Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

The Construction Industry Scheme: A Practical Guide


It is crucial that businesses that operate within the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) that pay contractors and subcontractors for construction work are complying with their legal responsibilities. The Construction Industry Scheme: A Practical Guide, provides a full introduction to the CIS, the tax deduction process and explores a wide range of work contracts in detail. 

This comprehensive guide will walk you through the critical areas of CIS such as legislation of the scheme, registering for the scheme, record keeping and tax returns. This online certification is designed to help learners familiarise with the administration of the CIS and how to deal with issues that may arise when managing contractors and self-employed workers. This course has no entry requirements or restrictions and is open to all.

Highlights  of The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS):

  • Get a full overview of the construction industry and construction operations
  • Gain a solid understanding of the types of work covered by the Construction Industry Scheme 
  • Learn about the different types of businesses that are covered by the scheme
  • Develop your understanding of contractors & subcontractors and their responsibilities
  • Understand how payments are made to contractors and subcontractors
  • Ensure that your business is operating within the Construction Industry Scheme
  • Have a solid understanding of how to make deductions from subcontractors & make a payment to HMRC
  • Learn what records need to be kept and for how long they need to be kept

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Who is This Course for?

This course is suitable for self-employed subcontractors and contractors who work in the construction industry. It is designed for those who want to gain a better understanding of the tax deduction system and the legislation surrounding the CIS.

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

This course is designed to give an overview of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and is ideal for contractors who are new to their role and wish to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to understand the process of paying subcontractors. This course concerns the following careers:

  • Construction contractors
  • Self-employed subcontractors
  • Site Manager

Course Curriculum

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
Module 01: Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) 00:30:00
Module 02: Coverage of the Scheme 00:35:00
Module 03: Contractors and Registration for the Scheme 00:30:00
Module 04: Verification Process 00:30:00
Module 05: The CIS Returns 00:20:00
Module 06: Record Keeping and CIS Certificates 00:30:00
Module 07: Penalties Involved in CIS 00:25:00
Module 08: Miscellaneous Information 01:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) 00:20:00

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