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Additional Funding For Training And Qualifications

Additional Funding For Training And Qualifications

Additional Funding For Training And Qualifications Completed Between 1st August 2020 and 31 March 2021 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...

Encourage the Next Generation

Encourage the Next Generation

How to become a Construction Ambassador:  We are all aware of the difficulties of encouraging the next generation into one of the finishes and interiors sectors many careers.  As an employer you no doubt feel concern when it’s time to recruit, by becoming a...

Apprentice Employers can make up to 10 new reservations

Apprentice Employers can make up to 10 new reservations

From 1 April 2021, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will reset reservation levels for employers who do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy.  This will enable employers to make up to 10 new reservations to fund new apprenticeship starts in the financial year...

FIS Launch Digital Spine to help companies chart their digital journey

FIS Launch Digital Spine to help companies chart their digital journey

Ahead of the next Digital Construction Working Group (28 April 10am), FIS has launched a new tool to help members to follow and understand the technologies that are shaping the present and future of construction. Expressions like Industry 4.0’, the fourth industrial...

Construction Leadership Council Skills Plan and Stem Ambassadors

Construction Leadership Council Skills Plan and Stem Ambassadors

Build UK, supported by CITB, joined forces with STEM Ambassadors last year to showcase careers in construction and help to attract talent.  Build UK are delighted to see the commitment to recruit 7,000 Construction STEM Ambassadors included in the CLC’s Industry...

Ofqual Summer 2021 Qualifications Explainer Tool

Ofqual Summer 2021 Qualifications Explainer Tool

This Summer 2021 Qualification Explainer Tool (ofqual.gov.uk) shows what's happening with vocational, technical, and other general qualifications this year.  Ofqual have identified it is not viable for some exams and assessments to take place this year due to the...

Preparing for CITB Levy Consensus

Preparing for CITB Levy Consensus

CITB’s Levy Consensus process will take place between 14 June and 15 August, and FIS has sent out a short survey asking Contractor members and Trade Association members that pay the CITB Levy to nominate a designated ‘Levy Contact’.  As a Prescribed Organisation, FIS...

Level 3 qualifications now free for some adults

Level 3 qualifications now free for some adults

On 1 April nearly 400 Level 3 qualifications became free to access for over-24s without A-levels, an advanced technical diploma or equivalent.  This is part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, and includes qualifications in construction trades like...

Sunday 11 April is the Levy proposals consultation deadline

Sunday 11 April is the Levy proposals consultation deadline

This is another reminder to you that CITB’s consultation on the Levy Proposals 2022-25 closes on Sunday 11 April.  CITB registered employers can have their say on the way they raise the Construction Industry Levy for the next three years, and give feedback on their...