Plant training grants

We pay grants for the achievement of approved plant training courses and qualifications.

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Overview

The Plant training grants are paid out for the achievement of approved plant training courses, plant testing and qualifications which include:

  • plant-related short duration course training, linked to any card scheme 
  • the theory and practical elements of CPCS technical tests 
  • plant-related vocational qualification (VQ) achievements
  • specific plant-related VQ units.

Note: Grant for plant testing currently only supports CPCS technical tests while the plant training and testing standards are identified in collaboration with technical experts from Industry.

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Which courses are eligible?

A list of plant courses which are eligible for this grant can be found using the links below:

 

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Who can claim?

You can claim if you’re registered with us and meet our general Grants Scheme eligibility requirements.

These grants support directly employed Pay As You Earn (PAYE) staff and all subcontractors.

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How much is it?

Plant-related VQ achievements are £600 each, up to a maximum of 2 achievements at each level per individual. You can only claim once for an individual on the same achievement.

Additional specific plant-related VQ units are £300 each, up to a maximum of 3 per person per lifetime.

Theory elements in technical tests are £60 each, up to a maximum of 2 per person per Grants Scheme year.

Practical elements in technical tests are set at different rates depending on the category of plant, up to a maximum of 2 per person per Grants Scheme year:

  • Rate 1: £190
  • Rate 2: £240
  • Rate 3: £410

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How to claim

For plant short duration courses

  • You should make your claim through your CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) in the Construction Training Directory, supplying them with the relevant details of the person taking the course.
  • When the person has completed the course, the provider will update the Construction Training Register and you should automatically receive the grant payment.
  • If your training provider has not yet completed the CITB ATO approval process, you will need to claim through CITB Online within 20 weeks of completing the course. 

Find out how to make a claim for short duration courses and training grants.

For the theory and practical elements of technical tests:

  • If your learner has achieved a CPCS test since 1 April 2018, you do not need to make a claim for a short duration course achievement grant. We will make automatic payment, if eligible, via Bacs using the data provided when you book the test.
  • This grant is not available to those who are completing a CPCS Technical Test as part of the renewal criteria for an existing CPCS Competency Card.

For plant-related VQ achievements: 

  • Download a claim form and submit this with evidence of your short-period qualification achievement by 30 June 2019

Find out how to make a claim for a short-period qualification grant

For additional plant-related VQ units:

  • Download a claim form (Excel, 809KB) and submit this with evidence of the unit achievements in the form of a certificate of credit by 30 June 2019.

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Have you sent us your bank details? 

Do we have your bank details so that we can pay out on your grant claim?

Grants are only paid by bank transfer. If we do not hold your current bank details, please complete and submit the secure online Bacs Direct Credit Authorisation Form to receive grant payments

Have you signed up for CITB Grants Online?

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