Blue SKILLcard - Skilled Worker

What is a Blue (Skilled Worker) SKILLcard?

The Blue (Skilled Worker) SKILLcard is intended for HVACR workers and apprentices who have achieved either a Level 2 SVQ or NVQ, Holds a City and Guilds Craft Certification, or attained their status via Industry Accreditation (Grandfathering).

A Blue (Skilled Worker) SKILLcard grants access to a worksite to for these workers, and shows that they have at least the minimum health and safety training and site skills work safely and effectively.

What qualifications will I need?

To gain a Blue (Skilled Worker) SKILLcard certification, you’ll need to have already passed one of several approved health and safety tests. The Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test is the one most applicants take, but there are other, more job-specific tests which qualify, including:

  • The HVACR Pipefitting and Welding test

  • The HVACR Ductwork test

  • The HVACR Refrigeration and Air Conditioning test

  • The HVACR Domestic Heating and Plumbing Services test

  • The HVACR Plumbing – Industrial and Commercial test

  • The HVACR Service and Facilities test

You must also be either:

  • A Skilled Worker or modern Apprentice with an NVQ or SVQ Level 2

  • Have completed an informal apprenticeship with a relevant City and Guilds Craft Certification

  • Have previously gained a Blue Skillcard by industry accreditation (Sometimes referred to as (‘Grandfather Rights’)

How long is the certification valid?

The Blue (Skilled Worker) SKILLcard is valid for five years and may be renewed.

What is the next step?

Those skilled workers who wish to move on from their Blue card will seek to qualify for a Gold SKILLcard (Advanced crafts or Supervisory), after they have gained a Level 3 NVQ or SVQ.

Last updated: Monday 12 February 2018 09:22:22

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