2 Aims To provide an overview of: CITB CITB Apprenticeships CITB Apprenticeship Grants 2013/2014Support provided by CITBOther products & services available from CITBWho we areAbout the citb apprenticeshipsWhat grants are availble to youSupport provided by CITBOther services
3 CITB Overview CITB was established in 1964 as one of 26 industrial Training Boards. The aim of CITB is to provide support to employers and encourage training, helping to build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce. The support and funding CITB provides helps employers to improve skills, increase their competitiveness and respond to challenges such as the low carbon agenda, reducing costs on site and recruiting the best talent for their sector. CITB works with the industry and its clients to ensure the construction sector has the right skills, in the right place, at the right timeWho are we?We believe that developing the skills of workers in the construction industry is crucial to the health of the UK economy – that’s why we are working with employers to make sure our industry has the right skills in the right place, at the right time.We are the Industry Training Board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry, working with industry, for industry to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce.We work with construction companies to help them improve skills, increase their competitive edge and respond to the many challenges employers face – from the low carbon agenda, through to reducing costs on-site and recruiting the best and brightest talent for their sector
4 CITB Overview - continued The levy and grant system is a collective solution that supports skills and training in the construction industry. The levy has been in existence since the 1960s and was set up to help address the training needs of the building industry’s mobile workforce. CITB collect levy funds from employers who are required to pay the levy and then invest the money back into the industry. The funds are used to support employers who train their workforce and to help skills development in the construction industry.The CITB Levy and Grants system is seen as the best way to support training in the industry. All CITB registered employers can claim grant, even those who don't have to pay Levy. You can claim grants for all your employees and LOSC (Labour Only Sub-Contractor) that have been declared on your Levy Return and who recieve training. Training can give your workforce new skills and develop existing ones to keep your business competitive. Grants are available for support at every level of your business from Apprenticeships through to director-level courses. The industry asks CITB to collect an annual levy from all liable employers. This then funds advice, support and grants that are available to employers who train. Over 75,000 employers are currently registered with CITB and receive the benefits of being with the CITB.
5 CITB ApprenticeshipsCITB is the largest construction apprentice learning provider in Scotland and recorded a 75% achievement rate last year, significantly higher than the construction sector average.In Scotland 1235 new apprentices placed with employers in 2012/2013Provided UK employers with £190 million in training grants
6 CITB Apprenticeships – Benefit of choosing CITB The benefits of choosing CITB to manage your apprentice training include:Helping you to recruit an apprenticeA dedicated Apprenticeship Officer to monitor your apprentices progressManaging your apprentices college programme on your behalfPayment of the apprentice’s college fees for SVQ programmeSupport travel costs to and from college (and lodgings if required)Grant administration support. The payment of attendance grants directly into your bank account; in most cases we will send you a form to claim for the achievement of the SVQ and overall Framework achievements.Talk about online application form, practice paper & SLE. Pass required for funding purposes.Pre apprentice students at college or schoolInterviewsSLETrialsArranging learning supportProgress reviews to employersSupporting employer to get best out of apprentice
7 CITB Apprenticeships – Apprenticeship Journey Overall duration – 2 to 4 years dependent on scheme, age and experienceCollege attendance pattern – received with initial start paperwork (Offer)Industry experience is essentialProgression – Advanced craft or HNC if relevantAnnual competency test (if applicable)Skills test schedule (if applicable)Completion of Modern Apprenticeship (SVQ Level 2/Level 3)Talk about online application form, practice paper & SLE. Pass required for funding purposes.Pre apprentice students at college or schoolInterviewsSLETrialsArranging learning supportProgress reviews to employersSupporting employer to get best out of apprentice
8 Apprenticeship grants (Scotland) DetailGrant ref.2013/2014 Grants SchemeAttendance – year one (quarterly instalments)A021,965Attendance – year two (quarterly instalments)A031,660SVQ Level 2 achievement/PDAA31400Framework achievementA041,975Total two year apprenticeship6,000Attendance – year three (quarterly instalments)A051,125SVQ Level 3 achievementA32Advanced apprenticeshipA062,725Total three/four year apprenticeship10,250Apprenticeship grants (Scotland)This slide shows the grants available for 2 and 3/4 year apprenticeships. As can be seen there is no change in the value of the grants available.The possibility of increasing the apprenticeship grants was put forward as an option but was rejected. The key incentive that the CITB Board felt would increase training in the short term was to maintain the £50 per day attendance grant for Training Plans and Short Duration. If grant funds were diverted to apprenticeships, whether to increase the attendance grants or achievement grants would not allow the recent increase to £50 to be maintained. As apprenticeships last two three years this was not considered as short term and would lock in an increase for a long period of time when flexibility was required.There is also doubt that an increase in apprenticeship grants would incentivise employers to take on an apprentice as feedback from employers shows that there needs to be an increase in the economy and market confidence before many employers will take on a new apprentice.
9 Advanced Craft Certificate (Scotland only) Detail2012/2013 Grants Scheme2013/2014 Grants SchemeAdvanced Craft Certificate attendance (SQA_T)£22.50 per day (maximum of £787.50)Advanced Craft Certificate achievement (SQA_A)£2,037.50Advanced Craft Certificate (Scotland only)There are no changes to these grants which are only available in Scotland
10 CITB Apprenticeships – Support CITB will give your apprentice the best practical support throughout the apprenticeship journey, including: Arrange training for your apprentice within a local collegePay all college fees required for SVQ achievementSupport you with the completion of paperwork required to claim grantsProvide advice on expenses available to cover accommodation or travel costsOur aim is to ensure that the apprentice performs to the maximum of their potential.
11 CITB Other Products and Services Company Development Advisers are able to assist with a wide range of products and services:Training & Development Plans & Short duration trainingGrant Scheme content, claim guidance and queriesAdditional external funding sources - Flexible Training OpportunitiesCSCS/CPCS/SCORE card scheme guidance & OSAT assistanceNational Construction College Courses and qualificationsTraining GroupsCITB Publications advice and guidanceInvestors in PeopleISO 9001/14001Construction Ambassadors Programme is run by CITB Construction Careers Adviser to support employers in meeting their Community Benefit and KPI requirementsAs a construction employer you have access to a range of support from a dedicated team of Company Development Advisers (CDAs).They provide advice to businesses on levy and grant information by discussing your needs and options with you. Our support is industry-wide and includes services for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Federations and large construction employers.Our CDAs can also offer additional business planning advice by completing a “Business and Skills Review” (BSR) with you, which is a unique diagnostic tool designed for construction businesses focusing on business development, by identifying information, advice and guidance relevant to your business, resulting in signposting to assist you to win work in new markets such as nuclear and local authorities.If you would like to arrange a visit from your local CDA please let us know.
12 Training and Development Plans Grant detail2012/2013 Grants Scheme2013/2014 Grants SchemeAttendance - Training Plans (B102)£50*£50*was originally £22.50 per day£50 per day maintained for Training Plans that commence in the2013/2014 Grants Scheme yearTraining and Development PlansThis increase also covers Short Duration claims which are detailed later.In 2012/2013 the daily attendance rate for Training Plan and Short Duration attendance grant was increased from £22.50 to £50 per day. This was designed to give a boost to employers and to incentivise training within the industry at a time when Levy fund income was better than forecast and when training and grant claims had dropped significantly. This initiative is forecast to cost an additional £15 million in grant support in 2013.This had been well received by employers and it was decided by the CITB Board to continue with the £50 day rate into 2013/2014.
13 Technical and Professional attendance Grant detail2012/2013 Grants Scheme2013/2014 Grants SchemeAttendance - Technical and Professional longer term courses including degrees, HND, BTEC and post graduate diplomas (A09)£50 to a maximum of £1,750Attendance - Other Technical and Professional courses including NEBOSH, VQ Level 4 (A09B)£30 to a maximum of £1,050Technical and Professional attendanceIn 2012/2013 there were two attendance rates for Technical and Professional courses. For the longer term courses including degrees, HND, BTEC and post graduate diplomas a daily grant of £50 was available and this reflected the costs of putting a candidate through these courses. There was also a daily rate of £30 for other shorter term courses (less than a year) including NEBOSH, VQ Level 4 (A09B)It has been agreed that the lower grant of £30 should be increased to £50 to align with the higher rate. The relevant maximum also increases from £1050 to £1750.
14 Thank you – any questions? Closing slideAre there any questions?