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Welcome to CITB-ConstructionSkills

Welcome to CITB-ConstructionSkills, Industry Training Board and Sector Skills Council for the construction industry.  We are one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the country offering courses in every construction trade you can think of, and many more you can't!


We work with colleges local to you on day-release for the more popular courses such as Carpentry & Joinery, or Painting & Decorating.  If your interest is in something that isn't provided locally, such as Plant Mechanics, Scaffolding or even Diamond Drilling, we will send you to the nearest specilist college for 'block' course lasting 1-2 weeks each term, covering all your expenses such as travel, food and accommodation.


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About us

Where do we start!  The fact that we have some of the highest achievement rates in the country for apprenticeships?  Or that we only work with the highest quality colleges to deliver our courses?  Maybe that we can provide training grants of between £5,200-£9,000 to employers looking to take on our apprentices, or that we work exclusively with some of the largest and most influential construction employers in the country.


How about the fact that we offer apprenticeships in almost every construction related occupation you can think of and many, many more you can't?  If it's a built environment apprenticeship you're looking for, we're the ones for the job.

Facilities available

For the more popular or mainstream courses such as Bricklaying or Painting & Decorating we work with the best college in your local area to deliver your course, and visit you regularly when you're on site to make sure you're being looked after and support you in your qualification.


If you're interested in a course that isn't available at your local college, then we'll find the nearest specialist provider, or send you to our own National Construction College to deliver your training, arrange your accommodation at an approved B&B with other students, and pay for all your accommodation, travel and food expenses.

Additional support

CITB-ConstructionSkills' fully trained & qualified Apprenticeship Officers are here to support you in your apprenticeship.  They will help you acquire the evidence you need to complete your NVQ and work with the college to make sure you are coping with the college course.  They will conduct regular reviews with you and will become your first point of contact for any problems you may have with your college, your employer or anything in between.

Learner success

Our most recent OFSTED report was 'Good', and our learner achievemnt rates are consistently 80% of above.  What more can we say!

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact CITB-ConstructionSkills directly.

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