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Short period qualifications eligible for a grant

The short period qualifications listed below are eligible for a CITB qualification grant, but not an attendance grant. 

Each qualification must be regulated but can be delivered by a number of awarding organisations. Grant payments are not linked to preference for one body over another.

Qualifications are listed alphabetically under their sector heading.

Access and rigging

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Access Operations and Rigging (Construction)

  • Scaffolding and offshore scaffolding
  • Scaffolding
  • Steeple jacking
  • Lightning conductor engineer
  • Rigging (temporary suspended access equipment)
  • Safety net rigging
  • NVQ
  • SVQ
  • Diploma

2 and 3

5 and 6

Scaffolding

Diploma

2

 

Steeplejacking (Construction)

Diploma

2

 

Asbestos

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland 

Asbestos Removal for Contract Managers

  • Certificate

4

 

Asbestos Removal for Operatives

  • Certificate

4

 

Asbestos Removal for Supervisors

  • Certificate

4

 

Licensed Asbestos Removal for Contract Managers

  • Diploma

4

 

Supervising Licensed Asbestos Removal (Construction)

  • NVQ Diploma 

3

 

Building maintenance

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Building, Installation and Property Maintenance Skills

  • Award

3

 

Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment (QCF)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) (RQF)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) - Carpentry and Joinery, Plastering (External render finishes), Roofing and Trowel Operations

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) - Carpentry and Joinery, Plastering (Internal), Plumbing, Kitchen and Bathroom Unit

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) - Tiling, Painting and Decorating, Plastering (Internal plastering finishes) and Flooring

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) and Plastering (Internal), Plastering (External), Roofing and Trowel Operations

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) and Plumbing, Drainage, Flooring and Plastering (Internal plastering finishes)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) and Plumbing, Drainage, Roofing and Trowel Operations

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Building Maintenance Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Construction Crafts - Property Maintenance (QCF)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

External Render (Construction)

  • SVQ
 

5

External Render (Manual and machine applied)
  • NVQ
2  

Knowledge of Construction Maintenance Operations (Multi-skilled Repair and Refurbishment) (QCF)

  • Diploma

2

 

Maintenance Operations

  • Award
  • Diploma/
  • NVQ
  • SVQ

2

5

Multi-skilled Operations for Property Maintenance

  • Diploma

2

 

Principles of Multi-skilled Repair and Refurbishment (Construction Maintenance Operations)

  • Diploma

2

 

Surveying, Property and Maintenance

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Built environment design

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Built Environment Design

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

3

6

Built Environment Design and Consultancy Practice

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

7

 

Built Environment Design Management

  • SVQ
 

9

Carpentry and joinery

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Bench Joinery

  • Diploma
 

5

Building and Installation Skills (1st and 2nd Fix Joinery)

  • Award

3

 

Carpentry and Joinery (Construction) - Site Carpentry, Timber Frame Erection, Military Engineering

  • SVQ

2

5 and 6

Construction Crafts - Carpentry and Joinery (QCF)

  • Diploma

2

 

Construction Skills - Bench Joinery

  • Diploma

2

 

Construction Skills - Site Carpentry

  • Diploma

2

 

Site Carpentry

  • Diploma

3 and 5

 

Site Carpentry (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Wood Machining (Construction/Sawmilling Extrusion)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2

5 and 6

Wood machining for Joinery Manufacture

  • Diploma
 

5

Wood Occupations (Construction)

  • NVQ Certificate
  • NVQ Diploma

2 and 3

 

Wood Preserving - Industrial Pre-treatment (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Diploma in Woodmachining

  • Diploma

3

 

Diploma in Woodmachining (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Chimney engineering

TitleQualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualifciation level Scotland

Chimney Engineering (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Chimney Sweeping (Construction)

  • NVQ

2

 

Civil engineering

Title Qualification  Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

APM Project Management for Civil Engineers and Construction Professionals

  • Project Management Qualification

3

7

Civil Engineering (QCF)

  • Diploma

3

 

Civil Engineering for Technicians (Institution of Civil Engineers) (QCF) 

  • Diploma

3

 

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction)     

  • SVQ
 

5

Construction Operations and Civil Engineering - Highways Maintenance          

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Highway Maintenance - Construction Operations (Construction) - Construction Operations (Construction) - Non-Structural Concreting - Road Building (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Engineering surveying

  • Diploma

3

 

Roadbuilding and Maintenance (Construction)

  • NVQ

2

 

Cladding

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Cladding Occupations (Construction)

  • Roof Sheeting and Cladding (Construction)
  • Rainscreen Wall Cladding Systems
  • Roof and Wall Sheeting and Cladding 
  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

6

Construction and the built environment

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Construction

  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

3

 

Construction and Building Crafts (QCF)

  • Diploma

2

 

Construction and the Built Environment

  • Diploma
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

3

 

Construction and the Built Environment - Surveying

  • BTEC HND Diploma

5

 

Quantity Surveying

  • Advanced Diploma

4

 

Quantity Surveying Foundation Programme

  • RICS CPD
   

RICS Building Surveying: Principles in Practice

  • RICS CPD
   

RICS Quantity Surveying in Practice

  • RICS CPD
   

Specialist Installation Occupations - Architectural Metalwork

  • NVQ

2

 

Construction contracting

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Construction Contracting Operations

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Construction Contracting Operations (QCF)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Construction Contracting Operations Management

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

6

 

Construction management

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

BAM Nuttall Certificate in Supervision

 

  • Certificate
 

6

CIOB Chartered Membership Programme

  • Certificate of Attainment

4

 
CIOB Site Supervisory
  • Diploma
3  

Construction Design and Management Coordination

  • Diploma

6

 

Construction for Senior Management

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

7

11

Construction Senior Management (QCF)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

7

 

Construction Site Management

  • Certificate Diploma
  • NVQ
  • Diploma

4 and 6

 

Construction Site Management (Construction):

  • Building and Civil Engineering
  • Highways Maintenance and Repair
  • Residential Development
  • SVQ
 

9

Construction Site Supervision:

  • Building and Civil Engineering Highways
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

3 and 4

7

Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector

  • Diploma
  • Award
  • Certificate

3

 

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

  • NEBOSH
 

6

Construction materials

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Construction Materials Technology

  • Diploma

3 and 5

 

Construction occupations

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Associated Industrial Services Occupations

  • Certificate

2

 

Construction Occupations and Highways Maintenance (QCF)

  • Diploma

2

 

Construction using Offsite Manufactured Assemblies - Modular  and portable building

  • NVQ Diploma

2

 

Construction operations

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Construction Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Construction Operations (Construction) (QCF)

  • Diploma

2

 

Construction Operations and General Construction

  • Diploma

2

 

Utility Avoidance and the Location of Buried Services in Construction

  • Award

2

 

Concrete operations

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Erection of Precast Concrete - Cladding (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Erection of Precast Concrete (Construction)

  • NVQ Certificate

2

 

Specialist Concrete Occupations (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Specialist Concrete Occupations (Construction): Concrete Drilling and Sawing

  • SVQ
 

5

Curtain wall installation

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Curtain Wall Installation (QCF)

  • NVQ Certificate

2

 

 

Demolition

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Demolition (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

5

Demolition (Construction): Plant

  • SVQ
 

5

Nuclear Decommissioning
  • NVQ
2 and 3  

Drilling

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

 

Land Drilling Operations (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Directional Drilling Operations (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Drilling operations

  • Diploma

2

 

Fitted interiors

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Fitted Interiors (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • NVQ Certificate
  • SVQ

2

 5

Floor covering

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualifciation level Scotland

Floorcovering

  • SVQ
 

5 and 6

Floorcovering and Textile and Impervious (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Floorcovering Occupations (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2

5

Formwork

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Formwork

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

5

Glazing

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Combined Surveying and Installation of Windows and Doors or Conservatories (QCF)

  • Diploma

3

 

Domestic Fascia, Soffit and Bargeboard Installation (QCF)

  • NVQ Certificate

2

 

Facade Technology (QCF)

  • Diploma

4

 

Fenestration Installation (Construction)

  • NVQ/Diploma

2 and 3

 

Fenestration Installation (QCF)

  • Diploma

2 and 3

 

Glass Related Occupations

  • NVQ Certificate

2

 

Glazing (QCF)

  • NVQ Certificate

2 and 3

 

Installing Domestic Fascias, Soffits and Bargeboards

  • SVQ
 

5

Heritage skills

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Heritage Conservation and Restoration of Britain's Canals and Waterways (QCF)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Heritage Skills (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Heritage Skills (Construction):

  • Brick Worker
  • Decorative Occupations
  • Dry Stone
  • Earth Builder
  • Facade Preservation
  • Finisher
  • Fully Supported Lead and Hard Metal Roofing and Cladding
  • Mason
  • Plastering Occupations
  • Roof Slating and Tiling Occupations
  • Wall and Floor Tiling Occupations
  • Wood Occupations
  • SVQ
 

6

Heritage Skills: Plastering Occupations

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Underpinning Knowledge for Heritage Skills (Construction): Traditional Craft Masonry (QCF)

  • Diploma

3

 

Underpinning Knowledge for Heritage Skills (Construction): Traditional Wood Occupations (QCF)

  • Diploma

3

 

Highways maintenance

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Highways Maintenance and Excavation Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Road Surface Treatments

  • Diploma

5

 

 

Innovative methods of construction

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Cold Formed Steel Frame (Construction) (QCF)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Innovative/Modern Methods of Construction (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Innovative Modern Methods of Construction (Construction): Cold Formed Steel Frame

  • NVQ Certificate
  • SVQ

2

5

Insulation

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Built Environment Infrared Thermography

  • Diploma

4

 

Domestic Infrared Thermography

  • Certificate

3

 

Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction)

  • NVQ certificate
  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

5

Insulation and Building Treatments

  • Cavity Wall Insulation - Draught-Proofing
  • Extenal Wall Insulation (Boarder/Finisher)
  • Insulate framed Sections of Buildings (Construction)
  • Internal Insulation - Loft Insulation
  • NVQ Diploma
  • Certificate

2

 

Thermal Insulation (Construction)

  • Fabricate Protection
  • Fit Protection
  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

5

Interior systems

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Interior Systems (Construction)


  • Access Flooring
  • Cavity Barrier Installation
  • Ceiling Fixer
  • Dry Lining - Finishing
  • Dry Lining - Fixing
  • Diploma
  • NVQ certificate
  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

 

2 and 3

5

Lifting operations

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Controlling Lifting Operations:

  • Planning Lifts (Construction)
  • Slinger/Signaller (Construction)
  • Supervising Lifts (Construction)  
  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ
  • SQA

2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

5 and 8

Lightning conductor engineering

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Lightning Conductor Engineering (Construction)

Diploma

2

 

Masonry

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Craft Masonry (Construction) (QCF)

Diploma

2

 

Stonemasonry - Banker (Construction)

Diploma

2 and 3

 

Stonemasonry (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Mastic asphalting

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Mastic Asphalting (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2 and 3

 

Military engineering

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Building and Structural Finishing (Military Engineering)

Diploma

2 and 3

 

Network construction operations

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Network Construction Operations (Gas)

  • Main Layer
  • Service Layer
  • NVQ
  • SVQ

2

 5

 

Network Construction Operations (Water)

  • Main Layer
  • Service Layer
  • Diploma
  • SVQ
2

 

5

Occupational work supervision

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Construction Futures Wales Management and Leadership

PG Cert

5 and 7

 

Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • SVQ
  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

6

Painting and decorating

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Construction Crafts - Painting and Decorating (QCF)

Diploma

2

 

Construction Skills: Painting and Decorating

Diploma

2

 

Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations - Industrial Painter (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Decorative Finishing and Painting Occupations - Painter (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Painting and Decorating

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Painting and Decorating (Construction)

Diploma

2 and 3

5 and 6

Passive fire protection

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Associated Industrial Services Occupations - Passive Fire Protection (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Passive fire protection

  • Certificate

3

 

Piling

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Piling Operations (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Plant hire operations

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Hire and Rental Operations

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Supervising Hire and Rental Operations - Equipment, Plant and Tools (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Plant maintenance and operations

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

 3

5 and 6

Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance (Construction)(QCF)

Diploma

2

 

Plant Installations

  • Hoist (Construction)
  • Tower Crane (Construction)
  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2 and 3

 

Plant Maintenance (Construction)

Diploma

3

 

Plant Operations:

  • General
  • Highway Maintenance and Utilities
  • Extractives
  • NVQ certificate
  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

 5

Testing, Inspecting and thorough Examination of Plant, Machinery, Equipment or Accessories (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Plastering

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Construction Crafts - Plastering (QCF)

Diploma

2

 

Plastering

  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Plastering (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

5 and 5

Dry Lining

Diploma

2

 

Post tensioning operations

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Post Tensioning Operations (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Removal of construction waste

TitleQualificationsQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Removing Non-hazardous Wastes (Construction)

NVQ Certificate

2

 

Roofing

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Built-up Felt Roofing

Diploma

2

 

Roof Sheeting and Cladding

Diploma

2

 

Roof Slating and Tiling

Diploma

2 and 3

 

Roofing (Construction)

SVQ

 

5

Roofing Occupations (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

6

Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction)

  • Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Roofing
  • Single Ply Membrane Roofing
  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Shop fitting

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Shop Fitting Installation

NVQ

2

 

Shopfitting Bench Joinery

Diploma

2 and 3

 

Shopfitting Joinery

Diploma

2 and 3

5 and 6

Site inspection

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Senior Site Inspection

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

6

 

Site Inspection

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

3

6

Site logistics

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Site Logistics Operations (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Specialist installation

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Solid Surfaces

OAL Diploma

2

 

Specialist Installation Occupations (Construction):

  • Door and Shutter Systems - Installation
  • Door and Shutter Systems - Repair
  • Insulated Enclosures - Commercial
  • Insulated Enclosures - Industrial
  • Point of Purchase
  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • NVQ certificate
  • SVQ

 

2

5

Steelfixing

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Knowledge of Steelfixing (QCF)

Diploma

2

 

Steelfixing (Construction)

Diploma

2

 

Steelfixing Occupations (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2

5

Structural works

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQalification level Scotland

Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction)

  • Installation of Gas Membranes
  • Underpinning Operations (Exacvated Underpinning)
  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Super-structure Work Occupations (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

2

 

Sustainability

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Construction and Building Services Management and Supervision (Sustainability) (QCF)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

4

 

Construction Management (Sustainability) (QCF)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

5

 

Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment (RQF)

Diploma

3

 

Sustainable Construction

Diploma

3

 

Traffic management

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Temporary Traffic Management

NVQ/SVQ

2

5

Trowel occupations

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Bricklaying

  • Diploma
  • SVQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Bricklaying and Concreting (Military Engineering)

Diploma

2 and 3

 

Construction Skills - Bricklaying

Diploma

2

 

Construction Crafts - Bricklaying (QCF)

Diploma

2

 

Trowel Occupations (Construction)

  • NVQ
  • Diploma

3

 

Tunnelling

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Tunnel Entry and Associated Emergency Procedures

Award

2

 

Tunnelling Operations - Tunnel Transport Operator (Construction) (QCF)

NVQ Certificate

2

 

Tunnelling Operations (QCF)

Diploma

2

 

Wall and floor tiling

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Wall and Floor Tiling

  • Diploma
  • NVQ
  • NVQ certificate
  • SVQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Welding

TitleQualificationQualification level England and WalesQualification level Scotland

Metal Decking and Stud Welding

NVQ

2

 
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