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All you need to know about construction
NVQ Grants through CITB

CITB pay grants for the achievement of approved short qualifications in core construction skills.


These include:

NVQ at Levels 2 and above and SCQF at Levels 5 and above
National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
Plant-related vocational qualification (VQ) achievements
Additional units related to the Level 2 Plant Operations VQ

Qualifications can be delivered in a number of ways including:

  • off-the-job training

  • through on-site assessment (OSAT)

  • through experienced worker practical assessment (EWPA)

  • by distance and e-learning

  • outside conventional working hours (evenings or weekends)

Short qualification grants are not available to support individual achievements that form part of other longer qualifications. Please see the CITB Long qualification grant page here

How much is it? 

The standard rate for full short qualifications is £600.


There are a number of specific qualifications which attract different rates, as listed in the table below.

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  • Skilled Tradesman

    900 British pounds
  • Occupational Work Supervisor

    1,160 British pounds
  • Construction Site Supervisor

    1,400 British pounds
  • Construction Contracting (Management)

    1,590 British pounds
  • Occupational Health and Safety Practice

    1,695 British pounds
  • Construction Site Management (Building and Civil & Engineering)

    1,695 British pounds
  • Senior Construction Management

    2,100 British pounds

Which qualifications are covered for a grant?

See a full list of qualifications CITB pay grant for.

CITB use a specific criteria to judge which qualifications can be supported by grants. 


To see how CITB decide which qualifications are covered, click here.

If you know of a construction related qualification that is not listed, you can submit a suggest a qualification form and CITB will assess it against eligibility criteria.

If you need any help or guidance please give YCDI .Training a call on 01782 438813 and we will certainly help your query.

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