Funding for training

Funding for training

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/

Local 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

Unemployed

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.

LSTA Courses

The LSTA has been delivering SAP courses for CITB since 2009. Since then 130 students have been registered for the programme. There is a very high level of satisfactory completion – every candidate registered since 2014 has successfully completed the course – and users rate the courses highly. | More >

This is an introductory course for those with little or no experience of leadwork. It covers basic bossing and welding, the two skills most commonly used by today’s leadworkers. | More >

This course is the natural progression for those who have completed the Basic Leadwork Craft course and want to gain a further recognised qualification in leadwork. | More >

This course allows experienced Leadworkers to extend their skills to cover more complicated roof shapes and casting methods required for the maintenance of the nation’s historic and listed, buildings. | More >

This is an introductory course for those with little or no experience of hard metal work. It covers basic techniques for shaping and creating effective joints between sheets of hard metal. | More >

This is an introductory course for those with little or no experience of hard metal work. It covers basic techniques for shaping and creating effective joints between sheets of hard metal. | More >

This course allows experienced hard metalworkers to extend their skills to cover more complicated roof shapes and methods required for the maintenance of the nation’s historic, and listed, buildings. | More >

These options are designed for experienced workers without formal qualifications who want to obtain recognition of their skills by obtaining an NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 qualification without the need to spend significant time on off-site training. | More >

LSTA can offer bespoke training in lead and hard metals to meet your specific needs. This training can be delivered either at our Training Centre or we can discuss the options for bringing training to your workplace or a facility near to your location. | Please contact us to discuss any requirements you may have.

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