To support construction workers to transition from an Industry Accreditation (IA) card to a qualification, CITB is increasing the grant for specific supervision NVQ Diplomas/SVQs to £1,250 and specific management NVQ Diplomas/SVQs to £1,500 for achievements from 1 April 2023 as listed below

Supervision Management
Level 3/SCQF Level 6 in Built Environment Design Level 6/SCQF Level 10 in Construction Site Management
Level 3/SCQF Level 6 in Construction Contracting Operations – [any subcategory] Level 6/SCQF Level 9 in Built Environment Design Management
Level 3/SCQF Level 6 in Site Inspection Level 6/SCQF Level 9 in Construction Contracting Operations Management – [any subcategory]
Level 3 in Surveying, Property and Maintenance Level 6 in Senior Site Inspection
Level 4/SCQF Level 7 in Construction Site Supervision Level 7/SCQF Level 11 in Construction Senior Management
Level 3/SCQF Level 6 in Built Environment Design Level 6/SCQF Level 10 in Construction Site Management

CITB registered organisations have been able to claim £600 for each trade vocational qualification (VQ’s) completed for PAYE and LOSC people.  Organisations can claim this regardless to whether they meet the construction industry levy threshold and pay the levy, you just need your CITB registration number.

There is an additional £400 for Rainscreen Cladding VQs achieved from 1 April 2022, on top of the usual £600, giving a total grant value of £1,000.  There’s £300 for each achievement of a plant related Level 2 VQ unit, up to a maximum of three per individual.  The plant VQ unit achievements are also included in the cap of four Level 2 achievements per individual e.g., Interior Systems VQ’s for Dryliner can include, Fixer plus Boarder plus Finisher plus Fire resistant wall installer making four level 2 ahievements.

The Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) has announced its plan to move all Industry Accreditation (IA) cardholders to a recognised qualification.  You can find more information on the withdrawal of Industry Accreditation by visiting the CSCS website here.

If you need any help to secure funds for the training you provide for employees have a look at the FIS web site: Skills and Funding or give Marie Flinter a call on 0121 707 0077 or email

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