What Is Relay For Life ?

Relay For Life brings you and your community together to help beat cancer. Throughout the year, teams fundraiser in their local communities to support the work of Cancer Research UK. Then everyone comes together in an inspiring overnight celebration and commemoration that the whole community can be part of.

Whilst the event is in full swing, members of each team will take turns to walk around the track for the duration of the Relay. All events are overnight as this marks the fact that cancer never sleeps. Relay events focus on fun for all …

Renew your Competent Operator Card

Learn how to renew card within five years of expiry, or renew cards which expired over five years ago. Renewing a card within 5 years of expiry.

To renew you need to:

Hold a CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card for the category which is within five years of expiry date Pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test within the last two years Pass the CPCS Renewal test for each category held* Demonstrated on-going practical operating experience through a choice of routes: Logbook On-Site Assessment CPCS Practical test NVQ

Completion of form F1/3 Application to Renew CPCS Competent Operator …

Extend a Red Trained Operator Card

Learn how to extend your Red Trained Operator card for 12 months or 2 years.

You can follow one of two routes, depending on when your card expired.

1) For a 12-month NVQ extension, you must:

Hold a CPCS Red Trained Operator card which is in date, or within 12 months from the expiry date Be registered for a NVQ relevant to the category

Once these elements have been achieved, call the CPCS Helpline on 0844 815 7274, confirm your details and make a payment of £25, you will be asked to provide proof of a NVQ registration by …

Updated Health, safety and environment test for 26 June 2019

CITB’s updated Health, safety and environment test for the construction industry is to launch on 26 June 2019.

CITB has announced a major update to the Health, safety and environment test, which it introduced in 2001 in response to high levels of significant accidents and incidents in construction. Over the last 18 years it has been key to improving health and safety in the industry.

CITB regularly reviews the test to make sure it meets current health and safety legislation, including any changes to EU regulations (which the UK is still subject to) and is aligned with the latest industry …

Jobs retained in Norfolk through CITB sale of CPCS scheme to NOCN Group

CITB has agreed to sell its Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) to NOCN Group, one of the sector’s largest Awarding Organisations (AO). The sale will include the retention of all CPCS-related jobs in Norfolk, as well as all CPCS-related mobile roles.

The move comes as part of CITB’s Vision 2020 programme of reform to better meet the demands of British construction. CITB will take on a more strategic and influential role focusing on securing the right training mix, high standards and quality assurance, building employer confidence in the market.

The CPCS provides skills cards to individual workers involved in the …

NPORS Cards Wrongly Turned Away From Site

CSCS Recently Received Reports That Holders Of NPORS Cards Have Had Workers Turned Away From Site Because Their Cards Were Not Considered To Be Approved By CSCS.

The content below was taken from the media section on the CSCS website and can be viewed using this link

Most people in construction are familiar with Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards. It’s the card that provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site.
However, not everyone is aware that there are over 30 different card schemes displaying …

CITB statement on CPCS scheme

As part of the Vision 2020 programme of reform, CITB is divesting its cards schemes to other suitable providers, including the CPCS scheme.

CITB is pleased to share that NOCN has been selected as preferred bidder for the CPCS scheme. 

If the sale progresses successfully, NOCN are proposing the creation of an independent subsidiary as part of their overall approach to the purchase and delivery of the CPCS scheme. The process now moves into a stage of due diligence and negotiations between CITB and NOCN.

CITB employees affected by these changes will be kept updated on what this means for …

£22m fund launched to boost construction skills

A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by UK Government Skills Minister Anne Milton today (18 June).

The £22m Construction Skills Fund will bring training to construction sites – allowing learners to apply their knowledge in a real-world environment.

This will help meet the needs of employers and tackle the construction skills shortage, while also supporting those who want to join the industry, particularly adult learners.

The 18-month scheme is funded by the Department for Education and will be administered by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

CITB is now calling on employers, …


In a bulletin released on 13th February 2018, CPCS stated that ‘a review was undertaken on the category due to the nature in which slew types have evolved since the Telescopic Handler category was first introduced many years ago.

As a result of a review of the endorsement for Telescopic Handler All Sizes inc 360 slew (A17D), CPCS are pleased to announce a new stand-a-lone category of Telescopic Handler 360º Slew (A77), which is now incorporated within the Scheme and will be available from 28 March 2018.

The review was undertaken due to the nature in which the slew types …

Industry-supported new CITB Training Model launches

A transformative new system to access training and grant from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has been launched today (3 April).

The new Training Model and Grants Scheme is a central feature of CITB’s Vision 2020 programme, delivered on time and on budget as the training body becomes more responsive and accountable to the industry it serves.

The Training Model is broken down into three parts:

Construction Training Directory – where employers can find the right training, in the right place, at the right time. This is supported by Grant from CITB quality assured training providers, focused on construction …

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