CITB have advised of limited funding available for up-skilling the workforce, gaining an NVQ – but you must act quickly! If you have recently employed or will be employing candidates that have finished a college course and gained their college based diploma you can apply for funding for them to do an NVQ. NB These candidates would not have been on an apprenticeship course and therefore would not have completed an NVQ.
The funding is up to £3000 per candidate (max of 5 candidates per company) for the candidate to gain an NVQ (through the OSAT route) over a period of 1st July 2015 to 30th June 2016.
Interested contractors should contact their local CITB Company Development Adviser for further information and to acquire a registration and claim form. These should be submitted via email to the project email address email@example.com .
This funding is very limited so it would be advisable for contractors to progress their application as soon as possible if you are not to miss out.