Our role in the construction industry

CITB is the Industry Training Board for the construction industry and a partner in ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council  

We are the Industry Training Board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales. It's our job to work with industry to encourage training, which helps build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce.

The support and funding we provide helps companies to improve skills, increase their competitiveness and respond to challenges such as the low carbon agenda, reducing costs on site and recruiting the best talent for their sector.

We take a leadership role for the industry, addressing skills challenges through our strategic plan:

CITB Strategic Plan

The UK infrastructure plan, a housing boom and the importance of developing new ways of working and embracing new technologies, are combining to create a demand in construction for more skills, new skills and higher level skills.

We have consulted and listened to the industry to assess their priorities, locally, regionally, nationally, with the details of how we will address those issues laid out in our Strategic Plan 2015-2017.  

Working in partnership with other bodies and agencies for example CITB Northern Ireland, UKCES ensures that we lead and promote a world class innoative approach to developing a GB wide workforce.


ConstructionSkills are the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry working under the Universal Services contract to the United Kingdom Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and is an integral part of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

Construction Products Association (CPA) Skills Survey Report

ConstructionSkills has been working with the CPA to carry out research into the training provided by manufacturers’ to construction operatives and to produce the CPA Skills Survey Report 2015.  The focus of the report is on the volume of provision and identifies good practice with a view to developing a process that will align product user training to approved qualifications. You can find the full report by following the link.

Our key partners

  • Summit Skills - The Sector Skills Council for building services engineering
  • Asset Skills - The Sector Skills Council for facilities management, housing, property, planning, cleaning and parking
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