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Construction recovery underway in Q3

Construction recovery underway in Q3

The Q3 Construction Trade Survey follows one of the worst quarters in history for sales of construction products and materials, and contractor and surveyor workloads. The seven-week coronavirus lockdown in Q2 saw the industry bear the brunt of pauses in activity in...

Vocational and technical qualification assessments in 2021

Vocational and technical qualification assessments in 2021

Ofqual publishes regulatory arrangements on adapting vocational and technical qualifications and assessments in 2021. In  recognition that some learners taking vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) have experienced lost teaching and training time as a result...

Supporting Training Groups – industry wide consultation

Supporting Training Groups – industry wide consultation

At a time when many programmes have been paused, CITB has maintained its support for a nationwide network of local and specialist Training Groups, so that employers who are Training Group members can access the local training they need. However, CITB need to look at...

Additional funding for training completed since 1 August

Additional funding for training completed since 1 August

The FIS Training Group has secured additional funding to support the cost of training and qualifications completed by FIS employer members in scope to CITB. The additional funding, of up to £1,500 per company, covers a range of training from generic health and safety...

Training providers are business as usual

Training providers are business as usual

With the second lockdown for England now in force, education and training is set to continue across the country for all industries and sectors.  Awarding Organisations are providing information to centres on acceptable approaches and contingencies to ensure government...

CITB Skills and Training Fund Extended

CITB Skills and Training Fund Extended

CITB has confirmed the Skills and Training fund can continue to support business with Covid-19 related resilience support.  The deadline for reverting the Skills and Training Fund will be extended to 31 December 2020.  The fund was expanded earlier this year to...

Immigration concerns – your support needed

Immigration concerns – your support needed

The new points based system that will be implemented to control immigration from 1 January 2021 will have a significant impact on how and who we can engage individuals from outside the UK to work.  With most of the detail available, FIS is conducting a snap survey to...

CITB launches new free COVID-19 eCourse

CITB launches new free COVID-19 eCourse

Following the development of a new pandemic Standard announced back in August, an eCourse, ‘Setting up and operating a safe construction site during COVID-19’ is now live on CITB's eCourses platform. Government guidance is for construction sites to remain open, with a...