We are no longer issuing CSCS cards on completion of the BS EN16005 alone. It is now a requirement for ADIA members to complete an NVQ in addition to the BS EN16005 to obtain a CSCS card from the ADIA which is why we have decided to become an NVQ centre! You can read more about that here.

Engineers will now have to complete the following to get an ADIA BSEN16005 CSCS Card:

  • ADIA BS EN16005 course and exam accredited by City & Guilds;
  • CITB Health & Safety test OR ADIA H&S TEST; and,
  • Level 2 NVQ in Door, Gate and Shutter Systems (Repair) OR
  • Level 2 NVQ in Door, Gate and Shutter Systems (Installation)

If you do not have an NVQ you will receive an ADIA Engineer card displaying your City & Guilds information only. 

We would like to emphasise that the CSCS card is incredibly important to your business and that this change is not negative. This is a step towards making the industry safer and if other bodies feel this what is required to ensure those who get on site are trained to their maximum capability, we are willing to assist in making this so.


If you have already got an ADIA CSCS card, you will only be required to sit our Online Refresher course every four years. 

If you require a CSCS card before we launch our NVQ, you can complete this Trainee Card form which is valid for one year. Within that time you must complete all the above to receive a full Technician’s card.

Details on the NVQ and how to obtain one can be found here

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