Improving skills for offsite construction

This commission has now closed for applications.

Offsite construction is a growing sector in the industry. To support this growth  industry needs to address its training requirements and ensure they are delivered to the quality required. 

Any organisation who can best deliver the results we are looking for.

The fund has £500,000 to invest in projects that can easily be scaled up across Great Britain. CITB will fund up to 70% of the project cost. The applicant will have to supply 30% in matched funding.

The desired outcome for industry is to achieve greater quality and consistency in the delivery of offsite construction training. This will apply across relevant apprenticeships, vocational qualifications and short courses.

This is a two stage process.

1. Register your interest in the commission by completing the expression of interest form. Please answer all the questions. 

Complete an expression of interest

The funding team will review your expression of interest and contact you. 

2. If your idea matches most if not all the criteria for this commission, we will guide you through the application process. 

Project requirements

You must demonstrate how your project will:

  • Develop training materials that improve quality and consistency in delivery of offsite construction training 
  • Increase trainer capability by upskilling existing trainers and providers.
  • Implement a clear delivery model for your materials and your methods of upskilling the trainers.
  • Ensure your materials and training are sustainable and scalable.


Project focus

You should focus on key topics for training in offsite construction as identified by industry:

  • An introduction to offsite construction, design for manufacture and assembly processes from start to project handover.
  • Common materials and systems.
  • Behaviours and soft skills in offsite construction projects. 

You may suggest other topics in your application but it is important that your project covers these areas.


Target groups

Your project should enable people with management and supervisory responsibilities and those in technical roles to gain the necessary offsite construction skills, specifically in: 

  • design
  • procurement
  • cost management
  • project and site management
  • onsite logistics and assembly. 

Application window opens 21 August 2018. The deadline for all applications is 15 October 2018 5pm (BST).

Watch CITB's video where Ben Lever explains what the commission is for and how you can get involved.