CITB Grants Scheme 2018-2019

Essential Site Skills are an Approved Training Organisation (ATO)

For employers wanting to claim grant support against their training they must use a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO).

New Grants Scheme from 1 April 2018

From 1 April 2018, our Grants Scheme will be changing what it supports, simplifying its processes, and over time provide greater support to help industry deal with skills gaps and shortages.

What is a CITB Approved Training Organisation?

A CITB ATO is an organisation which provides construction training courses and qualifications to a defined and industry-agreed training standard. An ATO could be, for example a commercial training provider, a construction employer’s in-house training department, or an educational establishment. To become an ATO, the organisation will have successfully completed CITB’s approval process.

Changes to the CITB's Grants Scheme from 1 April 2018

CITB’s new Grants Scheme comes into effect from 1 April 2018. In the first phase, the new Scheme will make claiming grants for construction training and qualifications easier. It will also support standardised training that can be transferred as a worker progresses within the industry.

Over time, the Scheme aims to provide more effective support to help the British construction industry address skills gaps and shortages.