Red SKILLcard - Trainee

What is a Red (Trainee) SKILLcard?

The Red (Trainee) SKILLcard is intended for new hires and trainees who have no experience. They might be students who are training to be project managers or project engineers, or who have registered for but not completed an NVQ. They may also be adult trainees, or commissioning trainees/assistants.

A Red SKILLcard grants access a worksite to these individuals, but they should still be closely supervised.

What qualifications will I need?

To gain a Red SKILLcard certification, you’ll need to have had some safety training.

For students registered for an NVQ, they must also have an endorsed statement from their employer that they have undertaken basic site safety training upon induction.

All other applicants must 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

How long is the certification valid?

The Red (Trainee) SKILLcard is valid for five years and cannot be renewed.

What is the next step?

Those Trainees who wish to advance their careers after earning their Red SKILLcard may obtain the Blue Skillcard once they achieved the relevant NVQ Level 2 qualification, or the Gold Skillcard once they have achieved an NVQ level 3.

Student Engineers will typically move directly to a Gold (Supervisor) SKILLcard when they finish their training.

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

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