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 

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.

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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 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.

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Leading Providers of Construction Online Courses via eLearning and Remote Training

As much as everyone, we have been researching and working hard to try and adapt our business to the current climate under the COVID-19 coronavirus global pandemic and try and support our staff and candidates during this difficult time as much as possible.

Led by innovation, we are delighted to announce that we are among the very first training organisation in the country to organise a 5 Days CITB SMSTS course entirely online – with a focus to organise most of our approved training programmes via Remote Training.

CITB has announced on 24th of April 2020 that are allowing providers to organise the Site Safety Plus (SSP) Courses entirely online with a close focus on the quality of the courses delivered, as part of their Emergency Training Provision under COVID-19 (Construction Online Courses).

We’ve been working and consulting with the CITB, and have implemented a unique way of delivering their training by Video Conference Training via Microsoft Teams. This will be easily accessible to anyone as soon as you have a secure internet connection, computer, webcam and a microphone.

As a result of this, we have now invested significant time to research and design bespoke training programmes for all of our training provision, via the same platform.

Currently, we are now delivering the following Construction Online Courses & Programmes online:

• 2 Days CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

• 1 Day CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS-R) Refresher

• 5 Days CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

• 2 Days CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

• Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

• EAL Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671 (18th Edition)

We’re also looking at how we can adapt our apprenticeship programmes to the current environment and will get back with updates/further announcements.

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Construction Online Courses at CDC Group

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CSCS to end NVQ exemptions for CITB HS&E Test from 2 September 2019

The CSCS skills card scheme is ending an exemption to the CITB health, safety and environment test following the consultation with its partners including the CITB. Normally, most applicants are required to achieve a recognised construction related qualification (usually an NVQ or SVQ) as well as pass the CITB safety test within the last two years.

CITB health, safety and environment test

If applicants have achieved an SVQ or NVQ within the last two years they currently do not have to sit the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test.

CSCS’s Director of Operations Gordon Jenkins commented saying: “ CSCS are bound by the requirements of the Industrial Strategy for Construction. The Industrial Strategy is overseen by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) who, in 2015, announced that all card schemes displaying the CSCS logo should only issue skilled cards to applicants who hold nationally recognised construction related qualifications and have passed a separate health and safety element.

Accepting the recent completion of an SVQ or NVQ as an exemption to taking the test is no longer in step with the wishes of the industry and as such the exemption will be withdrawn.”

Contact us today if you need more detailed information about this test.

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We have chosen WoRC to be our partner charity this year

CDC is delighted to sponsor WoRC – Work Rights Centre.

WoRC is a registered charity dedicated to ending in-work poverty by helping workers exit precarious work: poorly paid, unprotected, and insecure employment. Our common aims and mission are to help workers across all industries to learn about their rights and help them spot the signs of unsafe working conditions.

All workers in the Construction Industry must have the required skills, training and qualifications (NVQs). Incorrect training poses also a high health and safety risk to workers and construction companies.

The Construction Industry is a major component of the UK economy. In its diversity, it may range from infrastructure to mining, or from maintenance to workforce training. In 2014, construction output was £103 billion, 6.5% of GDP and in the first quarter of 2019 registered an output of £28.5 bn. In terms of employment, over 2.1 million people are employed in the Construction Industry. This places a huge responsibility on all stakeholders involved to protect all workers and prevent the exploitation at all levels. It is key therefore for construction workers to know how to access adequate training and recognized qualifications.

CDC is committed to working with all partners in the sector to help meet their social responsibility commitments and build meaningful support for causes such as combating precarious work.

Join us in supporting the Work Rights Centre by donating here.

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We are a recognised CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO)

In February 2018 we have become a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO)

The status that is awarded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to training providers in the industry. This comes as recognition of our high working standards and confirms that we have successfully passed the CITB’s approval process.

The benefits of being a CITB Approved Training Organisation provider:

CITB ATO training providers are recognised for delivering good quality training that meets the industry approved standards.

CITB ATO training providers are part of the CITB’s automated grant payments system, making it easier for employers to book courses with us for their workers and be reimbursed for it.

Currently, employers can claim a £600 achievement grant per learner, upon completion of the construction-specific short period vocational qualifications (NVQs). Full details of the available grants can be found on CITB’s website.

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