The Construction Apprenticeship Scheme (CAS) is aimed mainly at school leavers entering the construction industry for the first time, but is open to all ages and operates throughout England and Wales.
The scheme is well regarded by the industry in providing a measure of protection and commitment to apprenticeship programmes, as well as an important in getting financial support through the Grant Scheme.
CAS is owned by the construction industry and administered by CITB, the Construction Industry Training Board.
Download the Complete Guide to the Construction Apprenticeship Scheme (PDF, 452KB).
What does CAS provide?
CAS has the support of key industry federations and unions, demonstrating the commitment towards the training and retention of new construction workers.
Download a full list of CAS Partners (PDF, 174 KB).
CAS provides both the employer and the individual with a formal contract using a Deed. The Deed itself covers such things as employment, structured training towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and it’s framework in the chosen occupations and the relevant time period, usually a minimum of two years for those entering the industry for the first time.
Everyone benefits; employers and apprentices sign a formal commitment to each other for the period of training and all parties know exactly where they stand.
The deed fully complies with the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 and additions from 6 April 2012.