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CCDO Card Explained





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How long is a CCDO card valid for?

There are six types of CCDO cards (Red, Green, Black, Gold and two Blue) and the length of validity is dependent on which card you hold.

The Green card and one of the blue cards are temporary and should be replaced with the relevant permanent card when you have the necessary qualifications. The other cards should be renewed every five years.

How long will it take to receive my CCDO card?

Once all paperwork (which includes your application form and proof of qualifications) has been submitted it and relevant fees paid it can take up to 30 days for your application to be processed and your card to arrive.

What should I do if I lose my CCDO card?

You should be able to get a replacement card fairly quickly. Make sure you contact the card issuer as soon as possible.

How do I renew my CCDO card?

Renewing a permanent card is the same process as applying for a new card. You will need to ensure all necessary qualifications and tests are up to date and complete a full application form.

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Different card types

Green (Demolition Labourer) CCDO card – This is a temporary card for those with little to no experience of demolition. Holders of this card have the minimum health and safety requirements and as such can only carry out very basic tasks on site. They should also only work under close supervision. Those with this type of card are usually at the beginning of their careers and working towards the qualifications needed for the other cards in this group.


Red CCDO Demolition, Reclamation and Refurbishment Operative

CCDO Demolition, Reclamation and Refurbishment OperativeImage Credit:NDTG

Years Experience: Minimum 1 year
Aimed at: Operatives with a basic understanding of the Demolition, Reclamation and Refurmbishment Industry
Valid For: 5 Years

Workers with this card can carry out general demolition duties working with experienced operatives. The operative would have demonstrated adequate knowledge of activities as per scheme guidelines in the CCDO Scheme Guidance Notes.

How Do I Obtain The Card?

Step 1: Application form CCDO/1 available from NFDC/NDTG
Step 2: Has attended a Demolition Specific ConstructionSkills Health, Safety & Environment Test within the last two years.
Step 3: Has attended a recent Asbestos Awareness/Demolition Safety Awareness Course, please note you have to taken the course within a year with taken with UKATA or NDTG approved Training Provider.

CCDO Card Cost

Cost per CCDO Assessment – Members – £170 + VAT, Non-Members – £230+VAT, plus £30+VAT Card Fee is applicable to all assessments.


Blue CCDO Demolition Experienced Worker (Topman)

CCDO Card Demolition Experienced WorkerImage Credit:NDTG

Years Experience: Minimum 2 Years
Aimed at: Operatives with a good depth of knowledge of the demolition industry.
Valid For: 3 Years Temporary Card Only

The experienced worker CCDO card allows workers to carry out all duties as outlined in the Demolition, Reclamation & Refurbishment Card. Workers are expected to have a greater technical understanding of the Demolition Industry.

How Do I Obtain The Card?

Step 1: Application form CCDO/1 available from NFDC/NDTG
Step 2:Has attended a Demolition ConstructionSkills Health, Safety & Environment Test.
Step 3: Has attended a recent Asbestos Awareness/Demolition Safety Awareness Course, please note you have to taken the course within a year with taken with UKATA or NDTG approved Training Provider.

CCDO Demolition Experienced Worker Card Cost

Cost per CCDO Assessment – Members – £170 + VAT, Non-Members – £230+VAT, plus £30+VAT Card Fee is applicable to all assessments.


Blue CCDO Demolition Operative (Topman)

CCDO Demolition Operative CardImage Credit:NDTG

Years Experience: Minimum 2 Years NVQ (QCF) Achieved
Aimed at: Operatives with a good depth of knowledge of the demolition industry.
Valid For: 5 Years

The experienced worker CCDO card allows workers to carry out all duties as outlined in the Demolition, Reclamation & Refurbishment Card. Workers are expected to have a greater technical understanding of the Demolition Industry and also would have achieved all units within the Demolition NVQ (QCF)- QUA829

How Do I Obtain The Card?

Step 1: Demolition Experienced Worker Card Holder (at Topman level)
Step 2: Achieved NVQ (QCF) Level 2 (QUA829)- including all optional units
Step 3: Has attended a recent Asbestos Awareness/Demolition Safety Awareness Course, please note you have to taken the course within a year with taken with UKATA or NDTG approved Training Provider.
Step 4: Has attended a Demolition ConstructionSkills Health, Safety & Environment Test.

CCDO Card Demolition Operative Cost

Cost for NVQ (QCF) Level 2.


Gold CCDO Demolition Supervisor

CCDO Card Demolition SupervisorImage Credit:NDTG

Years Experience: Minimum 5 Years
Aimed at: Key personnel with the knowledge & skills to supervise a demolition project
Valid For: 5 Years

This card is for those who are in charge of a demolition site on a daily basis. Workers are expected to have a greater technical understanding of the Demolition Industry and should have an in depth knowledge of the GE700 and the BS6187-2011.

How Do I Obtain The Card?

Step 1: Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years experience & meet the minimum entry criteria which can be found by visiting the relevant course tab. Application Form CCDO/4 available from NFDC/NDTG
Step 2: Achieved NVQ (QCF) Level 2 (QUA829)- including all optional units
Step 3: Has attended a recent Asbestos Awareness/Demolition Safety Awareness Course, please note you have to taken the course within a year with taken with UKATA or NDTG approved Training Provider.
Step 4: Has attended a Demolition ConstructionSkills Health, Safety & Environment Test.
Step 5: Candidate to attend the 5 Day Supervisor Course.
<em?Step 6: Achieves required standard during Demolition Supervisor distance learning course and Achieves NVQ (QCF) Level 4- Construction Site Supervision (Demolition).

CCDO Card Demolition Operative Cost

Member: £1200 + VAT
Non-Member: £1520 + VAT
Card Cost: £15


Black CCDO Demolition Manager

CCDO Card Demolition SupervisorImage Credit:NDTG

Years Experience: Minimum 5 Years
Aimed at: Key personnel who are actively involved in the site management & contracts management of a Demolition project
Valid For: Experienced Worker Card- 3 Years, Manager Card- 5 Years

Workers are actively involved in the management of a demolition project. The card is obtained through an intense training and assessment programme. The course consists of 5 interative training days. The final 2 sessions take place at the ACT-UK Simulation Centre in Coventry. Candidates will be industry assessed throughout the programme.

How Do I Obtain The Card?

Step 1: Candidate holds a minimum of 5 years experience in the Demolition Industry
Step 2: Application Form CCDO/4 available from NFDC/NDTG
Step 3: Has attended a ConstructionSkills Managerial & Professional (MAP) Health, Safety & Environement Test.
Step 4: CCDO Demolition Managers 5 Day Course & Assessment completed through NDTG. Required standard must be achieved on assessment
Step 5: Demolition Experienced Worker (Manager) Card issued- please note, the Experienced Worker Card is a temporary card only. This card must be qualified through the QCF Diploma in Construction Site Management (Demolition) within the 3 year life of the card.
<em?Step 6: Register & Achieve QCF Diploma in Construction Site Management (Demolition) within 3 year life of tempoary card

CCDO Card Demolition Operative Cost

Member: £1400 + VAT
Non-Member: £1890 + VAT
Card Cost: £15