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CITB to fund over a hundred new on-site training assessors

CITB NEWS… he Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced it will fund a new £600,000 programme to help hundreds of people to become qualified on-site training assessors. The Assessor Infrastructure project is designed to increase the number of on-site training assessors available across Great Britain. This in turn will increase the number of construction… Read more »

CITB Apprenticeships overhauls teaching methods to boost completion rates

CITB NEWS… CITB Apprenticeships is radically changing the way it teaches maths and English across the Great Britain to reduce the number of apprentices who either drop out or fail their courses. Apprentices who have not attained the minimum standards in maths and English whilst in school must undertake additional qualifications in these subjects as… Read more »

Record numbers starting construction apprenticeships

CITB NEWS … Construction apprenticeship starts are at a record high, according to figures released by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) during National Apprenticeship Week (6-10 March). Almost 25,000 people started a construction apprenticeship in 2015/16 across England, Scotland and Wales. This represents a 25% increase in the past two years as apprentice starts… Read more »

Seven jailed following three CITB fraud investigations

CITB NEWS… It’s been a busy winter for the CITB Fraud Team in the fight against illegal activities in the construction industry. Fraud Investigator Ian Sidney has assisted in multiple police cases which have led to prison terms for fraudsters. Here’s the latest. Five jailed for running ‘forgery factory’ Five men were jailed for a… Read more »

CITB launches biggest-ever Levy consultation

CITB NEWS… The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is embarking on the biggest consultation the organisation has ever undertaken, with all in-scope employers being asked to give their views on the Levy proposal for 2018. The Levy is designed to be fair to all employers, and generate enough funding for developing the skills that the… Read more »

Your chance to go behind the scenes of Britain’s buildings

CITB NEWS… People interested in finding out more about a career in construction can now book to visit a site near them as part of this year’s Open Doors, which takes place from Monday 27 March to Saturday 1 April 2017. Open Doors sees contractors open live construction sites and offices to the public to go… Read more »

CITB unveils Levy proposal to fund new offer to industry

CITB NEWS… CITB is to begin its consultation with industry on a new Levy offer which would see an across the board reduction in the Levy for all firms to fund a new more relevant offer for industry and a reformed grants scheme. The proposal would see the PAYE Levy on the direct workforce cut… Read more »

CPCS development plans for 2017

CITB NEWS… CITB and the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Management Committee have announced plans for reviewing and updating the scheme in 2017. CPCS provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in plant operations by recognising skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications. Since being launched in 2003, CPCS has been… Read more »

CITB’s highlights of 2016

CITB NEWS… The last 12 months has seen a big increase in funding for SME applicants; major policy achievements and parliamentary events; thought-provoking research and significant campaigns and awards. In Scotland highlights included “Think Differently”, an innovative programme to help unemployed people with disabilities into work, while in Wales Estyn – Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for… Read more »