CITB has claified what services remain in place during lockdown.

The National Construction Colleges (NCC) in England and Scotland will be closed for face-to-face training until at least 22 February, which removes risk for delegates and colleagues and ensures consistency across the nations. The NCCs will remain open for other services such as remote learning, which makes use of videocall technology like Zoom or Skype to ensure training can continue during lockdown measures. Contact the NCCs here to find out what’s available.

Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) testing centres operated by Pearson Vue in England and Scotland remain open, those in Wales have closed based on previous Government guidance, other Independent Test Centres may be open at their discretion.

CITB is available to support apprentices in accessing remote and online learning, following the lockdown closures of their colleges and training providers. CITB customer support staff will not be furloughed to ensure employers and apprentices continue to receive necessary assistance at this time.

CITB grant funding covers remote delivery training, which has adapted during the pandemic to ensure learning continues amid lockdowns. There are now 180 training standards that have been adapted to support remote delivery. Search ‘remote learning’ to find eligible standards here and use the Training Directory to source your required remote training with an ATO.

CITB has created a free COVID-19: Setting up and operating a safe construction site e-course, and other free site operating procedures resources are available on the CITB urgent messages page here.