Local CITB Engagement Advisor, James Thomas, spoke to the NAS about how NAS Members can benefit from contacting their Local CITB advisor. As of October 2020, James is the Local Advisor for London-based CITB registered employers.

CITB Customer Engagement Advisors work in a designated area and is responsible for engaging with employers, employer groups, training providers, local decision makers, stakeholders and partners to deliver CITB’s strategic and business plans.

NAS Members should visit https://www.citb.co.uk/about-citb/contact-citb/ 
and scroll down to “Getting in Touch” – Then select ‘Contact a Local CITB Advisor”

Each regional Training Group has a Group Training Officer.  Members can also contact their local CITB Engagement Advisor for advice and guidance.

Skills and Training fund for small and micro-sized construction businesses

You can apply if:

  • you are a CITB-registered employer
  • you have less than 100 directly employed staff on the payroll
  • any previous project paid for by the Skills and Training fund has been signed off as complete.

You can apply for funding once every 12 months. The link with full details is shown below:

https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/skills-and-training-fund/skills-and-training-fund-for-small-and-micro-sized-businesses/

CITB-registered employers can apply for funding related to how many direct employees they have:

  • Employers with 1 to 49 directly employed staff can receive up to £5000.
  • Employers with 50 to 74 directly employed staff can receive up to £7500.
  • Employers with 75 to 99 directly employed staff can receive up to £10000.

 

Skills and Training fund for medium-sized construction businesses

You can apply if:

  • you are a CITB-registered employer
  • you have between 100 and 250 directly-employed staff on the payroll
  • any previous project paid for by the Skills and Training fund has been signed off as complete.

You can apply for funding once every 12 months.

Level of funding you can apply for

  • Employers with between 100 and 149 directly-employed staff can receive up to £15,000.
  • Employers with between 150 and 199 directly-employed staff can receive up to £20,000.
  • Employers with between 200 and 250 directly-employed staff can receive up to £25,000.

For full details here is the link:

https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/skills-and-training-fund/skills-and-training-fund-for-medium-sized-construction-businesses/

Please see link below for information on the various grants available:

https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/

We also have a search  engine for Short course standards and grant rate which is here:

https://www.citb.co.uk/standards-and-delivering-training/training-standards/short-training-standards-search/

CITB have also recently amended the way in which they support the recruitment and retention of apprentices.  In addition to the grant support (available via https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/apprenticeship-grants/ ) CITB will be actively looking to support employers to recruit and retain apprentices.  CITB will also support and guide employers on the transfer to Apprenticeship Standards and the Apprenticeship Service accounts, which will be the sole way that apprenticeship funding can be accessed from 1st April 2021.

 

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