Technical and professional grant: achievement

Grant code: A25

You can claim this grant when your employees gain an approved technical or professional qualification in a subject related to construction. You need to claim this grant by 31 March 2018 however the employees can complete the qualification after this date.

Who can claim

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

The grant supports qualifications for your:

  • employees paid through PAYE

The grant is not available to support: 

How much you can get

  • £400 per qualification: 

You can can claim for maximum of four qualifications per person in a lifetime.

What the grant supports

Approved technical, professional and management qualifications, which your employees gain in the 2017/18 grant scheme year. The qualification must:

  • be gained through part-time or day-release study
  • be approved by CITB. 

Examples of approved qualifications:

  • BTEC level 3 and above
  • SQA National Certificate and Diploma
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Foundation degrees, bachelor degrees (eg BSc), postgraduate certificates and diplomas, and master’s degrees (eg MSc)
  • ILM level 3 Certificate for the Construction and Built Environment Sector
  • C-ILM Construction Leadership and Management Skills.

Check our full list of approved qualifications and training. If your qualification is not shown here, you can call our grants team on 0344 994 4455 to check if it's covered.

The grant does not support:

  • National or Scottish Vocational Qualification (NVQ and SVQ). For these courses, see Vocational Qualification grant
  • Qualifications gained through attending a course full-time
  • Bridge courses, first certificates or professional bodies courses
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

How to claim

The deadline for submitting your claim is 30 June 2018.

For training taking place between 1 August 2017 and 31 March 2018, download and complete a single grant claim form as a PDF (171KB) or a multiple grant claim form in Excel (158KB) and submit this to  by 30 June 2018 or you claim will be rejected.

Send a a copy of your employee’s qualification certificate with the claim form. If you don’t have a copy of the certificate at the time you claim, submit your claim anyway and we’ll contact you for it at a later stage. 

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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