CITB Skills and Training Fund

The CITB Skills and Training Fund is an incentive aimed at small employers (less than 100 employees) to encourage them to train employees using construction industry training board courses, which align with the CITB grant scheme and any other related construction courses and NVQs. The funding is also available for training interventions in management & leadership.

Applications for the funding are now open and will remain open until March 2019. Read on to find out how to apply and who is eligible. 


What is the CITB Skills and Training Fund?

CITB provide funding to train people in skills which will benefit the entire construction sector. Skills are focussed on which the industry will need more of in the future. 


Apply For CITB Skills and Training Funding

Full details on how to apply and guidance notes can be accessed here. It is highly recommended to follow the guidance notes to guide you through each stage of the application. CITB has six priorities for the funding: 


  • Reducing skills gaps
  • Reducing skills shortages
  • Increase access to the right training
  • Increase the appeal of working in construction
  • Increase training expenditure
  • Increase the added value per employee


How Can We Help?

Essential Site Skills Ltd (ESS) can provide training and grant cost breakdowns for you to include in your application.  We are also here to offer support if you need any advice when completing your application.

Call 0115 8970 529 or email training@essentialsiteskills.com


Who Can Apply For Funded Construction Industry Training Board Courses? 

CITB-registered employers with up to 99 PAYE staff can apply for the funding. You can reapply for the funding once every 12 months. 


How Much Can I Apply For?

The amount of funding you can apply for depends on the number of employees you have: 


  • Up to £5,000 for levy-registered employers up to 49 employees
  • Up to £7,500 for levy-registered employers up to 74 employees
  • Up to £10,000 for levy-registered employers up to 99 employees


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