CSCS – Construction Skills Certification Scheme – A Wales Novus Event

18 Oct
Thursday 18th October 2012
6.30pm – 8pm
The Village Hotel, Cardiff, CF14 7EF

Speaker: Gordon Jenkins, Director of Operations

The Scheme keeps a database of those working in construction that achieve, or can demonstrate they have already attained an agreed level of occupational competence. Successful applicants are issued with a card giving them a means of identification and proof of their achievements. Cards are increasingly demanded as evidence of occupational competence by contractors, public and private clients and others, and today there are over 1.7 million cards in circulation.

There is a range of CSCS cards. Deciding which is the right one for you will depend on the type of work you do, how experienced you are and your qualifications or membership of professional bodies.

Why should I attend?
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) continuing professional development (CPD) workshops are practical, interactive training events that aim to develop attendees’ capabilities in a specific area. They are designed to increase participants’ value to their companies, progress their careers and increase opportunities.

What will I achieve?
The workshops have set objectives that enable attendees to take away new skills and knowledge, which they can then apply in their professional capacity. Training is supported by comprehensive notes to aid dissemination.

What can I expect?
The events usually focus on one topic. Typical subject areas include effective management, communication and presentation skills, finance and procurement, strategic planning or health and safety. CPD workshops encourage active participation through a stimulating mix of panel discussions, group exercises, breakout sessions and presentations. The workshops take an informal approach and delegate numbers are kept low to promote discussion and participation. They also provide an excellent networking opportunity. They are led by CIOB members or external speakers from leading companies and organisations. Workshops usually range from one to two days in length.

Who should attend?
CIOB CPD events are open to members and non-members who want to refresh, improve or gain skills and knowledge that are necessary to develop their careers. Previous delegates have ranged from senior management to graduate trainees .

Other Information:

Gordon Jenkins, Director of Operations will talk you through the scheme and how it applies to CIOB members, the talk will focus on vocational competences and qualifications.

Contact person:  Vicky Coxon  – 0845 0706141
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