There are several steps to the process of assessing your suggestions for grant aided courses.
Suggested standards and courses go through the process below are assessed against the grant eligibility criteria.
Step one: the training must meet one of the following five principles.
- Encourage training specifically related to the construction industry, aligned to CITB’s Scope Order.
- Align funding to priorities and standards
- Support all Levy registered employers and their sub-contractor workforce
- Use targeted funding to support industry priorities
- Prioritise investment in areas where there is a long-term commitment and return on investment
Step two: the training must be either construction specific, or contextualised for the construction industry.
Step three: we must be able to answer ‘yes’ to three of the following questions.
- Is the training exclusively construction Health and Safety related?
- Does the activity involve the formal delivery of structured training with a defined construction-related skills outcome?
- Is the training updating existing construction-specific skills?
- Is the construction training more than purely awareness training?
- Does the construction training fulfil more than mandatory (ie legislative) requirements?
- Does the construction training require periodic renewal?
Steps 2 and 3 may be skipped in exceptional circumstances, defined as:
"newly developed standardised training on a topic for which there is a demonstrable need for training, triggered by:
- the Construction Leadership Council
- CITB evidence
but which is not currently widely embedded or identified as a priority by industry."
We decide which grant tier is suitable based on the points gained through the following six criteria.
|0.5 to 1.5 days
|2 to 3 days
|4 to 5 days
|6 or more days
2. Training level
|Intermediate / advanced
3. Is the topic specifically defined as in-scope?
4. Is the training formally assessed?
|Formally assessed? ||points
5. What type of standard is it?
6. Is the training at least 50% practical (physical application of tools, equipment and materials within the learning activities)?
The three grant tiers are based on the number of points gained.
Refresher courses are paid at 50% of the value of the parent course tier. For example, where the parent course is Tier 3 (£120), the refresher is paid at £60.
If they meet these criteria they will be sent to the Standards Development team for evaluation.
This team will decide with the relevant Occupational Working Group if
- The training is covered by a standard which is already listed,
- The training is not covered but should be added, or
- The training should not be added as it does not meet the requirements of the Occupational Working Group with regards to quality or intensity of learning, or method of assessment.
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