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This grant pays for the achievement of approved short-period qualifications in core construction skills. These include:
Qualifications can be delivered in a number of ways as defined within the approved standard, including:
Short-period qualification grants are not available to support individual achievements that form part of other longer qualifications. Please see long-period qualification grant or apprenticeship grants for details.
You can apply if you’re registered with us and meet our general Grants Scheme terms and conditions and specific requirements in this grant.
This grant is available for all directly employed staff on the payroll and all subcontractors.
You can apply for £600 for each achievement, up to a maximum of 4 achievements at each level per individual. You can only apply once for an individual for the same achievement.
Within the maximum of four achievements at Level 2, you can apply for a maximum of three plant related VQ units per individual at £300 each
Where there is a previous grant for a plant operations VQ, future achievements will only be considered for the plant-related VQ unit grant.
For achievements awarded after 1 April 2020, you should submit an application form with a copy of the certificate of achievement or an achievement notification email from the awarding body by 30 June 2021. However, this deadline is subject to change pending the automation of short-period qualification grants.
For achievements awarded after 1 April 2021, you should submit an application form with a copy of the certificate of achievement or an achievement notification email from the awarding body by 30 June 2022. However, this deadline is subject to change pending the automation of short-period qualification grants.
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Grants are paid by bank transfer. If we do not hold your current bank details, please complete and submit the secure online Bacs Direct Credit Authorisation Form to receive grant payments