Special Offers & Funding

CITB Skills and Training Fund (S&TF)

CITB registered and in-scope customers with less than 100 employees are able to apply to CITB for grants and Skills and Training Funding (S&TF) that would cover the full cost of training.  The only stipulation is that the training must be one of the courses listed on the CITB Website, however, there are just over 1,500 to choose from.

Employers are entitled to claim for the following:

  • Between 1 and 49 employees – Up to £5,000;
  • Between 50 and 74 employees – Up to £7,500; and
  • Between 75 and 99 employees – Up to £10,000.

This funding is paid up front and in a lump sum to allow the employers to book training as and when they need throughout the year.  There are monthly deadlines for applications so you normally don’t have to wait for long to submit an application form.  You will usually find out if your application was successful around 2 weeks after submission with the funding being paid a couple of weeks after that.

Employer Network -Grant Back – Scottish Civils Training Group – Great Opportunity – Scotland 

The employer network pilot is designed to make it really easy for you and your staff to do training – without the need to make any short duration grant claims to CITB.

We understand that training is another thing on your long list of admin, so this pilot is our approach to tackling the skills shortage in your area and making finding and accessing training as easy as possible for you. This pilot is aimed at all civil engineering companies throughout Scotland plus any CITB registered companies in the Highlands & Islands area:

As CITB’s CEO Tim Balcon puts it:

“This pilot is about putting employers in the driving seat to identify and address their local skills challenges and how best CITB can align funding and resources to support their skills needs”.

Put simply, if you are a company registered with CITB, you tell us (SCTG) what your training priorities are, we find suitable training and help fund it. You just need to turn up, learn and reap the benefits.

You might want construction skills; business skills; digital skills; health and safety qualifications; or future skills (such as net-zero). Whatever your priorities, the employer network is designed to help – you determine the skills priorities. It will also benefit your sub contractors / supply chain companies who are CITB registered and may not bother claiming grant.

Who is running the employer network in Scotland?

This pilot is a GRANT BACK scheme. Essentially we (SCTG) have been given funds to use to give to CITB registered companies on successful completion of training – instead of claiming short duration grant.

The employer network is independently led by Scottish Civils Training Group (SCTG), and funded by CITB. SCTG already offer discounted training through our network of training providers and this project will provide GRANT BACK directly to CITB registered companies after attendance and payment. For companies with 25 or fewer employees we will pay you 75% of the cost of the training, all larger companies will receive 50% grant back.

You will not need to claim CITB short duration grant for any courses carried out under this pilot scheme.

How do I get involved?

Contact us using the form below or email info@scottishcivilstraining.co.uk or call either Teri or Jenny on 07903 409055/6

We hope you will find this a much easier way to get training for you and your team. If the pilot is a success it will help shape how CITB funding can help with the real skill shortages you and others in the industry face.

Microsoft Technical Training

We are offering a huge reduction on all 5 day public scheduled Microsoft Technical courses that are confirmed to run in Inverness.

  • Microsoft Technical – All of our 5 day public confirmed Microsoft courses will be reduced by 50%!
  • RRP £1990 + VAT – Special Offer Price  £995 + VAT

If you are interested in taking advantage of these offers and there are no current dates scheduled for the course you would like to attend please e-mail enquiries@synergietraining.co.uk with the course title.

Transition Training Fund – Skills Development Scotland

  • You must be resident in Scotland
  • You have been made redundant or currently at risk of redundancy from the Oil and Gas Sector or its’ supply chain
  • You have worked in the Oil and Gas sector or the supply chain as an employee or contractor
  • You must be able to show that the training will help you get a new job
  • You must be actively seeking employment
  • You have not committed to, or undergone, the course of training you’re looking for funding for

CITB Skills and Training Fund

What this fund is for:

Skills and training funding provides an extra incentive to small employers to deliver construction training which align with CITB’s grant scheme. This funding also supports training interventions in management & leadership.

Who can apply for funding:

CITB-registered employers with up to 99 PAYE staff. Employers can apply for Skills and training funding once every 12 months.

How much can you apply for:

CITB-registered employers can apply for funding related to how many direct employees they have:

  • Employers with 1 to 49 PAYE staff can receive up to £5,000.
  • Employers with 50 to 74 PAYE staff can receive up to £7,500.
  • Employers with 75 to 99 PAYE staff can receive up to £10,000.

How to apply:

To apply for skills and training funds, please read the guidance notes provided in the application form (PDF 226KB).

To complete and submit the form, you should:

  1. Download the application form and save it to your computer
  2. Complete all fields
  3. Ensure that you regularly save this application to your desktop to prevent loss of data
  4. Save and send the completed form to