Engineering Installation & Maintenance Engineer

CRO Closure and New SKILLcard Routes

Which CRO cards are affected?

  • Engineering Installation & Maintenance Engineer 


 Why is SKILLcard closing these CRO Cards?

SKILLcard is a partner card scheme of CSCS and is authorised to carry the CSCS logo. SKILLcard is committed, alongside all CSCS partner card schemes, to deliver to the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) 2025 vision. As a result, card schemes carrying the CSCS logo including SKILLcard, must only certify those occupations with nationally recognised construction related qualifications, i.e. NVQs or approved equivalents. This is a phased programme of closures and at this time we are now managing the closure of the Engineering Installation & Maintenance Engineer CRO card.


What is the closure timetable?

SKILLcard will no longer be accepting new applications for this card from the 31st January 2020.

Renewal applications will continue to be accepted until 30th April 2020 following which they will no longer be accepted.


What should I apply for instead?

Applicants have 3 options available.

  1. If you have no relevant qualifications or 5 years’ experience in your specific trade – provide evidence that you are registered for or currently undertaking a relevant qualification and apply for a red trainee card. Following successful completion you will be able to upgrade your red card to a blue or gold card
  2. If you do not have relevant qualifications but have at least 5 years’ experience in your specific trade - sign up to an experienced worker programme with a training provider and apply for a blue experienced worker card
  3. If you already have the relevant qualifications for your specific trade - apply for a blue skilled worker card or gold advanced craft card

For more details on the types of SKILLcards available, visit our webpage.

For more details on the experienced worker route, visit our webpage.

Need more guidance?

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the SKILLcard team.



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