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60,000 Grandfather Rights CSCS Industry Accreditation Cards Soon To Be Invalid

More than 60,000 industry skills cards issued under the Grandfather Rights process will expire on 31st December 2024 and cannot be renewed. The end of all CSCS Industry Accreditation cards issued from 1st Jan 2020 is part of the Construction Leadership Council’s drive for a fully trained and competent workforce.

Industry Accreditation (IA) allowed experienced workers to obtain CSCS cards on the strength of an employer recommendation rather than the achievement of a recognised qualification.

What each individual needs to do next depends on their occupation and what qualifications they may already hold.

An industry task group has published new guidance on the CSCS website that clearly sets out the next steps CSCS IA card holders must take before the deadline.


Sean Kearns, Chief Executive at CSCS said: “IA cardholders will not need to attend college as much of the assessment can be delivered remotely....


The new guidance and support will help cardholders to either retain their card via the S/NVQ or to easily transition to another CSCS card. We would urge employers, trade associations, awarding organisations and training providers to put plans in place to support these workers ahead of the December 2024 withdrawal.”


Are you in need of a new CSCS card? We run CITB Health and Safety Awareness (HSA) Courses every Friday, which is the first step towards obtaining your CSCS Card, for only £99 + VAT!


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