CITB – Information & support

Construction Industry Training Board – Home Page

CITB is the Industry Training Board for Construction in England, Scotland and Wales and a partner in Construction Skills, the Sector Skills Council.

About the CITB Levy

The CITB Levy is used to support construction employers to make sure the industry has the skilled workforce it needs.  Click the above link for more further information.

The CITB Levy Calculator

Click here to calculate your CITB levy amount.

Contact details for levy based enquiries

Levy or grant queries  – if your query is just about accessing your online account, please contact by email –

Tel: 0344 994 4455

Levy Arrears: –

East of England Region

Click the link above to  find the contact details of the CITB’s Engagement Advisors for Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Essex

CITB In Your Local Area

For other regional CITB Engagement Advisors click this link.

Other CITB Contact Information

ATO enquiries – Tel: 0844 994 4047 or email:

Health Safety & Environmental Test – General Enquiries: 0344 994 4488/ Special Assistance: 0344 994 4491 or email:

CITB Grants and Funding


Click the above link to access information on who can apply for a grant, what grants are available and receiving payment.

Information on how to apply for grants with a useful video – click here. 

Skills and Funding

CITB provide funding for specific training projects through their Skills and Training Fund.  If you are a CITB-registered employer you can apply for the Skills and training fund twice in 12 months but can only have one live application at a time.

For more information , please visit the CITB  website.

CITB Funding for Leadership and Management Modules and Full Qualification.

The CITB have identified that there is a need for leadership and management skills training in the construction sector based on industry feedback and research.  They have provided 10.5m in funding to support the delivery of this ILM qualification for all employers who are CITB levy registered.  Click on the above link for more information.

There are several providers offering the courses (either the individual modules and/or the full qualification).

How We At NCTG Help Support Our Members

We can support and guide our members through the different processes to apply for CITB funding and help source training courses.

To become a member – it is easy, just click the ‘Become A Member’ button at the top of this page.  Why not give us a call or email to discuss further.

CITB – How to find and recruit an apprentice

Click the above link to access the CITB’s series of apprenticeship toolkits to support construction employers with hiring an apprentice.

The New Entrants Team & Apprenticeships and Grants.

Are you interested in taking on an apprentice, but unsure where to start?

Your local CITB New Entrant team can help you every step of the way.  Click here to access New Entrant Team Leaflet  to find out more about how they can support employers.

To email the team contact –

CITB Funded Brickwork Courses

  1. Brickwork Masterclasses (fully funded)
    Contracted Partners: Home Builders Federation (HBF) and NHBC Building Inspectors
    This project delivers sessions that offer practical guidance on improving quality and promote awareness of good practice in brickwork.
    For more information, please visit Brickwork Masterclass | NHBC
  1. Brickwork Upskilling (grant eligible)
    Contracted Partner: The ABC Assessment Centre.
    High quality on and off-site training courses for Bricklayers, through the delivery of 16 short duration training courses offered to further education and skilled workers.  Supports the training of further education tutors to enable continuous delivery post funding.
    For more information visit The ABC Assessment Centre – UK Bricklayer Training & Construction NVQs ( and see attached flyer – ABC Brickwork Upskilling Flyer_v6 (web)

For Individuals – Start your construction career journey today!

 Are you ready to learn some interesting stuff and get ready for work on a construction site?

The CITB with their partners have started a programme of Onsite Experience Hubs to help people  get ready to work on construction sites all over England and Wales.   It is recognised that there’s a big need for folks who are ready to work in construction, but not enough of them.

This is a special training programme by the CITB and their partners will teach you the skills, knowledge, and good behaviours you need to be ready for work on a construction site.

If you are based in Norfolk or Suffolk – please find the flyer CITB OSE Candidate Information (click here) that provides the full information and who to contact to find out more.

If your are based in another region than click here to find your local Onsite Experience Hub and contact.


Funded E-Courses from CITB

Click on the above link to access information about CITB’s  E-courses  that are currently available : –

  • Fire Safety Awareness in Construction and the Built Environment (FREE)
  • Temporary Works General Awareness (FREE)

The following two courses are also available at a cost of £99.00 and £149.00, respectively.

  • Health and Safety Awareness (the course required to obtain the Green labourers CSCS card)
  • Site Management Environmental Training Scheme