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StoneTrain was formed to provide training for the natural stone industry and in particular for Stone Federation Great Britain members.

It is run for the industry, by the industry.

Why Train?

Why Train?

In today's business environment success means providing quality products and services at prices the customer is prepared to pay.  Developing and maintaining a reputation for quality and value involves keeping up with new materials, tools and techniques in order to stay ahead of your competitors.  To do that, you need skilled and motivated people who are proactive, know the job thoroughly and understand your business priorities. more...

Courses

Courses

What is StoneTrain and what can StoneTrain do for you?

In today's business environment success means providing quality products and services at prices the customer is prepared to pay.  Developing and maintaining a reputation for quality and value involves keeping up with new legislation, materials, tools and techniques in order to stay ahead of your competitors.  To do that, you need skilled and motivated people who are proactive, know the job thoroughly and understand your business priorities. more...

Grants

Grants

The Impact of Skills Cards

The Impact of Skills Cards on the Stone Sector

CSCS or the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme Card was set up to help the construction industry
improve quality and reduce accidents. Over 1.5 million people now possess one. more...

Natural Stone Industry Training Group

Natural Stone Industry Training Group

Career in the Stone Industry?

Are you looking for a Career in the Stone Industry?

The natural stone industry offers everyone a wide and varied range of skills. Whether you like working as part of a team or alone, inside or outside, whether you are academic or prefer working with your hands, whether you are just starting out or you are looking for a career change, stone can offer you an interesting choice of careers. more...

Partners & Accreditation

Partners & Accreditation

Stone Federation Great Britain is the official trade association for the natural stone industry.  The Federation co-ordinates all aspects of the industry and provides specifiers and users with a first point of contact for information, advice and guidance in sourcing appropriate materials and a reliable service. more...

Free On-line training

Free On-line training

This online training facility is currently open to members of Stone Federation only.  If you are a member please click here for log in details.

As part of its commitment to raising skills in the natural stone industry, Stone Federation GB is pleased to invite you to participate in its free on-line management training courses. more...



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Blog

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Contact us

Contact us

For any information and advice on issues involving training in stone including careers advice and sourcing courses please click here.

Personal Profiles

Personal Profiles

StoneTrain is managed for Stone Federation GB by the combined resources of two consultant agencies with extensive experience in the natural stone industry both as accredited trainers and assessors, in the wider world of construction and also in premium brand sales, marketing and training. more...

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CSCS Cards in detail

Red TRAINEE CARD:
Available to those registered on a Specialist Apprentice Programme

You will qualify for this card if you are a trainee, and registered for an NVQ or SVQ (or Construction Award) but have not yet achieved Level 2 or 3 and have met current CSCS health and safety requirements.

Red EXPERIENCED WORKER CARD:
Available to those registered on a Specialist Apprentice Programme

This card is available to everyone with on the job experience (normally at least one year in the last three), but who missed the industry accreditation opportunity. To qualify for a card you need to pass the health and safety test. The card is valid for one year and is non-renewable The card is issued on a temporary basis, while an NVQ or SVQ is being achieved.

Blue SKILLED WORKER CARD:
Available to those who complete an Level 2 NVQ

You may qualify for a blue skilled card if you have achieved an NVQ or SVQ Level 2, or if you have completed an employer sponsored apprenticeship which included the achievement of a City and Guilds of London Institute Craft Certificate. If you do not have these qualifications, you may apply for a skilled card if you are experienced in your job. All applicants must pass the ConstructionSkills health and safety test.

Gold HERITAGE CARD:
Available to those who complete the Level 3 Heritage NVQ

You may qualify for a gold skilled card if you have achieved an NVQ or SVQ Level 3. If you do not have these qualifications, you may apply for a skilled card if you are experienced in your job, see Experienced Worker Card for more information. All applicants must pass the ConstructionSkills health and safety test.

Gold SUPERVISORS CARD: Available to those who complete the Level 3 in Supervision
The gold card is available for supervisor and technician occupations. Achievement of an NVQ or SVQ Level 3 in a relevant occupation is required. For those who do not have an NVQ or SVQ Level 3, application is by the experienced manager card. All applicants must pass the supervisor level ConstructionSkills health and safety test.

Black MANAGERS CARD: Available to those who complete the Level 6 NVQ Course
The black card is available for manager occupations. Achievement of an NVQ or SVQ Level 4 or 5 in a relevant occupation is required to apply for this CSCS card. For those who do not have an NVQ or SVQ Level 4 or 5 application is by the experienced manager card. All applicants must pass the Managerial and Professional (known as MAP) ConstructionSkills health and safety test.