Archive for the ‘CITB’ category

CPCS could be bought out by consortium

23 October 2016 - CITB - admin - 4 Comments

Rumours about the offloading of CPCS from the CITB to a privately run consortium have emerged after a review industry’s plant skills card scheme. The CITB own CPCS as a non for profit scheme for the plant industry training, it seems that this could be off loaded to new stakeholders who have not yet been revealed. […]

CITB distribute new £442,268 of funding of SME’s

14 July 2016 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on CITB distribute new £442,268 of funding of SME’s

The fund, which is part of CITB’s Flexible Fund, grants up to £5000 for levy payers with fewer than 50 employees, to provide skills and training to their workforce. To date, 104 successful applicants have received £442,268 in funding. This round, all 60 small and micro construction firms, who were eligible for funding had their […]

CSCS cards provide smart way to reduce vibration damage

10 June 2016 - CITB, CSCS cards - admin - Comments Off on CSCS cards provide smart way to reduce vibration damage

Following a report from the HSE* saying that construction has higher rates of vibration white finger and carpal tunnel syndrome than any other sector, employers across the industry are looking at ways to tackle the ill effects of working with vibrating equipment on construction sites. Reactec has enhanced its software so that CSCS cards can […]

Parents urged to encourage construction careers

30 May 2016 - Apprenticeships, CITB - admin - Comments Off on Parents urged to encourage construction careers

Parents have been urged to promote careers in the house-building industry to their children, with research pointing to great opportunities for progression. Past CITB studies have shown that 38% of people who embark on house-building apprenticeships reach managerial level, while seven in 10 entering the construction industry stay there until they retire. However, new polling […]

CITB launches new standard qualifications for plasterers and bricklayers

18 May 2016 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on CITB launches new standard qualifications for plasterers and bricklayers

Construction employers have come together to design a new apprenticeship standard aimed at ensuring the next generation of workers have the skills they need to succeed. The standard for plastering has been approved as part of the trailblazer initiative, which was set up to encourage business leaders to join forces to improve on-the-job training. It […]

Full CITB Levy and grant information

25 April 2016 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on Full CITB Levy and grant information

CITB collects levy funds from construction employers and reinvests the money in the industry to help training and skills development. How levy money is used Funding for employers to train, qualify and upskill staff is the main support we provide with the levy money. Other services we provide employers include: Apprenticeship funding and support. Card […]

Judge rules in favour of CITB levy

19 April 2016 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on Judge rules in favour of CITB levy

A judicial review into the CITB industry training levy has turned down calls for sweeping reforms of the system. The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and CITB have this week won a Judicial Review. The Judicial Review was taken against BIS, with CITB named as an interested party, by Hudsons Contract Services Ltd. […]

Construction firms urged to apply to CITB for training grants

18 April 2016 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on Construction firms urged to apply to CITB for training grants

Firms that have developed projects to provide construction workers with skills and training are being urged to apply for funding from CITB. CITB will be accepting applications for the next Flexible Funding opportunity from April 19, which offers funding for construction skills and training projects that last up to 18 months and are not already […]

Who owns CITB, CSCS and CPCS ?

18 March 2016 - CITB, CPCS, CSCS cards - admin - 2 Comments

We have written on and reported on a number of articles involving the CITB ,CSCS and CPCS all of which have highlighted the issues with fake CSCS cards and corrupt test centers but the question we get asked the most is what is the relation between CITB and CSCS/CPCS and who owns them. The first thing […]

CPCS cheat sheets offered online for £10

17 March 2016 - CITB, CPCS - admin - Comments Off on CPCS cheat sheets offered online for £10

    The Construction Plant Competence Scheme or CPCS has had a rough time of it lately and now it has even bigger worries, with cheat sheets being sold online with the answers to many of the CPCS tests, an insider said: “The whole  system has been compromised” with a Romanian website offering  the answers […]