Scottish Construction Operatives Registration Executive (SCORE) is an accreditation scheme for proof of competence within the construction industry.

SCORE cards promote the creation of a more qualified workforce by raising the standards of workmanship and Health and Safety (H&S) practice across the industry.

Operatives must have gained a SVQ or NVQ Level 3 (or Level 2 where appropriate) and completed an indentured apprenticeship or be an experienced worker as well as pass a one-day Health and Safety test to qualify for the appropriate type of SCORE card.

It covers more than 100 trades, including painting and decorating and is used for photo identification, site access and lists on the reverse of the card the operative’s skill level and Health & Safety training.

For the operative, the SCORE card is a mark of quality that helps to secure work.

For the employer, registered SCORE cardholders are a quality workforce up-to-date with legislation, therefore protecting the company’s image and reputation.

SDF-LogoThe Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) provides the administration for SCORE with Ian Rogers as Chief Executive. It was established in the mid 1990s and has more than 7,000 cardholders.