Each year CITB conducts a survey to measure the numbers of people entering construction training. Figures are collected from colleges, private training providers and construction industry training centres across Great Britain. These include those coming through CITB’s own managing agency, and those entering other formal certificated training at craft and technician level. In all training for 17 different occupations is covered, providing a greater level of detail than is available from figures from the Learning and Skills Council. Electricians and Plumbers are not included.
The results are used (together with separately sourced figures on higher-level construction courses) to compare with estimates of skill demand contained in CITB’s Skills Foresight Report.