3 Steps to your Green Labourers CSCS Cards


Pass a 1 day, classroom assessed, 'IOSH Working Safely' Course



Pass the CITB health, Safety & Environment Test for operatives



Apply for your Green Labourers CSCS Card.

Do you or your staff need training for the Green CSCS Card?
CSCS Cards are the most widely used cards in the construction industry here in the UK. Many contractors now require all workers to hold a valid CSCS Card to be allowed on site. We can assist with the whole process to obtain your Green CSCS Card.
Training with Global FDI Ltd
Here at Global FDI we offer the 1 DAY Level 1 'IOSH Working Safely' Training Course (recognised by CSCS) in English, Spanish and German*. Our fully qualified trainers have a 100% pass rate & can either come to your premises or we have courses running at our training centre near Gatwick Airport.
The ONLY UK provider offering IOSH Working Safely in 3 languages - English, Spanish & German*
*Other languages available. Please contact us for more information
All Inclusive Packages available for you or your workforce
IOSH Working Safely Training at your premises or at our training centre
Organise the CITB HS&E Test at a centre near you including revision material
Apply for the Green Labourers CSCS Cards
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  • All our training courses our presented by one of our highly qualified trainers
  • Train in your language for better understanding and pass rate
  • All training material and assessments can be provided in English, Spanish or German
  • Our Qualified/native translator will accompany the trainer for courses in German or Spanish.
  • We can come to your workplace or courses can be held at our training centre in Sussex
  • We can save you time by completing the whole process and obtaining the CSCS card on your behalf
More information:

What is a CSCS card and do I need it?

CSCS cards are part of the UK’s ‘Construction Skills Certification Scheme’ for site workers to demonstrate they have sufficient knowledge of UK health & safety policies. CSCS cards are not a legal requirement, but most major contractors require workers on their sites to hold them. The law states that anyone undertaking construction work must be competent, and the certification scheme is one of the main ways of demonstrating relevant skills and training.

I have already completed Health & Safety training in my own country - do i need to train again for the UK?

Yes. The CSCS scheme requires that workers must have passed training relating to the UK’s Health & Safety policies. Workers from outside of the UK must also pass the same UK training. It is not sufficient to have only completed Health & Safety training relating to another country’s regulations.

How do I get the CSCS card?

In order to obtain the Green Labourer CSCS Card there are 3 Steps for workers from the UK and overseas:

  1. Workers must first complete and pass a nominated Level 1 UK Health & Safety course. This must be recognised by CSCS. Global FDI’s 1 day class-room based ‘IOSH Working Safely’ course is the industry standard.
  2. Sit and pass the CITB Health Safety and Environment test. This is a 45 minute multiple choice exam taken in a test centre in the UK.
  3. Apply for the CSCS card once exam results are confirmed and you have received your Level 1 Certificate.

How long does it take to get the CSCS card and do I need to come to the UK?

You will need to leave a minimum of 4 – 6 weeks between booking your first training and starting work on site.

  • IOSH working safely course – 1 day classroom based course. We have course here in the UK at a centre near London Gatwick Airport or we can train your workforce at your company premises so there is no need to send your workforce to the UK early. Assessment results provided the same day.
  • CITB exam – 1 morning or afternoon. This must be taken at an approved test centre in the UK. Global FDI will book this at the most convenient time and location for you. The exam is available with a voice-over translation in Spanish and German.
  • Application and issue of the CSCS card. Global FDI will apply for your CSCS cards after confirmation of the CITB exam results. It takes 14 working days from application to issue.

Can I do the exams and training in my own language?

YES – Global FDI is the only industry-approved provider to offer complete training in Spanish and German.

  • IOSH working safely course – Global FDI provides bespoke course notes and slide show in Spanish or German. Training given by Global FDI’s in-house IOSH professional and a translator/interpreter.
  • CITB exam – The exam is available with an audio translation in Spanish and German. Global FDI will ensure the correct version is booked for you.
  • Application and issue of the CSCS card. Global FDI will apply for your CSCS cards (in English), there is no need for you to complete the forms.

Why should I choose Global FDI instead of organising it myself?

  • Train in your own language for higher success rates!
  • We are the only provider to offer full training in Spanish or German
  • We can manage the whole process and time-line for you or your workforce
  • We come to your company premises! No need to send your workforce to the UK early or pay for your team to stay longer in the UK

How much does it cost?

Prices below are for all-inclusive corporate packages which include:

  • 1 day IOSH working safely course and assessment with course notes, exam and training in your own language
  • Booking of CITB/CSCS exam (with audio translation into your own language)
  • Application forms and issue of CSCS Green Labourer Cards
  • Approved translation of all training materials
  • Highly qualified trainer and translator/interpreter
  • Payment and booking of all exams and certificates

CORPORATE PRICES – From £312pp for courses held in the UK: Based on minimum of 10 people attending. Please ask us for a quote and further information
CORPORATE PRICES £428pp for courses at your premises in Spanish or German: Based on a minimum of 10 people attending. Please ask us for a quote and further information

Please note: Exact quote will be confirmed at the time of booking. For smaller or larger groups the price will be adjusted. Courses in Spain and Germany include travel arrangements for trainer and interpreter. Prices will be adjusted depending on actual flight costs and hotel rates for the requested dates.

When can i start?

As soon as possible!

We run bespoke corporate courses according to your needs and schedules so we will try to book you in on the exact dates that suit you.

Please note for courses in Spain or Germany we need at least 2 weeks notice and it will depend on availability

As soon as you have confirmed your booking we will schedule you in on the next available date which suits you.

How do I book?

Book your place now by emailing us at or calling +44 (0)1444 473 718 to speak to a consultant in your language.

We can arrange a Skype consultation or conference call to discuss your needs in more detail.