Funding is available for employers to put their staff through an Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA). Funding of £400 is available from CITB.
Major changes to CSCS CRO cards were introduced on 1st October. There’s more information in a recent issue of Tilezine, the TTA’s e-newsletter — www.tilezine.co.uk/article/149/6
CRO cards are being phased out, so workers who don’t hold the relevant qualifications need to get them. EWPA is the fast-track route for experienced workers to demonstrate their knowledge and skills and to get the right accreditation needed.
There is more information about the CITB funding here — www.citb.co.uk/levy-grant/20142015-grants-scheme/vocational-qualifications-vq-achievement-grants-a31—a33/