CAB Curtain Wall Installer CSCS Card

NEXT ON-LINE COURSE DATES:

  • Sunday 12th June 2022 – Focus Training
  • Friday 8th July 2022 – Total Training
  • Introduction

    CAB in partnership with GQA Qualifications, the Awarding Organisation, who specialise in qualifications for the fenestration industry, together with the CAB Training Committee has developed a route to gaining a CAB Curtain Wall Installer CSCS Card.

    The training course modules and attainment of the CAB CSCS card will provide a recognised route to proving competence and compliance to the requirements of the Building Safety Bill introduced in the House of Commons on 5th July 2021.

    The CAB CSCS card has been developed in association with the CAB Training Committee. The objectives of the committee are:

    • Raise competency levels
    • Develop standardisation of basic knowledge and best practice
    • Ensure a consistency of CSCS Card Achievement
    • Ensure those installing aluminium systems are qualified in their field

    The CAB Training Committee is formed of CAB members from a number of well-known fenestration system houses and other member companies, providing industry wide support to our scheme.

    Course Applications – Curtain Wall Essential Knowledge

    Applications to attend the course will be managed by CAB and candidates can apply by completing the enrolment form which can be found below.

    Enrolment form for CAB 1-day Essential Knowledge Curtain Walling course

    Completed application forms should be sent to enquiries@c-a-b.org.uk

    CAB will then liaise with candidates to book a convenient course date and the training will be carried out by a GQA Approved Training Provider.

    Training Providers will offer guidance to candidates to apply for a trainee card, temporary card or renewal card and further information regarding the criteria for the CSCS card.

    Please Note: Candidates will need to provide NVQ Training Centres with Photographic ID and a Passport style photo on a white background.

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    Applying for your CAB CSCS Card

    The routes to attaining the card are as follows:

    Route 1:

    Candidates applying for their first CSCS Card or those renewing a CSCS card who do not have a curtain walling installation specific NVQ

    1. Candidate applying for their first CSCS card in Curtain Walling Installation, before they can be awarded a temporary (12 month) red card they need to:

    a. Take and pass the CITB or GQA CSCS Health and Safety Test

    b. Be registered on the NVQ Level 2 Curtain Walling Installation Qualification

    Outcome: Apply for Red Temporary CSCS Card – valid for 12 months

    2. Once their temporary card is issued the applicant will have the length of time the card is valid for (12 months) to complete their NVQ and have taken the 1-day CAB Curtain Walling Essential Knowledge course and passed the end of course assessment and they can then apply for the full blue skilled worker CSCS card.

    Please Note:  If the applicant has not completed the above, they will not be able to renew their temporary card or apply for another temporary card.

    Successful Outcome: Apply for Blue Skilled CSCS Card – valid for 5 years

    Route 2

    Candidates who are applying to renew an existing curtain walling installer CSCS card who already have an NVQ relating to curtain walling installation

    1. Candidate applying for their renewal CSCS card in Curtain Walling Installation, before they can be awarded a temporary red card they need to:

    a. Take and pass the CITB or GQA CSCS Health and Safety Test

    b. Be registered on the NVQ Level 2 Curtain Walling Installation Competency Update Qualification

    Outcome: Apply for Red Temporary CSCS Card – valid for 12 months

    2. Once their temporary card is issued the applicant will have the length of time the card is valid for (12 months) to complete their NVQ update qualification and have taken the 1-day CAB Curtain Walling Essential Knowledge course and passed the end of course assessment and they can then apply for the full blue skilled workers CSCS card.

    Please Note:  If the applicant has not completed the above, they will not be able to renew their temporary card or apply for another temporary card.

    Successful Outcome: Apply for Blue Skilled CSCS Card – valid for 5 years

    Other routes:

    Apprentices may follow route 1, they will be issued a Red Card which is valid for 2 years in the first instance with the aspiration to attain their blue skills card at the successful completion of the apprenticeship course.

    Further Information

    Routes to attain the required elements:

    • Element “a” – Applicants should ideally complete and pass the Operatives CITB or GQA CSCS Health and Safety Test, which is offered by CITB /  or approved GQA training provider centres.

    Weblink via CITB: Book a test – CITB

    • Element “b” – Applicants should be registered on an NVQ Level 2 Curtain Walling Installation Qualification, or for renewals who already hold or are registered on a relevant NVQ qualification in curtain walling installation should be registered on the competency update.

    Weblink, via GQA: GQA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Curtain Wall Installation | GQA Qualifications  or GQA Level 2 NVQ Curtain Walling Installer Update Competency Qualification

    COVID-19 Special Situation

    Due to ongoing COVID restrictions the CAB course is currently only offered online, however in the future when restrictions ease, “in classroom” training will be offered generally in groups of 8 or 12, single applicants will be scheduled with other applicants.

    Price

    The CAB course is a specialist knowledge course in the principles of curtain walling installation and is offered on the basis of £249 + VAT for each candidate for the 1-day course.

    CAB members will qualify for a discounted rate of £199 + VAT for each candidate for the 1-day course.

    An introduction to the course and its content can be found below: –

    CAB-1-day Curtain Walling course – introduction & course content

    If you would like further information, please contact: enquiries@c-a-b.org.uk