From 1 April 2018, our Grants Scheme will be changing what it supports, simplifying its processes, and over time provide greater support to help industry deal with skills gaps and shortages.
The types of grants available are listed below.
Advanced Craft Certificate grant (only available to Scottish employers)
You can claim grants for individuals on approved apprenticeships at Levels 2 and 3, and higher apprenticeships in England and Wales.
You can claim grants for individuals on approved apprenticeships at SCQF Levels 5, 6, 7 & above in Scotland.
Find out more about the Apprenticeship grants.
Construction work experience grants
More than 1-year qualifications: Long-period qualification grants
We pay grants for attending and achieving approved, higher level qualifications (lasting over 1 year) that are focused on core construction skills needed across the industry. These include: HNCs and HNDs, degrees and post-graduate qualifications.
Find out more about Long-period qualification grants.
One-year or less qualifications: Short-period qualification grants
We pay grants for the achievement of approved short-period qualifications (lasting 1 year or less) that are focused on the core construction skills needed across the industry. These include NVQ and SVQ Levels 2 and above, as well as several other qualifications.
Find out more about Short-period qualification grants.
Plant training grants
We pay grants for the achievement of CITB approved plant training courses and qualifications. These include: specific plant-related VQ units as well as theory and practical testing.
Find out more about Plant training grants.
Short duration course achievement grants
Specialist Applied-skills Programme (SAP) grant