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

CITB NCCs set to reopen in July

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 NCCs set to reopen in July

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Site Operating Procedures Withdrawn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...

CITB launches new Training Model


A transformative new system to access training and grant from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has been launched. The new Training Model and Grants Scheme is a central feature of CITB’s Vision 2020 programme, delivered on time and on budget as the training body becomes more responsive and accountable to the industry it serves. The Training Model is broken down...

Bid to keep jobs at Bircham Newton


Talks to take place next month to find a way to keep jobs and construction training at the facility. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is sitting down with local politicians and industry bosses in Norfolk next month to discuss the future of its Bircham Newton training centre. The meeting will predominantly focus on saving jobs at the site and will...

Bircham Newton to Close After Major CITB Shake-Up


'An end of an era', Bircham Newton Construction College is set to close by 2019. The 50-year-old Bircham Newton base in Norfolk has been the must go-to training college for thousands of scaffolders over the years. Sources say the CITB management called a meeting and broke the news to staff yesterday. The news comes after the CITB training body laid out plans to...


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