We pay grant for learners on the Specialist Applied-skills Programme (SAPs). These programmes last 18 months and contain several related modules, leading to a Level 2 or 3 National or Scottish Vocational Qualification (NVQ or SVQ).
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We pay grants for:
We also contribute to course costs, which we pay directly to approved training providers through a separate commissioning process. Find details about approved SAPs.
You can apply if you’re registered with us and meet our general Grants Scheme terms and conditions and the specific requirements for this grant. You should also have an agreement in place with the training provider before the course start date.
This grant is available for all directly employed full-time staff on the payroll who fulfil the funding eligibility requirements of the CITB’s National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC).
The grant package is made up of 3 parts:
To check grant eligibility and to register your learner on a SAP, call NSAC on 0300 456 5561.
To apply for the Vocational Qualification achievement at the end of the programme, see the current method for applying for short-period qualification grants.
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