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Funding may be available from the following sources:


For companies who are in-scope to CITB/Cskills, visit the CITB/CSkills grant pages.

CITB-ConstructionSkills Grants exist to ensure the long term growth and developments of the industry by means of a dedicated scheme that helps to contribute towards the costs of training, recognised qualifications and development.


All employer companies who are registered with CITB/Cskills can claim a grant, even those who don’t pay levy. You can claim a grant for all your employees and the labour-only sub-contractors you use may qualify for many of the grants that are on offer. For full details of the grants available and the terms and conditions that apply, including closing dates, visit the grants section at CITB/Cskills website or, if you prefer to discuss with an advisor, telephone :

England 0344 994 4455 levy.grant@cskills.org

Scotland 0344 994 8800 levy.grant@cskills.org

Wales 0344 994 7000 levy.grant@cskills.org

How we help your claim go smoothly

As part of our service, providing we have been given their 7 digit levy number, Central Training Services Limited will notify CITB/Cskills using their (CITB/Cskills) web based system of any delegates who attend a course with us if their company is an in-scope company. If this facility is not available for the particular course or certification, we will assist our client to complete a relevant manual claim form. This allows CITB/Cskills to issue a pre-populated form for our client to sign confirming their right to any grant monies. If we have someone complete an SVQ through SQA, we will assist the client to complete the relevant grant claim form/s if not automatically raised by CITB/Cskills.

For companies in Scotland visit Skills Development Scotland.

Flexible Training Opportunities

Flexible Training Opportunities gives Scottish businesses with up to 100 employees the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000 towards employee training costs. Funding is available for up to 10 employees per business and the money is not a loan so there is no requirement to pay it back. SDS will refund up to 50% of each episode of employee training up to a maximum of £500 for each employee.

How to apply

Complete the Flexible Training Opportunities Application Form from SDS website. Included in this document are help notes for completing the form and a rules and guidance section. Send the completed application form by email to: FlexibleTrainingOpportunities@sds.co.uk.

For further details and a list of the types and levels of training that are eligible for support see  the SDS website or if you require assistance or would prefer to discuss with an advisor telephone the SDS free helpline on 0800 783 6000

How we help your claim go smoothly

Having experience of this system (from both sides) Central Training Services Limited, as part of our service, assist clients to complete their SDS application forms and furnish the required evidence to allow payment of any agreed grant.



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