, and to the expected standard. It is estimated that there are more UK building sites that cooperate with the current CSCS card system than those that do not, meaning contractors without the card are not permitted on site. This measure is expected to continue with the removal of CSCS grandfather rights cards, and workers will need to prove their competency with the approved industry method, such as NVQs, to be allowed on site.