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Hi folks, 

I've been asked twice in the space of this week by employers/clients if I have a CSCS card. Which I don't. 

I have been on the CSCS website and done their "card finder" to try and see which one I should be applying for, but searching for any type of arb/chainsaw job title says I now need a LISS card, not CSCS. Is this correct or is there another way of obtaining CSCS, or are people just using outdated terms and they actually want me to have LISS. I have never worked on sites before so the whole card scheme thing is alien to me. 

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It's all bollocjs.
A box ticking exercise.
You need a rolo course then a citb test.
I've done the test (100%),
But not the course
Green labourers card is fine.

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Simon, I contacted BALI at the back end of last year and they said I needed the Blue LISS card (skilled operator), although I don't think there's any difference between that and the labourer card, also as crazy as it sounds they said if I held any academic qualifications (NVQ/SVQ/Diploma at Level 3 or above ) I could apply for the Gold supervisors card, but as I'd never worked on a building site before I said "thanks, but no thanks" and even though I've had it for a while now, I've not had a job that needed it.      

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2 hours ago, dumper said:

Liss card covers tree work I get away with a std cscs labourers card usually they just want a card 

A Sketchley dry cleaners card works sometimes .

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It won’t get you a CSCS card Ben.

You have to do the ROLO course (1 day) as well, and I’m pretty sure all that’s about to change.



I blame Brexit.

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So if I understand correctly, I need to miss a day's work and fork out some cash to do a course, so that I can get a card that certifies me as being less qualified than I actually am for the tasks I'll be doing? 


Grand 👍 🤣

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