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Apprenticeship travel and accommodation funding ‘Travel to Train’ 

CITB is widening the support offer for employers with apprentices who have to 'Travel to Train'. CITB will fund 80% of accommodation costs for eligible apprentices of grant eligible employers who attend colleges or training providers where overnight stays and travel to and from a hotel to a place of training, are required. Employers can also claim excess costs for apprentice travel where the cost exceeds £30 per week.

Who can apply for funding?

Travel to Train funding is available to all eligible Apprentices, with grant eligible employers, in training on or after 1 April 2021, in England, Scotland and Wales.

What this fund is for

The funding for Apprenticeship travel and accommodation covers:

  • 80% of accommodation and subsistence costs for apprentices staying away for block training. The employer will be required to pay 20% of the total cost
  • Travel claims will only be paid where the cost of travel for the Apprentice exceeds £30 per week and only the excess amount will be claimable.

The accommodation will be sourced by our approved hotel provider, in order to safeguard apprentices and achieve volume booking discounts.  Accommodation will be booked on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis.

Accommodation funding and/or travel costs can only be claimed for Apprentices employed by CITB registered, grant eligible employers in England, Scotland and Wales.

Arranging accommodation bookings

Hotel bookings must be made a minimum of 28 days in advance. Please email ApprenticeAccom.TravelSupport@citb.co.uk with details of any reservations required during  the next 12 weeks. In the longer-term accommodation will be arranged directly using a bespoke booking portal.

Travel expense claims

A travel expenses claim form and guidance will be available to download from the CITB website soon. We will update this page with further information when it becomes available.

If you would like more information about accommodation funding for your Apprentices or about how to claim travel costs, email your enquiry to