Advanced Craft Certificate grant

Grant code: SQA_T and SQA_A

This grant supports your employees' attendance on a course that leads to the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Advanced Craft Certificate in a subject related to construction, between  1 August 2017 and 31 March 2018. It also supports their gaining the certificate at the end of the training.

Who can claim

Employers registered with CITB who submitted an accurate Levy Return by 31 December 2017.

The grant supports training for your:

  • employees paid through PAYE

The grant is not available to support 

How much you can get

  • £22.50 per person per day for attendance, to a maximum of 35 days in each grant scheme year.
  • £2,037.50 for each SQA Advanced Craft Certificate achieved.
  • Plus an extra 10% payment if you pay the CITB levy and meet certain deadlines. See supplementary payment.

What the grant supports 

  • Attendance on an off-the-job training course between 1 August 2017 and 31 March 2018, which leads to an SQA Advanced Craft Certificate.
  • The qualification gained between 1 August 2017 and 31 March 2018 at the end of the training.

If the SQA qualification is cross-matched to a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ), you should claim either this grant or the Vocational Qualification grant, but not both.

How to claim

  1. Download the grant claim form in pdf (199KB) or excel (159KB) format. 
  2. Complete and send the form to the address below by 30 June 2018, with copies of your apprentice’s attendance record and/or their certificate:
  3. Regional Delivery Manager
    CITB Inchinnan office
    Inchinnan Business Park
    Renfrewshire, PA4 9RQ
  4. The CITB Regional Delivery Manager will approve your claim and send it to our customer services team for payment.

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Terms and conditions

The Grant Scheme Terms and Conditions answer more questions about who can or can’t claim, and how our grants scheme works. 

Before you apply, make sure you've read and understood the terms and conditions

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