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Bane

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Well, had my CSCS exam on Saturday. Passed. Think it's pretty scandalous that you have to pay £42.50 for this 'exam' but...

Anyway, bought another CD (Yep cirrus, from ebay, for a fiver. Well £4!) :) and thought it was very useful.

Contains all the questions and answers that you'll be asked on the CSCS exam.
Generates random exams to practice with.
Provides a 'check and review' to see which questions you got wrong (if any).
Test yourself on seperate subjects if you're weak in a particular area (eg: handheld tools)

Basically, go on ebay and type in 'CSCS'.
Anyone going in for this exam, it's not difficult, really. However, £4 well spent on this CD in my opinion (£2CD £2p+p) if you feel you want to revise beforehand(which you should)
 
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Cirrus

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I did mine before xmas Bane and it cost me £35. I got a revision book with all the answers for that so no cd needed. I pased too. Well done by the way matey
 
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Cirrus

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Welcome matey. 2330 next? Then- the world? Muhahahaha:D
 
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Bane

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Nah...

2330 (Sept) then you and Tony :) :)
 
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Cirrus

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ha ha taking me won't be hard but Tony - well, he is a different league alltogether. One of the old school who really knows his onions;)
 
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TonyM58

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nah,

i just read a lot of books

never so much as wired a plug up;)
 
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jack1307

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What card do you need cscs or ecs
 
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Bane

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Well I'm just a lowly labourer/mate so I went for the CSCS Operatives Card.
Someone did suggest another card to me. It's on this forum somewhere. I'll have a look for it...

Go on the website, CITB-ConstructionSkills or something, call the number and explain your situation and they'll tell you which one you need.

Alternatively, wait for someone more informedthan I to come on here and tell you :)
 
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Cirrus

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CSCS card is awarded by the ECS and is needed to work on site. Some companies have an umbrella qualification allowing their staff to work on site without getting individual CSCS cards.
 
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JMarsden83

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How long does it take for the card to be sent out?

I passed my CSCS about 6 weeks ago, sent off the certificate, still no sign?
 
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Bane

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You should have received it within a week.
Try calling them again. Quoting your reference number from the temporary card they gave you (the A4 sheet given to you after you passed)
 
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plug

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Alright Bane,

Which card level did you go for? - I'm trying figure out which level people mean when they say 'cscs' card required - I looked on the cscs website and found this list of levels:

http://www.cscs.uk.com/RunScript.asp?page=133&p=ASP\Pg133.asp#MoreGreen

From what i can see you need a trainee or green card level to get on site: - but it seems difficult if you can't get that without being employed in the first place? [as you need a job to get on the NVQ or get accredited at work] - according to the appendix in the cscs scheme p.23 here:

http://www.cscs.uk.com/upload_folder/downloadmaterials/scheme-booklet-may-07.pdf


Any info would be good.

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Well I'm just a lowly labourer/mate so I went for the CSCS Operatives Card.
Someone did suggest another card to me. It's on this forum somewhere. I'll have a look for it...

Go on the website, CITB-ConstructionSkills or something, call the number and explain your situation and they'll tell you which one you need.

Alternatively, wait for someone more informedthan I to come on here and tell you :)
.. this post didn't come up last time sorry !! haha
 
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Cirrus

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Passed my CSCS card exam in November but still got no card!
 
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bloxwichman

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as a spark do i need a different cscs card? i took the test b4 xmas last year now been told i need to get a sparks cscs card any info on this and the cost? and the locality vof a test centre in the walsall area?
 

Risteard

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Electricians should apply for an ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Card, which is administered by the JIB. It is affiliated to CSCS. A standard CSCS card is not appropriate for electrical work.
 
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ezzzekiel

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All just one big rip off another test that a monkey could pass without revision
 
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tozz

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Does any body know where i can get free revision material for the cscs exam as buyin the book will bankrupt me :drool5: thanks tozz
 
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Adam W

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A fire extinguisher is red
If there's a fire get out of the building
If something is broken tell your supervisor.

That's pretty much all you need to know; I did the CSCS quiz a couple of years ago, took me about 5 minutes.
As mentioned at the start of the thread (from about 3 years ago) you can get a CD on ebay for £4, but around here £4 will get you a cool refreshing glass of beer.
 
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Plonker 3

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Or when you apply to do the course there is an option to have the book sent to you or you print it off at home.
 
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tozz

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Thats the dilemma beer or disk hmmm beer every time (4 me anyway)down loaded it n its all the same h+s ive covered doing lvl2 n lvl3 what a waste of effort !!! thanks pal
 
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Adam W

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Thats the dilemma beer or disk hmmm beer every time (4 me anyway)down loaded it n its all the same h+s ive covered doing lvl2 n lvl3 what a waste of effort !!! thanks pal
Yeah right - each of the multiple guess 2330 tests contain sections on h&s so it's not as if it's a new thing to us, the only difference is you have to do the CSCS every 3 years, I suppose in case you 'forget' any of it, although you could say that about anything - you take your driving test once and that's usually it for life.

You can download the ECS questions (CSCS with extra electrical questions) here for free so you can have your beer as well.
 
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tozz

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sounds like a plan (the beer) nice one for info re esc , was gunna do that instead but gettin conflictig info plus trainee electrician dont do nothing for my already **** poor reputation ( not electrically ) thanks again !
 
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amberleaf

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I watched three Electricians . doing secondsfixes / Floor socket / Sockets . then paid OFF .

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Youcant go up Heights ( As they say Your Grounded ) ifyour lucky you may get two to three weeks work .

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H& S . are dead adamant about an ( JIB CARD) Up to date .


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amberleaf

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Ido apologise . for dropping this in Amber :icon6:
 
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robsparky1975

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instead of me making a new post ive just looked into a fastrack for an ecs card they want £246,does it ever end.......and after reading up about all the kerfuffle with the jib and all will that card be worth anything in the near future,im so sick of everything being so bleeding expensive,all i want to do is earn a living crikey.....
 

ExArmy

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i laughed out loud several times in my ECS H&S exam, some of the questions were that stupid nd easy it was funny. so why are people needing revision guides? in my opinion a cscs card is just another moneymaking scheme, it doesn't make anybody safer in the workplace. ECS is a bit different as there is a grading system and you need to meet certain requirements but the test is still a rip off
 
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mattmoo1974

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I did it the other week so i could get my JIB grading(Growl Agencys). I have nt got my NVQ so i was told i could have labours card!
I asked if they wanted any of my certs? Nah just send the cash son :(
 
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Mark_Burgess

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I checked that i would get the electrician grading before taking the test as I did not have an employer sponsor as was out of work at the time, all I got was Ancillary Operative!! Not bad hey for a 2391 cert holder!!
 
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robsparky1975

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p p takers.im growling aswell,and these agencies want to pay stupid rates.i should get work as a recruitment consultant,money for nothing
 
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themurraymint

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i have the form in front of me. i'm not sure whether i need to do the test or not.i finished my apprentiship in 2009. does this mean i am just renewing my card.
 
whats this test like, ill need to apply for one soon

doing 2330 level 3 at the moment and its only one day a week and college wants us to do apprenticeship at same time so ive applied to a few places that are interested and they will get back to me soon


got a surprise test on the stuff from level 2 today, got %75,%90 and %92 in the exam, this cscs exam seems like it will be a breeze
 

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