CPCS technical test theory grant

Grant code: A42

You can claim this grant when your employees pass the theory element of the Construction Plant Competency Scheme (CPCS) technical test. The grant is for tests passed between 1 August 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Find out more about the CPCS

Who can claim

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

The grant supports tests passed by your:

How much you can get

  • £60 per test.

You also get an extra 10% if you pay the CITB levy and meet certain deadlines, with the Supplementary Payment

You can claim for up to two tests per person in each grants scheme year.

What the grant supports

This grant supports the standard and advanced level theory element of the CPCS technical test in certain categories of plant.

If your test if not listed here, you can call our grants team on 0344 994 4455 for advice.

This grant does not support tests that are for renewing an existing CPCS Competency Card. There is a separate grant available to upgrade a CPCS Blue Card.

How to claim

For training taking place between 1 August 2017 and 31 March 2018, the deadline for making a claim is 30 June 2018. You can claim when your employee passes their test. 

If the training provider/test centre has your CITB registration number:

  • If you inform your CPCS test centre of your 7-digit CITB Levy registration number at the time of booking the test, then we’ll send you a pre-completed grant claim form by post.
  • Sign and return this to us at the address on the form.

If the training provider/test centre doesn't have your CITB registration number:

  • If you do not receive a pre-populated grant claim form within one month of the test achievement date, download and complete a single grant claim form as a PDF (171KB) or a multiple grant claim form in Excel (158KB).

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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  • see your grant statement
  • request a grant report
  • authorise grant claims

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