We are aware the cost of training to obtain a qualification can be an issue for many people seeking to enter the industry, or already employed and wishing to upskill.
The CITB Levy and Grant System
Grants are available to employers who pay the construction industry training levy, and these grants are used to support training the workforce.
If you are an employee, ask your employer if they are registered with CITB and, if so, whether they can claim a grant for your training.
Please note: Small employers and the self-employed that don’t need to pay the levy may also be able to apply for a grant. You must meet the requirements as set out by the CITB and register your company with the CITB before making an application.
Further details can be found on CITB’s website http://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grant-and-funding/
There are also the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) that may have access to funding in your area. LEPs are voluntary partnerships between local authorities and businesses set up to promote economic growth and job creation within the local area. Further details on LEPS can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/policies/local-enterprise-partnerships-leps-and-enterprise-zones
If you are unemployed, please make an appointment with your work coach at your local job centre. They will be able to confirm what funding is available to assist your journey into work.