CSCS Mock Test Questions and Certification Information
Completing at least one of our cscs mock test is a great way of testing your knowledge on all the cscs certification topics, our practice questions are designed to give you a preview of how the cscs card test questions are structured and what to expect from the cscs test.
Because different job roles require different types of cscs cards we have created mock test questions that are unique to each type of cscs card and role; this includes areas such as health and safety signs, manual handling, fire extinguishers etc. Practice is the key to success so I would recommend that you try and complete as many cscs mock test papers as possible.
Before you get started on any of the mock test questions it’s important that you have basic knowledge about the cscs certification process, so here I will explain some commonly asked questions about cscs cards or continue to all our cscs practice tests now.
What is a CSCS Card?
A cscs card is one of the most important qualifications a construction worker will need, it proves to your employer that you have undergone training and have been deemed competent in carrying out your job role safely. It shows that you have taken the required health and safety test and gives details of any other job specific qualification you have attained.
Why is a cscs card so important?
Without a cscs card it’s literally impossible for anyone to get a job within the construction industry in the UK. Almost all construction companies require a cscs card before they would even consider giving a job, this acts as the only proof that you’ve had the necessary training and with all the health and safety guidelines no company can afford to hire workers that are insufficiently trained.
Who needs a cscs card?
Every single person on a work site should have a valid cscs card. This includes site operatives, managers and supervisors; some people will have more privileges than others depending on the type of cscs card they hold for example a construction site operative will have less access to certain machinery than a site supervisor. Almost all worksites will also require their sub contractors to hold a valid cscs card or equivalent regardless of the nature of their work. Even regular site visitors who have no construction related skill or training should possess at least a yellow cscs card before they’re allowed to enter most building site.
How to get a cscs card?
There are quite a number of ways to get a cscs card, some people prefer to go through testing affiliates whereas some prefer to get their cscs card directly from the testing company. As stated on the cscs card website the quickest way to get a cscs card is to call 0344 9944 777, you will then be asked a few basic questions about yourself such as your current and previous job role and they will also inform you what necessary qualifications you require for your desired card type.
How much does a cscs card cost?
A cscs card cost just £30 inclusive of vat, while some companies stand the cost of the cscs training for their staff it’s generally the individual’s responsibility to stand their own cscs card cost. This cost does not include the cost for the Health, Safety and Environment Test that’s a separate £17.50.
Taking the cscs card test
Taking the cscs card test is no different from any test, you’re given a 45 minute limit to try and complete the test. The test consists of 50 questions multiple choice questions, 38 of these will be multiple choice knowledge questions and the remaining 12 are behavioural case study questions. You’ll need to score a total of 47 out of 50 to pass the test. The questions depend entirely on the type of cscs card you’re applying for. The test is done on a touch screen computer and you’re likely to be faced with a few what if scenarios especially for supervisors. The actual cscs test is quite similar to our mock test questions as they will test your knowledge on every topic.
Where can I take my CSCS Test?
The CSCS test cannot be taken online from home, you will need to find your closest approved testing centre.
What are the behavioural case study questions?
As of April 2012 the CITB Health Safety and Environment Test has added a new method of testing the reactions and behaviour of workers on a construction site, these 12 behavioural case study questions are meant to test your reaction and behaviour to certain safety critical situations as they unfold onsite. Here’s an example of what a behavioural case study question will look like.
Taking the CSCS Test in a different language
At present (2014) the main language for the cscs test is English.
Those taking the operatives test can have voice-overs in the following languages: Polish, Bulgarian, German, Hungarian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Lithuanian. If your language is not listed you should request an interpreter when booking your test.
For those taking the specialist test, their is no pre recorded voice overs available. Instead you can request an interpreter when booking your test.
For those taking the managers and professionals test, there will be no voice overs and no interpreter as these tests require a basic command of the english language.
How to pass the cscs test
The cscs test is a simple and straight forward test which most people should pass on their first attempt. There’s a 2 step process to passing your cscs test and I’m sure it comes as no surprise when I tell you all that’s needed to pass the cscs test is a bit of revision and a bit of practice. You can use the revision section of this website to get a better understanding of what’s covered in the cscs test and you can use the mock exam section to prepare and familiarize yourself with some of the commonly asked cscs test questions.
Choosing the right cscs study material
There are a number of cscs revision books on the market today, some people prefer to be more interactive and go for the training CDs where some prefer the old fashioned cscs test revision books. They both contain the same contents and references so the choice is yours. They both also contain examples of cscs mock test questions and answers.