Level 1Award 1 Health and Safety in the Construction Environment

This Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification is for learners wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme Green Card.

The CSCS Green Card is intended for those working in labouring occupations only. Since July 2014 CSCS has introduced a new requirement for applicants to achieve a formal knowledge based qualification, the ‘Health and Safety in a Construction Environment’ Award. Achievement of this award will demonstrate the applicant understands of key issues affecting safe working practices on UK construction sites.

For further information on the changes to the Green Card scheme, please visit

This qualification is for learners wishing to qualify for the CSCS UK Ltd Green Card to access construction sites in the UK as a non-skilled worker.

The Building Block delivers this course over five weeks with learners attending one day a week for training, the course consists of theoretical and practical learning in the construction environment order to pass the online test.


As this is a funded course learners should be unemployed and have proof of this when they attend the course.

If you are currently in employment and wish to attend this course please get in touch as we will run courses to demand.


On successful completion of the online test learners will be issued a certificate from city and guilds which in combination of the successful completion of the CSCS test will enable learners to apply for the green CSCS card.

Our next CSCS course enrollment dates in October are now FULL. We will be adding more dates as soon as possible. 

Please note: You MUST complete the below form if you would like to book an appointment to attend a CSCS Course – your details will be held on a waiting list until our next course dates are released. Please complete ALL fields.