News Item: CITB to Review Short Duration Training Standards and Grants

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is seeking help from the hire and construction industry to review its Plant Short Duration Training Standards and Grants.

The CITB Training Model was introduced in 2018 with the aim to set agreed standards for training, developed with assistance from the industry. However, not all standards align with the core values of the model and help is required from employers within the hire and construction sector to carry out a review.

The review will look at organisations that operate construction plant equipment and will be focused only on short-duration training, not NVQ programmes or card schemes like CSCS.

The review will aim to create standards which:

  • ensure delivery of high quality training
  • have assessment methods set by industry
  • are at a standard achievable for CITB approved training organisations
  • ensure a grant structure that aligns with the whole construction industry

CITB is reaching out to the equipment hire sector with an online survey, to ensure that views are gathered from employers right across construction. 

Individuals wishing to work more closely with CITB in the creation of these new training standards can register their interest through the survey, which closes on Friday 26th November 2021. The team analysing the survey results will include plant subject matter experts and a cross-department delegation from CITB. The resulting standards and grant proposals will be shared with all survey participants and key industry bodies.

HAE EHA CEO Paul Gaze had this to say: “It is important that members take the opportunity to participate in the survey and provide CITB with feedback in order to help shape the updated Grants Scheme.”

CITB registered employers wishing to complete the survey can do so here.