Training and development plan grant

Grant code: B102

The training plan grant supports any training that is relevant to your business and not supported by one of our other grants. This includes bite-sized training sessions, such as toolbox talks.

Who can claim

Employers registered with CITB who completed an accurate Levy Return by 31 December 2016.

The grant supports training undertaken by your:

How much you can get

  • £50 per person per day (one day is six hours). 
  • Plus an extra 10 per cent if you pay the levy and meet certain deadlines. See supplementary payment.

The maximum number of days you can claim for depends on the number of staff you included on your Levy Return.

What the grant supports

The grant funds all courses that directly benefit your business, which are not supported by another CITB grant. This includes:

  • Courses lasting three hours or more in any subject, eg health and safety, management, administration, sales and marketing
  • Short training sessions lasting 30 minutes to three hours, eg toolbox talks
  • E-learning courses lasting three hours or more
  • Distance learning courses
  • Evening courses
  • Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) course.

Short training sessions (30 minutes to three hours):

These need to total three hours and be approved by CITB before you can claim the grant. You should use the modular training plan to record the sessions and to apply for approval. 
Download the modular training programme (Excel, 116 KB)

E-learning courses:

E-learning courses must be approved by CITB before you can claim the grant. 
Download the approval form for e-learning courses (Excel, 74 KB)

Scaffolding courses:

You can claim for courses in the Construction Industry Scaffolding Record Scheme (CISRS) separately from other courses. To qualify for this, scaffolding must have been your company’s main activity when you registered with CITB.

CISRS courses include:

You need to use a specific form to claim the grant for CISRS courses. To check if you qualify and to request the claim form call 0344 99 444 55.

How to claim 

The rules around the training plan grant are extensive, so you should them carefully before you apply.
Download the training and development plan grant details (PDF, 295KB).

Instructions on how to claim the grant are in this document.

You must keep a record of the training completed by your workers, and submit this record with your grant claim. 
Download details of the evidence you must keep (Excel, 84KB)

If you need help with applying for the training plan grant, call our grants team on 0344 99 444 55.

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