Short-period qualification grants

We pay grants for the achievement of approved short-period qualifications (which take less than one year to complete) that are focused on the core construction skills needed across the industry.

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This grant pays for the achievement of approved short-period qualifications in core construction skills. These include:

  • NVQ and SVQ Levels 2 and above
  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety.

Qualifications can be delivered in a number of ways as defined within the approved standard, including:

  • off-the-job
  • through on-site assessment (OSAT)
  • through experienced worker practical assessment (EWPA)
  • by distance and e-learning
  • outside conventional working hours (evenings or weekends)

Short-period qualification grants are not available to support individual achievements that form part of long-period qualifications or apprenticeships.

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Who can claim

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

This grant is available for all directly employed Pay As You Earn (PAYE) staff and all sub-contractors.

Which courses are eligible? 

See a full list of qualifications which are available for grant

Under our transitional arrangements, you can also claim an achievement grant for short-period qualifications that are not supported within the 2018/2019 Grants Scheme year, if:

  • they were supported during the 2017/2018 Grants Scheme year, and
  • they are achieved before 31 July 2018.

If you do not see a qualification in the current list of those eligible for grant, you can complete an online form to suggest it for consideration.

How much is it?

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

How to claim

In the near future, grant will be paid automatically for short-period qualifications achieved through a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO).

Until that system is in place, you should submit a claim form with evidence of your short-period qualification achievement by 30 June 2019. However, this deadline is subject to change pending the automation of Short-period qualification grants.

Please note: Use Chrome or Firefox to download the form. We recommend that you do not use Internet Explorer as you may have problems downloading this.

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.

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