CITB Launches New Training Model


The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today (April 3rd, 2018) launched a series of new training initiatives – a feature of the training board’s Vision 2020 programme that aims to make them ‘more responsive and accountable’ to the industry.

The Training Model is broken down into three parts:

Construction Training Directory – where employers can find the right training, in the right place, at the right time. This is supported by Grant from CITB quality assured training providers, focused on construction skills.

Construction Training Register – an online database which allows employers to search records of employees to check skills and manage their training needs. The scale of this is huge, recording millions of individual training achievements by our construction workforce. One of the key benefits is that there will be less duplication of training, as employers can rely on the training a new employee has gained elsewhere.

New Grant Scheme – more flexible and focussed on supporting construction-related training, allowing CITB to support the areas of greatest training need. On successful completion of a course, a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) will confirm the learner’s achievement, upload the details onto the Construction Training Register, triggering the automated grant process. This process will massively cut red tape for employers.

Whilst the new Construction Training Directory and Construction Training Register are now available, both are said to be in early stage use and are not expected to run to their full potential until early 2019. During the intervening period CITB will work with ATOs to upload all available courses whilst screening and matching employee records for the Construction Training Register.

“We are delighted to launch CITB’s new Training Model and Grants Scheme today, on time and on budget. It is a major step towards CITB becoming the modern, responsive, accountable organisation industry wants us to be.” – Braden Connolly, Director of Products and Services at CITB

For more information about the Training Model and new grant system visit