5 April 2018

CITB implement a new Grants Scheme

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) launched its new Grants Scheme on 1 April 2018, which is supported by a new Construction Training Directory and Construction Training Register. These are collectively known as the new ‘Training Model’.

The new Training Model will be phased in over the coming months and is designed so Employers will find it quicker and easier to book training with a recognised provider, claim grant and check records of the training and qualifications that individuals have achieved.

Key changes to the scheme include:

  • Grants are focussed on training and qualifications that deliver the construction skills the industry needs
  • Grants are only available for those occupations that are within CITB’s scope order
  • Grants are only available for training, qualifications and apprenticeships where the relevant standard has been recognised by CITB. However, there is a transition period so that existing short duration training can still be funded whilst new standards are developed and agreed
  • Training can now be accessed through the online Construction Training Directory with providers that are registered as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO).

The previous Grants Scheme finished on 31 March 2018 and all grant claims for training completed before this date must be submitted by 30 June 2018.

Build UK has produced guidance on what you need to know for the new Grant Scheme, containing all of the key changes. Further information can also be found on the CITB website.