Archive for November, 2019

Skills and Training Fund

We all know how important Training is for companies of all sizes.  If you’re a small business struggling to allocate funding resources to your training, there are solutions available such as the CITB Skills and Training Fund. CITB have an £8 million Skills & Training Fund (STF) available to provide assistance specifically for micro and small construction companies to develop a stronger skills base.

The STF can only be used for training and pays

  • £5000 (0-49 employees)
  • £7500 (50-74 employees)
  • £10,000 (75-100 employees)

CITB registered employers can apply for funding every year, with the funding year running from 1 April to 31 March.

Courses Supported

The fund supports all construction related training courses which last less than one year. Many of the short courses in our portfolio are suitable, including PASMA, SMSTS, SSSTS and MEWPS. All construction related NVQs at all levels are also suitable. You can find the list of NVQs and short courses we offer here.

Geason can help you find the right training courses for your business. We listen to what you want and when you want it and only then start to work with you to design the programme you need. We can help you to utilise funding opportunities available by discussing the right course for you and guide you through the funding process.

Get in touch today.

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Gear up for CSCS card changes with training

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has been on a mission to ensure the industry is 100 per cent qualified rather than 100 per cent carded.  This means that Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will stop issuing the site visitor card from 28th February 2020. 

All construction site visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire on 31st August 2020 and are non-renewable. 
All construction site visitor cards issued before 3rd September will remain valid until their expiry date.

Due to these changes all visitor card holders must take the necessary steps to replace their cards with a card that matches their job role, level of experience and qualification. 

Whether you are focused on a specific field, a more general approach in construction, gaining or upgrading a CSCS card, we are here to help.

Our highly skilled and experienced trainers deliver and assess NVQs for many of the leading employers in the construction industry. We will conduct training either in the workplace or at one of our training centres. Our key strength is the flexibility that ensures we work with both employers and learners to find the correct balance of training to suit both parties.

We can deliver NVQs in the following trades:

  • General Construction
  • Bricklaying
  • Plastering
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Passive Fire Protection
  • Decorative Finishing
  • Dry Lining Fixing
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Site Logistics
  • Cladding Occupations
  • Site Supervision

For more information, contact us to discuss your requirements today.
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