Energy & Utility Skills partners with CITB; offering 60+ sector-based schemes and standards approved for short duration course funding - EU Skills

Energy & Utility Skills partners with CITB; offering 60+ sector-based schemes and standards approved for short duration course funding

Energy & Utility Skills are now approved as a CITB third party awarding body.

Energy & Utility Skills partners with CITB; offering 60+ sector-based schemes and standards approved for short duration course funding

Energy & Utility Skills have worked in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to now offer over 60 sector-based schemes and standards that are approved for short duration course funding.

Energy & Utility Skills is pleased to announce that it is now approved as a CITB third party awarding body offering 60+ sector-based schemes and standards that are eligible for CITB short duration course funding.

The partnership with CITB has broadened the range of energy and utilities schemes and programmes that CITB Levy paying organisations can claim against by two thirds. Offering a wider variety of choice that attracts Levy funds. To view a full list of current Energy & Utility Skills schemes and standards that are eligible for short duration course funding, click here.

How it works?

CITB is approving a network of ‘Approved Training Organisations’ (ATOs). The ATOs offer short duration courses which align to CITB-approved construction related standards (schemes). ATOs are able to advertise these courses on the ‘Construction Training Directory’ and, once the course has been completed, submit achievements onto the ‘Construction Training Register’ which, if applicable, will send an automated grant payment to the employer.

Where a scheme is identified as meeting the requirements for CITB short duration course funding then you must ensure that you are approved by Energy & Utility Skills to deliver the scheme before you are eligible to claim CITB short course duration funding.

As a part of your claim for funding, the CITB requires that you:

a) are a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO), and

b) can demonstrate that you are a current approved provider/trainer with Energy & Utility Skills in relation to the scheme for which you are claiming funding. CITB may ask for evidence that you are approved (e.g. certificate of approval) and your most recent audit report to check that your approval is still current.

 

Nick James, CITB Strategic Partnership Director, London & South, said: “We are pleased to be able to be working in collaboration with Energy & Utility Skills. They are an important partner in our work with this vital industry sector. Their commitment to supporting skills development in the sector is a perfect match for our own priorities and will enable us to support the future skills development needed for the industry.”

 

Nick Ellins, Energy & Utility Skills CEO, said: “The energy & utilities sector is of key strategic value to the UK economy and society, as the single largest contributor to the National Infrastructure Plan and delivering daily essential services to 67 million people. This collaboration between Energy & Utility Skills and the CITB will directly help the vital utility supply chain employers to reinvest the payments they make to the Levy, into maintaining a sustainable, skilled and safe workforce in support of that critical endeavour.”


Find Out More

If you would like to find out more about becoming an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) for CITB, visit the CITB webpage by clicking here.

If you would like to find out more about how Energy & Utility Skills works with CITB and view a current list of approved schemes and standards, click here.

If you would like to find out more about CITB short course duration grants, visit the CITB webpage by clicking here.