End of Industry Accreditation

28 January 2023

From 30 June 2024, cards carrying the CSCS logo obtained via Industry Accreditation will no longer be renewed and all such cards will expire on 31 December 2024. This is in line with the CLC requirement that all cards should be achieved by qualification by the end of 2024, enabling workers to demonstrate that they are competent to undertake their role. CSCS has now issued guidance on the different ways that individuals holding Blue, Gold or Black Industry Accreditation cards issued by the core scheme can move onto an appropriate card, and members of the CSCS Alliance will be providing guidance relevant to their individual card schemes.

There are over 60,000 Industry Accreditation cardholders across the industry who will be required to take action if they wish to renew their card. Employers should identify which of their workers need to complete an appropriate qualification ahead of the deadline and put a plan in place now to help them achieve it. From 1 April 2023, CITB will be increasing the grants for the achievement of certain supervision NVQ Diplomas/SVQs to ¬£1,250 and certain management NVQ Diplomas/SVQs to ¬£1,500, where they are required by individuals to renew Industry Accreditation cards.