iLearn CSCS

Duration Age Group Study Cost Available Locations
3 WEEKS ADULT PART TIME DAY FREE* Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon, Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Cost Available Locations
3 WEEKS ADULT PART TIME DAY FREE* Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon, Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus


A three-week classroom based training programme that combines our iPrep course (skills for work) with the training and revision required to pass the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme card (CSCS). Those holding a valid CSCS card can prove they have all the necessary training and qualifications to work on construction sites and carry out the work required of them.

Applications, information, advice and guidance

If you have any questions about the course our Employability Advisors will be happy to talk to you and give advice if required. They can be contacted on 01702 220409 Monday to Thursday 08.30 – 16.30 or at Monday to Friday 08.30 – 16.30

Entry Requirements

We regret that we cannot provide iLearn courses for free to individuals who reside in the following combined authorities: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, North of Tyne, South Yorkshire, Tees Valley, West Midlands, West Yorkshire and West of England.

English Assessment

On the first day of your course you will be required to take a basic English assessment. The assessment is necessary for funding purposes, to ensure that you can cope with the written demands of the course and to make sure awarding body entry criteria is met. If you do not pass the English assessment we will refer you to our English department who may be able to offer you funded lessons to help develop your English.

Mandatory attendance

Gaining the amount of qualifications on offer requires dedication and commitment. This means attendance at all classroom sessions and completion of written coursework is compulsory.

Lateness or requests to leave early may result in your place on the course being withdrawn.

Coursework & homework

There will be written coursework that forms part of your training programme, some of which will need to be completed at home outside of classroom teaching hours. It is recommended that you set aside 1 – 3 hours per night to ensure you meet the course deadlines.

Candidate identification requirements

Candidates must provide one of the following forms of identification:

  • Valid passport (any nationality)
  • Signed UK photocard driving licence
  • UK biometric residence permit card
  • Birth certificate (BUT, if a birth certificate is presented as proof of identification, an additional form of identification such as a signed bank card, utility bill or a letter issued by a government department must also be provided).

Course Structure

This course gives participants the opportunity to achieve the following industry-recognised qualifications:

  • Award in Health & Safety in Construction
  • Award in Substance Misuse
  • Award in Emergency First Aid
  • Highfield Certificate in Personal Development for Employability
  • OCN Award in Personal & Interpersonal Conflict
  • Skillsfirst Certificate in Ways to Maintain Mental Well-Being at Work
  • Award in Progression
  • Skillsfirst Award in Equality & Diversity
  • Skillsfirst Award in Customer Service
  • Highfield Award in Conflict Management

Assessment & Feedback

Three weeks in total delivered as follows:

Weeks 1 and 2 will be Monday to Thursday 10:00 – 15:00. These weeks are on offer at Southend, Basildon or Thurrock (addresses below)

Week 3 will be Monday to Thursday 10.00 – 17.00 at Southend City College.

The CSC test will take place at Thurrock College on successful completion of all elements of the course

Venue addresses

  • Southend City College
    Luker Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1ND
  • Basildon College
    College Way, Basildon, SS14 1GP
  • Thurrock College
    High Street, Grays, RM17 6TF

Course Cost

Adult, part_time_day: FREE

This course is FREE to those who were over 19 on 31/08/2023, are unemployed, resident in England and in receipt of Universal Credit or similar benefits.

It is also FREE to those who were over the age of 19 on 31/08/2023 and are working and earning under £20,319 per year (£23,302.50 in the Greater London Authority).

What Next...

CSCS cards are required to gain entry to building sites therefore you will need this card for general construction roles.