CITB agrees sale of National Construction College Midlands

CITB agrees sale of National Construction College Midlands

The CITB has agreed to sell its Midlands National Construction College (NCC) to Walsall College on 30 November. The sale includes the land, buildings and business based at King's Norton in Birmingham. 17 CITB staff members are also being transferred over as employees of Walsall College. An experienced construction skills provider, Walsall College will look to further develop a comprehensive offer...

Recruitment drive re-launched for new construction assessors


A project to recruit and train 100 quality assessors for the construction industry in Scotland – which was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic – has been re-launched. The two-year project, driven by CITB and ESP, in partnership with 24 Scottish colleges, government agencies and private training providers, was originally unveiled back...

CITB Boss hands in resignation

Sarah Beale CITB

Sarah Beale, Chief Executive of CITB, has handed in her resignation which will come into effect from September 2021. She has served as CEO since January 2017, having previously held a range of senior leadership positions at the organisation over the past 16 years. Sarah, CITB’s first female CEO, led the training body through a major, transformation programme, Vision 2020. It...

CITB cuts Levy bills to help support sector’s skills-based recovery

CITB apprenticeship

CITB has today announced its plan to help employers recover from the impact of Coronavirus, including a substantial reduction in Levy bills. The CITB has published its Skills Stability Plan 2020-21 which protects apprenticeships and provides direct funding to employers to adopt new ways of working needed in the wake of Covid-19. The training board have announced that employers will continue...

CITB to Reopen and Resume Face to Face Training at NCCs

CITB apprenticeship

National Construction Colleges (NCCs) in England are set to reopen with face to face training in July. The CITB has today told ScaffMag it's reopening their construction colleges at Bircham Newton, Erith and Kings Norton in July to restart face to face training. The CITB said they have been carefully monitoring the evolving COVID-19 position and the information which is being...

CITB safety test cheats caught in police raids

Police raid CITB training centres

Three safety test workers have been arrested after being caught giving answers to candidates for cash. According to reports, the cheating was exposed by counter-fraud raids on test centres in Cheshire, Essex and London by the CITB, police and the Home Office. CITB audits found that staff was giving correct answers in exchange for money. A member of staff at the Cheshire...

Time to have your say on the future of the scaffolding industry, says trade body

Site Operating Procedures Withdrawn

The Scaffolding Association has made a plea to the industry, to participate fully in CITB consultation on National Occupational Standards and specific Training Standards. A leading trade body for the scaffolding sector, the Scaffolding Association is making a strong plea to its members and the wider industry, to fully participate in the CITB consultation on the review of the current...

CITB issues scaffolding training update

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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has issued an update on its scaffolding training reform progress. The CITB has highlighted its commitment to ensuring that the construction sector maintains access to a good supply of skilled scaffolders in the wake of the transfer of its training establishment to alternative training providers, as part of its reform programme, Vision 2020. CITB's reform...

Exclusive: Ambitious Partnership Replaces CITB


A new dynamic partnership between Waltham Forest Council and Dudley College of Technology will replace the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in National Construction College. This exciting Leyton combination also sees scaffolding training provider Simian teaming up with both the Dudley establishment and the council, to meet the demands of traditional trades. It will, of course, provide the high-quality tuition...

Union slams CITB over direct training exit


Unite has hit out at the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) handling of plans to scrap its training provision and make hundreds of people redundant. Unite, the UK's largest union has said the CITB has failed to consult with the industry over its controversial plans to stop direct training and reduce its workforce by nearly 900 over the next two...


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