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  For the Plumbing Industry in Scotland and Northern Ireland
  Registration & Grading

 

 

Why Register with the SNIJIB?

The SNIJIB is the only provider in Scotland and Northern Ireland of Plumber CSCS cards. Being registered and graded with the SNIJIB:

   - Is proof that you are an industry recognised tradesman. A valid    SNIJIB/CSCS card is proof of your skills, qualification and of passing an industry recognised health and safety test

   - Enables you to apply for health and safety tests, health and safety study manuals, CSCS grade cards, upgrades, and other services from the SNIJIB.

   - Means you will be reminded when your SNIJIB CSCS card is due to expire.

CSCS Grade Cards:

We use a standard card design which can be recognised and used UK wide.

  

5 Steps to Renewing your SNIJIB CSCS Grade Card:

1. Pass a health and safety test & submit score report/ certificate

2. Send us a passport style photograph

3. Submit Grading Application Form

4. Pay relevant fee

5. Wait for your new SNIJIB CSCS card (4-6 weeks)

Qualifications:

Operatives should provide the correct qualifications and evidence when applying for SNIJIB CSCS grade cards. Please see our Registration & Grading Definitions for specific requirements.

Upgrading:

Operatives may wish to upgrade their current registered grade with the SNIJIB.

Upgrading may enable operatives to apply for SNIPEF schemes courses or be eligible for a higher rate of pay from employers.

5 Steps to upgrade your current SNIJIB CSCS card:

1. Check to see if you meet the criteria in Registration & Grading Definitions

2. Provide the Upgrade Application Form from your employer (*)

3. Provide a passport style photograph

4. Provide proof of a valid CSCS/ sit a health and safety test

5. Pay relevant upgrade fee

Your SNIJIB CSCS card will follow within 6 weeks.

(*) Please note: If you do not have an employer, you can provide the upgrade form from a company you carry out sub-contracting work for.

First Time Grading:

If you haven’t yet been registered and received a CSCS grade card with the SNIJIB, this would qualify as a First Time Grading.

This means we will need to see proof of your skills/ experience via copies of your qualifications, apprenticeship and/or letters of reference from employers.

5 Steps to First Time Grading:

1. Check to see if you meet grading criteria in Registration & Grading Definitions

2. Provide proof of a valid CSCS/ sit a health and safety test

3. Provide copies of any relevant qualifications/ apprenticeship papers

4. Provide a passport style photograph

5. Pay First time grading fee

Your SNIJIB CSCS card will follow within 6 weeks.

Fees:

SNIPEF or Unite Member

Affiliate Member

Non Member

Grade Card Renewal

£55

£61

£74

Fast Track Grade Card Renewal

£101

£101

£101

Replacement Card

£25

£29

£35

Apprentice Registration

£69

£129

£188

Apprentice Re-registration

£40

£70

£100

Upgrade

£36

£39

£46

First Time Registration & Grading

£73

£97

£141


Apprentice Registration:

Apprentice registration fee will cover the SNIJIB apprentice registration, SNIJIB Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship and issue of an individual’s first SNIJIB CSCS/CSR Plumber Registration and Grading Card.

Apprentice Registration (Scotland)

Where the apprentice is funded through SNIPEF Training Services Ltd in Scotland, the charge of Apprentice Registration will be paid by SNIPEF Training Services Ltd.

Apprentice Re-registration (Scotland)

Where the apprentice is funded through SNIPEF Training Services Ltd in Scotland, the charge of Apprentice Re-registration will be paid by SNIPEF Training Services Ltd, if they are still to achieve their Modern Apprenticeship.

Apprentice Registration (Ireland)

In Northern Ireland employers can apply for a £25 CITB (NI) grant when the first CSCS SNIJIB plumber card is obtained at the completion of the 4 year period of apprenticeship.

Other Fees:

Item

Price

Copies of qualifications/ certificates

£36

Email confirmation of details/ grading

£25

Annual Affiliation Membership

£165

Health and Safety Re-sit

£25

Health and Safety Study Manual

£12

 

Foreign Qualifications:

We can only accept foreign qualifications that have been translated by NARIC to the Scottish/ UK equivalent.

You can have qualifications translated by contacting NARIC on 0871 3307033 (NARIC charge you for this service).

The SNIJIB will review your request for grading when in receipt of:

  • Grading Application Form
  • Proof of 4 years employment as an apprentice
  • Copies of the equivalent qualification the Modern apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing SVQ/NVQ level 3

 

Opening Hours:

8am - 4pm (3:30pm Fri)

Email:

info@snijib.org

Call:

0131 524 1225

PDFs:

Registration & Grading Definitions

Grading Application Form

Plumbing Related Occupation List

Plumbing Related Occupation Form

Upgrade Application Form

Supervisor/ Manager Application Form

Issued Cards:

- Apprentice

- Plumber

- Advanced Plumber

- Technician Plumber

- Heating Fitter

- Gas Service Fitter

- Mechanical Pipe Fitter

- Plumbing Related   

  Occupation

- Site Visitor

- General Operative

- Labourer

- Supervisor

- Manager

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CSCS

NARIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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