Posts Categorized: news

FW: Weekly News Update – online employer events, Construction Skills Fund hubs & more

Today I would like to invite you to online employer events where you can find out how to take part in consultation on the Levy Proposals 2022-25 and feed back on future support required for skills. There is also an update on how Construction Skills Fund hubs are adapting to the pandemic to offer free training for thousands of people; and insight into the take-up of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation among construction employers.  Register now for online employer events The online… Read more »

Weekly News Update – Site Operating Procedures, COVID eCourses & more

Despite recent promising developments with vaccines, COVID-19 continues to have a huge impact on our lives. With this in mind, this week’s email includes the latest site operating procedures, an update on the COVID eCourse ‘Setting up and operating a safe construction site’, and more information about HS&E Tests across England, Scotland and Wales. There… Read more »

SWQR January 2021 update

Street Works Card Production – January 2021 In accordance with government advice, card production for Operatives and Supervisors will cease from 14 January until 31 January.  The decision on whether card production can resume in February will be posted on this website and will be based upon further updates and levels of restrictions imposed by… Read more »

Weekly News Update – Site Operating Procedures, expiry of SSP certificates & more

Today’s email contains an update on the latest Site Operating Procedures; news on the expiry of Site Safety Plus certificates; details of how to access a communications toolkit to support the Construction Talent Retention Scheme; and finally, an extension to the consultation on Training Group funding. Following the announcements last week of further lockdowns across… Read more »

Construction support

Hi folks, Hope this finds you well in these strange times. I am looking for help and support with my Construction class this year. Obviously we had an excellent partnership last year with KEIR Construction who supported the class whilst building our fantastic new school. Many thanks to them for such an awesome building. This… Read more »

Site Safety Plus certificate expiry

Following the CITB communication on 06 January 2020, regarding the grace period for SMSTS/SSSTS certificate expiry, CITB can confirm the introduction of a revised grace period, to support delegates who are unable to access a refresher course due to the new lockdown measures implemented across the UK. All delegates now have until 30 April 2021… Read more »

CITB – Important COVID-19 Update

With varying lockdowns now in England, Scotland and Wales, this is clearly another very difficult time both for construction workers and for their families. Crucially, the good news is that construction is able to continue to operate with restrictions and safeguards in place across all three countries. The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is also set… Read more »

Looking back on 2020 and looking ahead to 2021

As our last update before Christmas, I wanted to reflect on the turbulent year we’ve had, and how we have worked together to meet the skills challenges construction has faced. There has been a real emphasis on keeping workers safe on site, adapting to remote learning, protecting apprenticeships and securing direct funding for employers. Putting… Read more »

Weekly News Update – SSP digital certificates, new learners support & more

Today I’d like to highlight a move to digital-only certificates for Site Safety Plus; new research on how further education learners can access construction jobs; and information on Brexit preparedness. Site Safety Plus (SSP) digital certificates From the beginning of this week, delegates will receive digital only copies of all SSP certificates to evidence achievement. Delegates will now have access to… Read more »

Weekly News Update -Apprenticeship support expansion, Training Group Survey & more

I hope you’re having a good week as we enter December – and the start of the build-up to Christmas. Today’s email includes good news about the expansion of CITB’s apprenticeship support; details of our Training Group Survey and a vacancy on the Levy Strategy Committee; plus the latest information about test centre availability. Apprenticeship… Read more »