CITB has announced that CITB grants will apply in the new grants scheme year from 1 August 2013 – 31 July 2014.

The current increased grant of £50 for Training and Development Plans and Short Duration Courses will continue until at least 31 July 2014.

Attendance grants for technical and professional short term courses will rise from £30 to £50 per day with a maximum of 35 days (£1,750) per person during the grants scheme year.

The current increased grant of £610 for plant VQs will be maintained for the first 10,000 claims.
The current premium of £250 on top of the standard VQ rate of £400 will no longer be available for achievements at VQ Level 4 and above.

Discussions are ongoing within CITB and a final list of changes will be published in advance of the new grants scheme year.

For more information on how you can take advantage of the support available for training, call CITB on 0344 994 4455 or visit