Cookie policy

If you continue to use this website you agree to the use of cookies as described in this notice. When you use this website or any associated sites, mobile sites or apps in use now or developed in the future, we may collect information from your device by using cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that requires very little storage, sent from a website and stored on a user's device (usually a hard drive) while a user is browsing a website. A cookie is 'passive' and that means that it does not contain an executable software program, a virus or spyware/malware. A cookie is composed of two parts, its name and its content or value. The life-time of the cookie is usually set by the website and can last for anything between the length of the users session on a particular website or indefinitely. Technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to a website associated with that web server.

What are the advantages of cookies?

A cookie contains information linked from a web browser (the user) to a specific web server (the website). If a web browser accesses that web server again, the web server can read from and react to that information. An example of this is when using an online store and putting items in the virtual shopping basket. The item information can be stored as cookies on your device so that if you cannot complete the purchase and need to return to the online store at a later time or date, the website can retrieve the items that you had in your basket from the cookie information stored on your device. This site also uses Google Analytics which stores cookies on the client device and allows us to track website usage which, in turn, enables us to make modifications to this site in order to deliver a much better user experience.

Can cookies be used to spy on my device?

No. Cookies are completely passive and therefore cannot interact with your device. They do not have access to the information on your hard drive or any other storage media.

Is my privacy threatened?

Usually cookies are associated with anonymous data. If this website uses cookies to collect personal data now or in the future, data protection laws require us to inform you about the collection of personal data and the purpose of such collection. Currently this website does not collect personal data.

Can I control cookies?

Yes. Browsers offer cookie management options within their tools. You can set the browser to accept cookies only from specific websites (e.g. this website). Browsers can also enable users to delete specific cookies. It is even possible to set a browser to reject all cookies. Note that choosing to disable all cookies could significantly affect your web browsing experience because many Internet services rely on cookies.

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In Scotland, centres are recommencing 22nd July (majority of Pearson Professional Centres).

 In Wales. centres are recommencing 20th July (all Pearson Professional Centres).

As of 18 May 2020, CITB has re-opened the HS&E testing operations in England through the Pearson Performance Centres only. However, due to social distancing measures, availability may be limited. Leicester Pearson VUE Centre is currently affected by localised lock-down.


You can keep up to date with the latest CITB messaging here


Because of limited access to CITB courses, we continue to ask those responsible for site access to use their discretion towards expired SKILLcards. Read more

Watch our short video about expired SKILLcards here.

Our telephone lines are open and applications can still be made via the online service here.

Our team are still here to support you.