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.

Change to Training Plans

All Training Plans submitted during the 2017/2018 grant year will end on 31st March 2018, and grant claims must be made by 30th June 2018.

This applies to all training plans already in effect and any that are still to start. 

Why this decision has been made

The CITB Board has agreed that CITB should use as much of the Levy collected from employers to further improve the skills of construction workers across GB.

To reach a greater number of employers CITB have to manage the Grants Scheme in a different way.  

Employers have told us that we need to make claiming grant easier and that for some of them Training Plans are an administrative burden; we have therefore decided to stop using them from 1st April 2018 and introduce an updated approach. Details of how the new Grants Scheme payments will work in practice will be communicated later this year.

For further updates on CITB’s Grants see Grant Scheme reform

Who can claim

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

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. 

E-learning courses:

E-learning courses must be approved by CITB before you can claim the grant. 

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

You can download the Training Plan package here, depending on the size of your company:

Alternatively, please contact the Levy and Grant Customer Operations team on 0344 994 4455 or at  who will provide you with an electronic training plan (ETP). This will include the claim forms and full advice on how to complete and submit your claim.

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.

Have you signed up to CITB Grants Online?

By signing up to CITB online you can:

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

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