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Slow down of Level 3 qualification reforms

Slow down of Level 3 qualification reforms

On Monday, during the second reading of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, announced that level 3 qualification reforms were being slowed down to allow the sector more time to prepare for the changes.  As a result,...

English Construction Apprenticeships Route Review

English Construction Apprenticeships Route Review

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) is holding a ‘mini consultation’ as part of the route review of construction.  The consultation seeks stakeholder views on the occupations currently represented on the occupational map for construction....

Advice for funding training

Advice for funding training

To help organisations secure funding for training, the CICV Forum has produced a guide to the Flexible Workforce Development Fund. This guide is designed to explain the fund clearly and concisely and help organisations secure financial assistance for training. More...

Cost pressures broadened in Q3

Cost pressures broadened in Q3

All parts of the construction supply chain experienced continued growth in Q3, according to the Construction Trade Survey. Construction product manufacturers reported a fifth consecutive quarterly rise in product sales, whilst SME building contractors and chartered...

James Parlour announced as new FIS Technical and Vetting Manager

James Parlour announced as new FIS Technical and Vetting Manager

FIS is pleased to announce the appointment of James Parlour as its new Technical and Vetting Manager to support the technical work of the organisation and develop the membership vetting process. With more than 16 years’ technical, compliance and design experience...

FIS Introduces New Respect Policy

FIS Introduces New Respect Policy

At the FIS AGM and Awards last week FIS President Helen Tapper emphasised the importance of a redoubling of efforts from the organisation and wider community to ensure that, amidst the worst skills shortage we have known, that we are ensuring that our sector is...

New report confirms sector Net Zero Plans are possible

New report confirms sector Net Zero Plans are possible

UK Green Building Council launches first ever UK Roadmap for achieving Net Zero carbon built environment by 2050. Whole Life Carbon Roadmap from the UK Green Building Council highlights the growing need to quickly close the policy gap on net zero homes and embodied...

Deadline approaching to claim £3000 for hiring an apprentice

Deadline approaching to claim £3000 for hiring an apprentice

Employers who hired an apprentice between 1 April and 30 September 2021 could be eligible for an incentive payment of £3,000 for each new apprentice.  Employers need to apply before midnight on 30 November 2021 to claim the incentive.  To receive the payment,...