For those with an appropriate skill set and a strong drive to work within the construction industry, there is a need to take and pass the CSCS test. The core skills you need to be able to have a successful construction career are many, but none more so than having the ability to envision something before it is actually there. After all, construction is all about building something completely from scratch.
Some construction careers, such as architects for example, are the people responsible for creating the plans that will define a structure. They must be able to see a building before they can put down the plans on paper. However, the CSCS card they may qualify for will be different to the CSCS card obtained by people in other construction careers, such as plumbers or electricians.
Plumbers, electricians and carpenters may only need know how to interpret building plans in relation to where their skills come in, such as power cable installation and plumbing infrastructure placements. This is why there are different types of CSCS cards that you can train for.