CITB Skills and Training Funding2020-05-21T21:12:02+01:00

You could be entitled to CITB Funding!

Are you aware that you could qualify to access up to £10,000 of CITB funding to invest into training and development?

CITB Skills and Training Fund

The CITB Skills and Training Fund is an incentive aimed at micro and small construction companies (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 fund is open from 1 April 2019 to the 29 March 2020. You can submit an application at any time during this period.

Read on to find out how to apply and who is eligible.

What is the CITB Skills and Training Fund?

CITB Skills and Training provides funding for micro and small construction companies, to provide assistance with developing a stronger skills base. Specifically the fund provides an enhanced incentive for CITB Grant eligible training.

How we can help?

At GEM Safety, we can help to secure funding, help to build your training plan, put together your training project and deliver your training. For more details contact our Funding Manager Alice Brooksbank on alice@gemsafety.co.uk at our Bradford office on (01274) 752777.

Who can apply for the CITB Skills and Training Fund?

To be eligible for funding you must be a CITB registered employer with 99 or fewer directly employed staff on your payroll. You must be a Levy payer or Levy exempt as an employer. You can apply for 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:

  • Employers with 1 to 49 directly employed staff can receive up to £5,000!
  • Employers with 50 to 74 directly employed staff can receive up to £7,500!
  • Employers with 75 to 99 directly employed staff can receive up to £10,000!

For more details contact our Operations Manager, Alice Brooksbank on alice@gemsafety.co.uk at our Bradford office on (01274) 752777.

COVID-19 Update

We are pleased to announce we reopened GEM Safety on Monday 1st June 2020 following our temporary closure due to the government restrictions that had been put in place. Our CSCS test centre is now available for bookings and our public training courses are starting from Wednesday 10th June 2020 onwards, all taking place at our COVID secure Halifax centre.

We want to reassure all delegates of our public courses, before attending, that we are taking extra steps to ensure the protection of yourself and others to maintain high standards concerning hygiene through this time. The health and well-being of our delegates and dedicated team will be a priority, which is why our upcoming public courses will be run in a COVID-19 secure venue with hand sanitisation stations, reduced attendee numbers and social distancing measures in place. We want to reassure all delegates before attending, that we are taking extra steps to ensure the protection of attendees on our courses to maintain high standards concerning hygiene through this time. We have always maintained the highest standards of cleanliness with all our training equipment and venues, but in addition to our usual hygiene processes, we are now limiting CSCS tests to 4 delegates per 1 hour slot. This is to ensure social distance between each delegate completing the tests. All computer equipment is disinfected after use and hand sanitisers are readily available at GEM Safety Ltd. We also recommend that attendees follow the Public Health England guidance when attending our courses which is included in our events listings. We look forward to seeing you on our upcoming Safety courses and CSCS tests!

We look forward to seeing you on our upcoming Safety courses and CSCS tests!