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Policies and procedures for students

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To help create a safe, healthy and supportive college environment for everyone, we’ve set up some policies and procedures for students to follow while you train with us.

Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG)

CITB National Construction College aims to provide effective information, advice and guidance (IAG) on learning and work opportunities embedded within its learning programmes as well as designated CIAG activities.

Read the NCC Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy (PDF 415KB) 

Fairness, inclusion and respect

We strive to make CITB an inclusive place to study and work. This means all our learners, staff, suppliers, stakeholders and partners are treated fairly and with respect, and everybody has the opportunity to develop in an environment that is positive, challenging, safe and supportive.

Read about our committment to dignity and respect


CITB is strongly committed to safeguarding all young and adult learners and staff against harm, abuse and bullying or harassment.

Our commitment goes beyond our legal requirements relating to the welfare and protection of vulnerable people. We actively promote the well-being of everyone at the college, and ensure that this is central to our planning, decision-making and day-to-day practice.

Find out more about the NCC safeguarding policy

Confidentiality in health and welfare

This policy describes CITB’s responsibilities in  keeping information about your health and wellbeing private. When you start your course, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form to show that you are aware of the policy.

Find out more about CITB's confidentiality policy

Safety and risk assessments

We are committed to delivering our products and services in a safe and responsible manner that respects the health and safety of our employees, customers, learners, stakeholders and communities in which we operate and the environment. We aim to achieve zero harm and prevent pollution. 

Smoking policy

There are designated places on campus where you can smoke during breaks allocated by your instructor. We provide cigarette bins to help keep the college clean and tidy.

Smoking isn’t permitted in training areas and there are limited smoking shelters.

Our smoking policy reflects that of many organisations and our legal duties to prevent smoking in enclosed spaces. We also follow government guidelines to help people to stop smoking.

Drugs and alcohol

If your judgement is impaired by alcohol or drugs while working in a high-risk environment, you can put your life, and your work mates’ lives, in danger. This is why we take a serious approach to alcohol and drug use at the college.

The alcohol limit at the college is 0.15mlgs per 1000 units, which is less than half the drink drive limit.

We have a drug and alcohol testing policy whereby we reserve the right to test anyone who we suspect is misusing alcohol or drugs while studying here. We have facilities to test for drug and alcohol use at the college. A positive result in these tests will lead to immediate suspension and possible removal from your course.

The college is is moving to random frug testing in Summer 2024.

Taking photographs

If you would like to take photographs while at the college, you will first need to get permission from the duty person in the area. The use of equipment to film, record or photograph is otherwise not permitted in the training and leisure areas at the college.


It is not permitted to bring any weapons or implements to college that could be dangerous and harmful to yourself or others. This includes any object that could be used to threaten or injure another person, such as knives, other sharp objects and firearms.

Failure to comply with this will result in disciplinary action and possible removal from your course.

All policies and procedures will be made available to any relevant person on request