Funded Training for CITB Employers with CDC

Designed for construction employers up to 250 staff registered on the PAYE, this exceptional funding opportunity offers a robust solution for advancing employee training and achieving NVQ qualifications. Retrain and retain your workforce by accessing up to £50,000 in funding support per year.

Reinforce your company’s commitment to continuous development and competitive edge in the industry, secure funding for your training and NVQs!

CITB Levy registered companies can apply for funding twice in 12 months but can only have 1 live funding project at a time, as soon as the training has been evidenced employers can then apply for a second round of funding. These funds support the delivery of skills and training interventions.

The Skills & Training Fund has been designed to cover the difference in cost between your eligible CITB Grants and the costs with your training provider.

The amount of funding you can apply for depends on the number of PAYE staff in the business, see a breakdown below:

Small and micro-sized businesses;

Employers with CIS only (no PAYE) can receive up to £2,500.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

01 – 49 PAYE staff can receive up to £5,000.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

50 – 74 PAYE staff can receive up to £7,500.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

75 – 99 PAYE staff can receive up to £10,000.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

Medium-sized businesses;

​100 – 149 PAYE staff can receive up to £15,000.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

150 – 199 PAYE staff can receive up to £20,000.00 (twice a year, one project at the time)

200 – 250 PAYE staff can receive up to £25,000.00​ (twice a year, one project at the time)

As a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO), we work closely with local CITB Construction Groups and Advisors, who will be on hand to help you create your Skills and Training fund application.

We can incorporate a strategy to effectively bring all your training requirements for your staff to cost-neutral!

For further information please call one of our advisors on 020 8191 9090 or email info@cdc.org.uk 

Unlocking Mental Wellness: What to Expect from Our Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses

What to expect from our Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses

In today’s fast-paced world, mental health awareness has become more critical than ever. As society embraces the significance of mental well-being, CDC Group steps forward to equip individuals with the tools and knowledge needed to support themselves and others effectively.

When choosing to train with us, candidates take control of their learning and bring meaningful contributions from their personal and professional experiences which leads to a greater understanding of the world around them. Therefore the mental health sessions are always bespoke and tailored around their experiences.

Our Qualsafe Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses are meticulously designed to empower participants with invaluable insights and skills, fostering a culture of compassion and understanding. Here’s a glimpse into what you can anticipate from our transformative Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses:

Interactive Learning Experience

At CDC, we believe in the power of interactive learning. Our Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses blend theoretical knowledge with practical exercises and engaging discussions. Participants actively participate in role-plays, case studies, and group activities, honing their skills in real-life scenarios.

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Holistic Approach to Mental Health

Beyond crisis intervention, our courses emphasise a holistic approach to mental health wellness. Participants learn about self-care strategies, stress management techniques, and the importance of fostering a supportive work environment. By nurturing their own well-being, they become better equipped to support others effectively.

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Enhanced Confidence

Attending a mental health first aid course with CDC, it can help boost your confidence in addressing any mental health issues. Participants learn to approach sensitive conversations with empathy and non-judgment, knowing they have the knowledge and skills to offer appropriate support and guidance from our expert team of Trainers.

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Personal Growth

Beyond acquiring practical skills, attending a mental health first aid course fosters personal growth and self-awareness. Participants gain a deeper understanding of their own mental health and learn self-care strategies to maintain their well-being while supporting others.

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Private, Fun & Extremely Pleasant Environment to Learn & Grow

Here at CDC, we pride ourselves with providing you access to the best of facilities. From disabled access, to modern classrooms and toilet facilities, to free coffee and parking. Find out more by contacting us today.

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Community Impact

Our Mental Health First Aid Courses empower individuals to make a meaningful difference in their communities. Whether in schools, workplaces, or local communities, trained mental health first aiders play a vital role in promoting mental wellness and supporting those in need.

At CDC Group, our Level 3 Mental Health First Aid Courses are more than just running training sessions—they’re transformative experiences that empower individuals to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. From comprehensive curriculum to accredited instructors and ongoing support, we’re committed to equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to promote mental health wellness in your personal and professional life.

Join us on today on this journey towards a mentally healthier future.

Find out more or book your next training adventure with us today or find out more about our range of Construction Training Courses we offer via our Live Training Calendar at https://cdc.org.uk/training

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Building a Stronger Future: Leading Training Providers

Building a Stronger Future: Leading Training Providers

The UK’s construction industry is booming, with an increasing demand for skilled professionals than never. However, with this growth comes a need for highly trained and competent workers who can ensure the safety and quality of our buildings and infrastructure.

That’s where CDC Group comes in. We offer a wide range of on-site and off-site courses & training programmes to help individuals achieve the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the built environment. From basic Level 1 in H&S courses for Green Labourers’ CSCS Card, to highly specialised courses in areas such as gas engineering, plumbing or working at height, our courses are designed to meet the needs of both experienced workers and employers across the industry.

But Who Are We?

CDC Group is a multi-accredited training centre, founded in 2015 by Andrei Muntean, BSc (Hons), MCIOB, which is recognised for quality and affordability in construction training. By supporting not only the most important Tier 1 construction names in the UK, our brand is now one of the most important names in the UK’s construction training industry, built over 8 years of providing state-of-the-art courses to over 30,000 individuals to date.

All our approved NVQ programmes and courses are accredited and recognised by over 10 different Awarding Organisations, such as City & Guilds, EAL, IPAF, PASMA, NICEIC Certification, Gas Safe, ProQual, Pearson, CITB and Qualsafe. We deliver a wide-range of Working at Height, Construction, Health & Safety, Plumbing, Gas and CSCS Courses.

Find out more about the us by clicking here.

Adaptability & Flexibility

But training isn’t just about acquiring new skills. It’s also about staying up to date with the industry, latest technologies and innovation. Training it’s about ensuring that workers are best equipped with current and relevant knowledge which meets the ever-changing demands of our industry. With our state-of-the-art training facilities in Hemel Hempstead and highly experienced and qualified Instructors, Trainers & NVQ Assessors, we provide the hands-on, practical training that is vital for success in today’s construction industry.

Here at CDC Group, we believe that adaptability and flexibility are key. It’s simple: we adapt and we’re flexible to suit your requirements. Our comprehensive solutions of delivering training can include:

  • Delivering our courses to our premises
  • Delivering our courses to your premises, or on your live construction site
  • Delivering our courses entirely remotely, online
  • Hybrid delivery of our courses (theory part of our course completed online in advance, practical at our training centre)
  • Mobile delivery of our courses (we arrange for our training to be delivered at your premises, with our own equipment)

But we don’t just stop at training. By choosing to work with CDC Group, we offer a range of support services, such as job placement and mentoring, to help our candidates to succeed in their chosen careers.

Contact Us Today

So why wait? Invest in yourself and your future by enrolling on one of our training courses or NVQ programmes today. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your career to the next level, we have something for everyone. We’re here to assist in any way we can – give our friendly Customer Services Team a call today on 020 8191 9090 or drop us an email via info@cdc.org.uk we we will look forward to training you!

With CDC Group, you’ll be on your way to building a stronger future for yourself and the UK.

Find out more or book your next training adventure with us today or find out more about our range of Construction Training Courses we offer via our Live Training Calendar at https://cdc.org.uk/training

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Fast-track Route to MCIOB with our NVQ Level 7 Course

Fast-track Route to MCIOB with our NVQ Level 7 Course

Introducing our Fast-Track Route to MCIOB with our NVQ Level 7 Diploma in Construction Senior Management Course! Take the opportunity to become a CIOB Member via the shortened route by achieving your NVQ Level 7 with CDC Group today.

You’ll be assessed by our expert team of NVQ Assessors (MCIOB or FCIOB) so you can use your qualification to get you Chartered.

How does it work?

This course is aimed at experienced Construction Project Managers, Company Directors, or Senior Site Managers with experience in construction industry.  The whole programme will be delivered in a form of on-site and online assessments of your expertise.

Find out more about the Course Details by clicking here.

What is CIOB?

CIOB stands for the Chartered Institute of Building, a worldwide professional association which exists to promote and advance for the public benefit the science and practice of building and construction. It’s the ‘stop’ place for all managers and leaders in construction.

The CIOB is the most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, with around 50,000 members in more than 100 countries. Chartered Membership is comparable to a Bachelor’s degree and is recognised internationally. It brings many benefits, including the right to use MCIOB as a post nominal designation.

As a Chartered Member, your dedication to the industry, as well as your capabilities and experience can clearly be recognised by others.

Potential applicants for CIOB Membership will have to undertake a robust Professional Review process of their experience and expertise in construction management, through different several routes available. Levels of Membership include:

  • Applicant Member – ACIOB
  • Chartered Member – MCIOB
  • Fellow Member – FCIOB

What are the benefits?

Joining CIOB will boost your career. Chartered Membership gives you the right to add MCIOB after your name, which is respected by employers and organisations worldwide. You’ll be able to call yourself either a Chartered Construction Manager or Chartered Builder. And by doing so, clients and colleagues will know your dedication to our industry and recognise that your skills meet the highest international standards.

Not only that, but you will gain access to a range of services and benefits from the CIOB, that will support you.

Major Tier 1 Employers are looking for on the lookout for expert personnel all the time. Becoming MCIOB will boost your career and enhance your employability to such Employers – not only that, but you can take pride in your work and network with some 50,000 members across the world in the global construction industry.

Why CDC?

We pride ourselves on having highly ethical values by hiring the best industry professionals when assessing our accredited NVQs.

As a prospective NVQ Level 7 delegate with us, you will be assessed by a F/MCIOB NVQ Assessor, meaning that you can use your qualification to apply for your MCIOB via the shortened Professional Review. Despite other providers offering the same NVQ Level 7 qualifications, we are within very few Training Companies in the UK to employ NVQ Assessors which are also MCIOB or FCIOB with the Institute.

Please note that you won’t be able to use your NVQ Level 7 qualifications for using the CIOB shortened Professional Review if your Assessor is not at least MCIOB.

Fast-Track Route to MCIOB with our NVQ Level 7 Additional Information

Is the information about our Fast-track Route to MCIOB with our NVQ Level 7 Course not sufficient?

Find out more or Book your next training adventure with us today or find out more about our range of Construction Training Courses we offer via our Live Training Calendar at https://cdc.org.uk/training

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Introducing Our IPAF and PASMA Training Centre

We are absolutely delighted to introduce you to our COVID-19 safe, brand new, state of the art, IPAF & PASMA Training Centre which includes an indoor practical training facility.

Following another very challenging year in 2021, our team’s exceptional hard work and dedication have managed to finalise this project.

We’re pleased to say we can now accommodate any IPAF and PASMA training requirements you may have.

Our highly experienced Instructors will be able to provide theory, practical and e-Learning courses both at our training centre in Hemel Hempstead and anywhere in the UK, on site.

We are now pleased to announce that we are now taking bookings for IPAF and PASMA Training Courses, with immediate effect at our COVID19 Safe Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Book your adventure with us today or find out more about our range of courses at our Live Online Training Calendar at https://cdc.org.uk/training

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Click here to check out our IPAF and PASMA Courses.

CITB Approved Test Centre for CSCS Cards

CITB Approved Test Centre for CSCS Cards

CDC Group are delighted to introduce our brand new Internet Test Centre (ITC), approved by the CITB for the delivery of CSCS touchscreen tests.

CDC Group is an CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) and a Test Centre for HS&E Tests.

You will need to make sure that you prepare for the right HS&E Test via one of the official CITB approved available preparation materials (App, DVD, Download or Book).

If you are taking the CITB Health, safety and environment test to gain a card for access to construction sites please ensure you have checked the scheme requirements to ensure you are booking the correct level of test. 

1. Operatives Test at CITB Approved Test Centre for CSCS Cards

The operatives test examines HS&E awareness, helping to raise standards across the industry by ensuring all workers meet a minimum level of health, safety, and environmental awareness.

It lasts 45 minutes and is comprised of 50 questions made up of both behavioural case studies and knowledge questions.

A minimum mark of 45 out of 50 is required to pass. 

Voiceover Available (for candidates with English as second language)

For the HS&E Operatives test, voice-overs are available in the following languages:

• Bulgarian

• Czech

• French

• German

• Hungarian

• Lithuanian

• Polish

• Portuguese

• Punjabi

• Romanian

• Russian

• Spanish

2. Specialist Test at CITB Approved Test Centre for CSCS Cards

Specialist tests are taken in a variety of fields. They include questions surrounding the five core knowledge areas in addition to additional questions relevant to the specialist area(s) chosen and require a 45 out of 50 marks to pass.

The Specialists test is available in each of the following topics:

  • Supervisory (SUP)
  • Demolition (DEM)
  • Plumbing or gas (PLUM)
  • Highway works (HIW)
  • Specialist work at height (WAH)
  • Lifts and escalators (LAEE)
  • Tunnelling (TUNN)
  • HVACR – Heating and plumbing services (HAPS)
  • HVACR – Pipefitting and welding (PFW)
  • HVACR – Ductwork (DUCT)
  • HVACR – Refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC)
  • HVACR – Services and facilities maintenance (SAF)

3. Managers and Professionals (MAP) Test 

The test must be completed in 45 minutes and requires 46 out of 50 for a pass.

Please note a valid form of Photo ID (UK Driving Licence or Passport) is required at your test admission – we won’t be able to test without an original form of ID

(A list with Acceptable Form of ID’s is automatically being emailed once your booking has been confirmed).

Book your CITB HS&E Test today by simply clicking here giving us a call on 020 8191 9090 or drop us an email at info@cdc.org.uk

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Demand in ACS qualifications Re-Assessments Likely to Surge in Early 2021

As an accredited ACS Assessment Centre for Gas Safe Engineers, we are aware that the Gas Safe Register 6-month extension will soon be coming to an end – this means that we are expecting a sharp surge in registrations for our re-assessment courses.

The Gas Safe Register ® offered a 6-month extension for any gas engineers whose ACS Certification would be expiring during the COVID-19 pandemic, the intent was to cover the closure of training centres and help those who were unwell or shielding, and so were unable to train.

With this extension ending on the 31 March 2021, we are expecting a huge demand for our courses with the Gas Safe Register confirming an expected four-fold increase in the number of assessments that are due. We anticipate this will cause a backlog in re-assessments.

As we look to the start of the New Year 2021, we expect to see our course bookings increase, to ensure your certification remains valid we invite you to take advantage of our current prices and register now for your re-assessment course.

ACS qualifications At CDC Group

We offer a fully Covid-19 compliant, safe training environment at our brand new training facilities in Hemel Hempstead.

• From the 31 March 2021, normal ACS re-assessment timeframes will resume with no further extensions in place;
• Gas Safe Engineers whose ACS qualifications expired before 1st of October and who have been unable to attend reassessment due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been permitted to remain on the Register for up to six months after their current certification expiry date.
• Gas Safe Engineers whose qualifications expired on or after October 1st have until the 31st March to renew.

Don’t leave it too late, give us a call today if you wish to discuss your requirements or for more information or to book online please click here.

We are now pleased to announce that we take bookings for Domestic ACS Gas ReAssessment Courses, with immediate effect at our COVID19 Safe Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Find out more about our range of courses at https://cdc.org.uk/construction-training-and-courses-calendar/

Contact us today if you need more detailed information about ACS qualifications.

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Introducing IPAF eLearning Courses

Introducing IPAF eLearning Courses eLearning training programmes for Operators & Managers, here at CDC.

As an IPAF Approved Training Centre, we have been working hard to find alternatives to traditional face to face training, but still to provide you with high-quality engagement as part of the delivery of our courses.

Benefits of IPAF eLearning with CDC:

  • Flexible
  • Trainees complete the theory part anytime, anywhere, at their own pace, on their own devices
  • Highly Interactive
  • Engages trainees with games, quizzes, videos and simulations

IPAF’s eLearning Courses provides a flexible and enhanced online learning experience for mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) Operators and Managers training programmes. It provides the same high-quality theory training as you would receive in our classrooms and can be completed on your own device, anytime, at your own pace.

The course is suitable for all abilities, from those no prior knowledge or experience through to operators seeking to renew their PAL Cards or to qualify to operate other categories of MEWPs.

MEWP Operator eLearning 

IPAF eLearning Courses for MEWP operators is available for all MEWP categories (1a, 1b, 3a, 3b) and takes from around three hours to complete, depending on your level of MEWP knowledge. The eLearning module is divided into manageable sections that you can complete at your own pace. You can save and resume your training at any time.

MEWP operator eLearning does not replace practical training. Upon completion of your eLearning pre-theory test, you must pass a supervised theory test at our IPAF Approved Training Centre, in Hemel Hempstead.

You must also successfully complete a minimum of a half-day of practical training and testing before you are issued with a PAL Card as proof of your qualification of IPAF operator training.

IPAF MEWP Operator eLearning is available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

How to start your eLearning training:

  1. Contact us to register for IPAF MEWP Operator eLearning training.
  2. We will send you an email inviting you to begin your eLearning module.
  3. At the end of your eLearning module, you will need to complete an online pre-theory test.
  4. Once you have passed your pre-theory online test via eLearning, contact us again and schedule your theory test, practical training and assessment which will take place in person at our training centre.*

* Due to the coronavirus crisis, you now have up to 90 days (usually 45 days). From the date of completion of your pre-theory eLearning test to attend our training centre in order to take your supervised theory test and practical training and assessment modules. 

This timeframe will be monitored by IPAF in line with latest developments.

MEWPs for Managers eLearning Course

IPAF eLearning MEWPs for Managers training course covers what managers need to know for safe and effective use of MEWPs on site. This includes planning the job, conducting a risk assessment, selecting the right equipment for optimum cost-efficiency and mitigating all possible risks.

The course is suitable for all abilities and is open to those with no prior knowledge through to those who are very experienced.

This course is designed to be solely completed using our eLearning facility on your laptop, PC or tablet device. You should expect the course to take from around six to eight hours to complete, depending on your starting level of knowledge and experience. The course is divided into manageable sections that you can complete at your own pace. You can save and resume your training at any time.

How to start your eLearning training:

  1. Contact us to register for the IPAF MEWPs for Managers eLearning training course.
  2. We will send you an email inviting you to begin your eLearning training.
  3. At the end of your eLearning training, you will need to complete an online test.
  4. Once you have passed your online test, contact us again to apply for your IPAF MEWPs for Managers certificate.

Important: IPAF MEWPs for Managers eLearning programme utilises a sophisticated facial recognition system across online training and evaluation sessions to ensure your identity. This is to prevent any attempts to obtain the qualification through fraudulent means. Please ensure your device has a working camera facility.

CDC Group IPAF eLearning

For further information please contact our Customer Support Team at info@cdc.org.uk or 020 8191 9090.

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COVID-19 Update from CDC Group

COVID-19 Update from CDC Group

CDC takes the service it provides to delegates and apprentices, our duty of care to employees and our wider stakeholders very seriously.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the newly introduced lockdown in England for the period 06 November 2020 – 02 December 2020, we can confirm that our premises remain open and all our courses are being delivered as scheduled, adhering to strictest COVID-19 Health & Safety and hygiene rules.

We continue to monitor and follow the official advice and updates from the UK Government, WHO (World Health Organisation) and NHS to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and are committed to continuing to provide the quality of service that we are known for whilst ensuring that we take appropriate and swift action in order to protect all concerned.

For further information please contact our Customer Support Team at info@cdc.org.uk or 020 8191 9090.

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