Labourers can now take skills card tests online

Grant Prior 4 years ago
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Workers looking to obtain the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Labourer card can now complete a course online.

The Safe2Site course is being offered by Runcorn based training academy COSAC

The Green Labourer card was introduced to help site managers verify that people working in labouring occupations have achieved the RQF Level 1 (Level 4 in Scotland) Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, or an approved alternative course, such as Safe2Site.

Workers can now take the Safe2Site course at a place and time that suits them – using a computer or laptop.

Andy Mason, managing director of COSAC, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this new, more convenient method of gaining the CSCS Labourer card.

“One of the main challenges currently being faced in the construction industry is getting workers qualified to the required standards for their occupation.

“However, our Safe2Site course allows labourers to study in short, interactive bursts which maximises knowledge retention and helps them get the necessary skills to obtain the CSCS Labourer card.

“In addition, this new initiative will also deliver many benefits for the wider company that the individuals work for, saving both time and money as staff will have less time off-site.”

Using the power of remote invigilation technology, the online course allows a course supervisor the ability to monitor candidates as they take part in the exam using audio, video and remote screen share tools.

CSCS scheme manager, Angeleen Hill, added: “Ensuring the integrity of the examination process is absolutely paramount to CSCS and we work closely with our partners in the industry to tackle fraudulent behaviour

“I am pleased to confirm that Safe2Site is the first course to adhere to CSCS’s strict e-assessment policy.

“COSAC has demonstrated that learners can sit their exam online while being monitored in real-time by TestReach supervisors, who fully maintain the security of the exam process.

“This is the first time a course has met all the Regulatory Principles contained within CSCS’s e-assessment policy.”

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