Commissioned funding

Commissioning is different to other flexible and structured fund opportunities in that the commissioner (CITB) demonstrates the evidence of need and is looking for applications to outline how applicants can deliver a project that meets the commission.

The Commissioner (CITB) outlines the amount of funding available, along with outcomes required. 

Commissions are published within Flexible Fund Options and details of current commissions can be found in their respective fund option page.

Current commissions

None

Future commissions

Productivity - reduction of defects and errors in construction (opening September 2017)

Recently closed commissions

Skills Conversion Pathways to engage and enable the nearest to reach career changers to enter the construction industry

Development of a Competency Based Assessor Infrastructure (12 defined specialist occupations)

Previous commissions

Details on the commissioned fund options previously offered through the Flexible and Structured Funds.

Flexible Fund – Assessor Infrastructure

The development of an assessment infrastructure in priority sectors.

Demonstration of solutions to remove barriers in assessor development.

The qualification of at least 56 VQ assessors in 10 sectors (Plant – All Occupations, Asbestos (Licensing), Resin Flooring, Steeple jacking and Lightning Conductors, Painting & Decorators, Roofing Occupations, Insulated Render / Cladding, Demolition, Shopfitting, Dry lining & Partitioning

Recognition of VQ qualification for those needed to support assessor qualification.

Stimulate the market by the use of enhanced incentives for VQs within the 10 sectors to assist in the removal of barriers which exist in qualifying the workforce.

Structured fund – educational engagement

This commissioned fund was available in the August 2016 funding window and invited applications from eligible organisations as part of a consortium.

Three themes were offered in England, Scotland and Wales for projects lasting between 18 months and 5 years.  A total of £3.1 million was available across those themes and nations, broken down as follows:

England

  • School and Employer engagement to improve the appeal of working in construction (£400,000)
  • Construction contextualised curriculum offer supporting Teachers and Careers Advisers in schools to improve the appeal of working in construction (£500,000)
  • Employer led training and employment pathways into construction for ex-offenders (£700,000)

Scotland

  • School and Employer engagement to improve the appeal of working in construction (£200,000)
  • Construction contextualised curriculum offer supporting Teachers and Careers Advisers in schools to improve the appeal of working in construction (£300,000)
  • Employer led training and employment pathways into construction for ex-offenders (£250,000)

Wales

  • School and Employer engagement to improve the appeal of working in Construction (£200,000)
  • Construction contextualised curriculum offer supporting Teachers and Careers Advisers in schools to improve the appeal of working in construction (£300,000)
  • Employer led training and employment pathways into construction for ex-offenders (£250,000)

Guidance notes

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