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Structural Concrete Alliance Training & Assessment Scheme
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Sectors and roles, Small employer support
Project lead:
Structural Concrete Alliance
Amount awarded:
£18,550
Project summary:

To increase the number of assessors within specified sectors.

Assessors and IQAs will be recruited and trained to provide assessment resource for the trades covered under the Structural Concrete Alliance . Consequently , the number of assessors available in the industry and assessors via IQAs will increase, this will result in an increase in qualified leaners to NVQ standard linked to the three trade represented within the Alliance.

Creating high quality on and off-site training courses for Bricklayers based on new standards
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Productivity and new ways of working, Sectors and roles, New qualifications and courses
Project lead:
The Association of Brickwork Contractors
Amount awarded:
£332,822
Project summary:

Creating high quality on and off-site training courses for Bricklayers, through the launch of 16 ATO delivered short duration training courses, provided by the ABC Assessment Centre.

The training courses will be written directly by bricklaying employers to target bricklayers on a nationwide scale. The areas of skill covered by the training courses have been determined by employers because of their relevancy to Modern Methods of Construction and to address the lack of skills seen from bricklayers and trainees on their sites.

Wellbeing in Construction
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support, Changing industry culture
Project lead:
Laing O'Rourke
Amount awarded:
£444,996
Project summary:

Through the development and delivery of a mental health and wellbeing digital learning hub and supporting digital campaign, hard to reach (micro-organisations) in the construction industry will be better equipped to manage mental health, wellbeing and resilience issues that they encounter in the workplace.

Laing O’Rourke, in collaboration and partnership with other Construction Companies and Trade Organisations, will engage the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and The Samaritans to develop a Wellbeing & Resilience Hub. The aim is to raise awareness, develop skills and inform construction workers of themes of wellbeing, mental health and resilience. Specifically, the project will 'target' individuals who work for smaller businesses, and those classed as hard to reach. The project will work with the Samaritans to deliver a marketing campaign to drive traffic to the digital hub, increasing participation and long-term engagement. 

Timewise: Designing Flexible Career Pathways in Construction
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Careers and recruitment, Leadership and management, Small employer support
Project lead:
Build UK
Amount awarded:
£30,000
Project summary:

The Timewise: Designing Flexible Career Pathways in Construction project will work with several major contractors and their supply chains to gain new insight into how to make flexible working work in the construction industry, by designing and piloting new approaches to flexible working construction sites and in HQ offices, in order to evaluate, codify and share insights to create roadmap for wider change in the industry.

Developing Digital Leadership Skills in Construction SMEs (Giving leaders the skills to drive digital change)
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment, Learning resources, Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Small employer support, Leadership and management
Project lead:
Gloucestershire Construction Training Group
Amount awarded:
£48,000
Project summary:

This project will help leaders of small and medium employers identify digital solutions that increase productivity by exploring repetitive, time consuming process and other areas of waste, and identify digital solutions. Solutions will be taken through a process of product identification, benefit analysis, change management and implementation.

It will do this through discussion-led training and workshops, discovery sessions to identify new solutions and a 'digital board room' where participating leaders can collaborate and discuss best practice in business improvement.

After the project, all the materials used in delivery and guidance on the approach will be made freely available on an online platform. This will disseminated through the wider training group network so that others can emulate the approach. The digital boardroom will continue to be available for leaders to share best practice in digital adoption.

Digital leaders: taking action on construction’s digital future (Giving leaders the skills to drive digital change)
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Changing industry culture, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses, Productivity and new ways of working, Small employer support, Leadership and management
Project lead:
National Federation of Builders
Amount awarded:
£103,767
Project summary:

The project will deliver digital change in construction companies by upskilling leaders by developing three leadership training programmes that adopt an action learning approach. 
This method delivers change through achievable cycles of learn / test / do / review that allow leaders to undertake gradual stages of digital adoption, learn through the process but also taking practical steps to digitalise during the training. These programmes will increase adaptive capability and approaches to unlock and exploit digital opportunities within the sector.

Each training programme is proposed to be accredited with ILM at L3 (team level); L5 (departmental level); L7 (organisatonal level). The project aims to ensure training is eligible for grant funding as an exit strategy. 48 construction companies will each put two leaders through the programme. This will help to unlock digital change at strategic and operational levels of a business.

After the project participating employers will have taken measurable steps to digitalisation. The qualifications will be available for industry to access and benefit from. NFB will follow process to ensure they are eligible for grant funding.

Establishing Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) - Giving leaders the skills to drive digital change
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Changing industry culture, Learning resources, Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Small employer support, Leadership and management
Project lead:
Willmott Dixon
Amount awarded:
£198,910
Project summary:

The project will deliver skills and knowledge to enable business leaders across the supply chain to embed digital ledger technology (DLT / block chain) by demonstrating the business case for doing so, as well as practical digital concepts and methods. It will provide guidance on enhancements to existing processes and behaviours to enable this technology to be adopted.

The project will establish a network of champions and pathfinders across the supply chain to aid communication and engagement supporting the validation of digital ledger technology. It will develop training content that will upskill construction leaders across the supply chain in how to fully unlock this technology.

After the project, participating employers will have taken measurable steps to digitalisation. A white paper will report on the training outcomes and provide best practice guidance on how to embed DLT in the supply chain. The training materials use to achieve this will be made freely available to industry.

Bridge the Gap into Construction (Pathways into Construction - NEETs, long term unemployed and women)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
Abbey Access Centre Ltd
Amount awarded:
£604,800
Project summary:

Abbey Access Training, Construction Skills Solutions,  Lindum Construction and a group of Lincolnshire Construction employers propose to join forces offering young people on the NEET register, Unemployed Women and Long Term Unemployed an innovative 3-staged engagement programme.

BuildForce (Pathways into Construction - service leavers)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Learning resources
Project lead:
Lendlease
Amount awarded:
£1,012,116
Project summary:

BuildForce - Veterans, will deliver a service to the veteran community (who left military service at least a year ago) and to construction employers. The aim of the service will be to help veterans “get jobs in construction and get into training which leads to jobs in construction”. 

  • BuildForce will provide the wraparound service (finding, screening, supporting and brokering candidates into work experience and into employment)  with UCEM delivering three activities for BuildForce; developing more accessible and inclusive learning pathways to meet the needs of industry
  • Collaboration with MHS (Mental Health and Support) Training and Consultancy Limited (CITB approved trainer) will roll out the innovative Lendlease and MHS pilot of providing 1-2-1 mental health first aid support to the beneficiaries and supporting them in getting more help if required.
Building Growth South West (Pathways into Construction - NEETs, long term unemployed, service learvers, women, full time learners)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
YTKO Ltd
Amount awarded:
£682,878
Project summary:

Building Growth South West will develop and deliver strategic promotional and pre-employment training programmes to support learners into a career in construction; bridging the gap and building pathways between third sector and community networks, training providers and employers.