Found 232 funded projects. Funded projects are sorted in the most recent first.
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- Energy efficiency measures for older and traditional buildings
Training and developmentFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Sectors and roles, Small employer support, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Federation of Master BuildersAmount awarded:£49,940Project summary:
The project will pilot a Level 3 course developed through a year-long delivery programme. It will include a joint collaboration between the FMB, the National Trust, and Edwards Hart Consulting.
The objective is to increase the level of knowledge and understanding on how to apply energy efficient improvements to traditional and older buildings and building methods. These buildings represent more than 25% of the UK's building stock, amongst the mainstream general building sector.
After the project, the SQA L3 Award will be available to industry from the SQA website.
- Essential industry image, competencies and training
Training and developmentFunding topic:Sectors and roles, Small employer support, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Roofing Industry AllianceAmount awarded:£299,100Project summary:
The project will deliver against top priority areas. These top priority areas are:
- Reducing skills shortage of fully competent and qualified roofers who hold a relevant CSCS card
- Reducing skills shortage of fully qualified competent roofing managers who hold a relevant CSCS card
- Increase the profile of the roofing industry as a preferred career choice amongst school leavers
- Create apprenticeship places
- Create training incentives and corporate incentives/achievements.
- Home Building Skills Partnership
Training and developmentFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Small employer support, Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and courses, Leadership and management, Changing industry cultureProject lead:Home Builders FederationAmount awarded:£2,726,165Project summary:
The project will develop a sector infrastructure that will define how we attract, train and retain a skilled and professional workforce sufficient to build over 1 million new homes in the next 5 years.
By engaging up to 100 homebuilders and targeting specific occupations, and with the support and leadership of the homebuilders. The project will create and develop an industry-responsive infrastructure which will communicate the benefits of smart recruitment, training and retaining to up to 3,500 homebuilders and homebuilding supply chain companies across the UK.
- Infrastructure 21 - implementation
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Sectors and roles, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:Civil Engineering Contractors AssociationAmount awarded:£385,500Project summary:
The Infrastructure 21 project is a cross-industry collaboration that focuses on ensuring that the UK’s infrastructure supply chain has the competence and capacity to deliver a 50% increase in output in the next five years. It will develop and deliver upskilling for supply chain firms, targeted directly at those areas identified by industry as priorities through an extensive industry survey.
- Infrastructure Development Programme
Training and developmentFunding topic:Sectors and roles, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:Civil Engineering Contractors AssociationAmount awarded:£1,116,000Project summary:
The project will develop a sustainable model for specialist infrastructure training provision, creating a structured framework that allows employees in the sector to develop the core skills that they require to operate in key roles in the sector where skills shortages currently exist. The end-state will be a self-sustaining training model that is developed by industry, for industry; providing targeted training that would not otherwise be readily available for companies in the sector.
- On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT)
Training and developmentFunding topic:Sectors and roles, Small employer supportProject lead:Finishes and Interiors SectorAmount awarded:£200,000Project summary:
This project will reduce the skills gap and increase training expenditure by delivering a programme of enhancements to SME employers in the finishes and interiors sector to achieve L2 NVQs in appropriate occupation.
The benefits will primarily enhance collaborative working and increase value added per employee.
- OSAT NVQ for the dry lining and plastering sector
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Sectors and roles, Small employer supportProject lead:Dry Lining and Plastering Training ForumAmount awarded:£180,000Project summary:
The project will provide demand-led OSAT training for the finishes and interiors sector. This project will address the growing need for NVQs in the sector. It will engage 100 companies in the process, ensuring the inclusion of 25% disengaged employers who have not availed of CITB funding or grants in past 3 years. The delivery model for this project will assist in alleviating key skills issues for the sector and will provide a foundation for further funding which will have additional impact on the company/ individual.
- Quality and skills training 'Spotlight on the industry'
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Careers and recruitment, Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Small employer supportProject lead:British Drilling AssociationAmount awarded:£33,950Project summary:
The project is an awareness campaign which will emphasise the importance of employing competent, highly trained and professional companies and personnel; increase training of new Apprenticeships and increase NVQ uptake; ensure that educational institutions charged with training future workforces understand the importance of relevant and compulsory qualifications. It will produce a paper: ‘Spotlight on Industry’ - this paper will share findings devised from this awareness campaign. It will be published in industry-specific journals to raise awareness and trigger debate
- Reinforced Concrete Frame upskilling
Training and developmentFunding topic:Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and courses, Small employer supportProject lead:ConstructAmount awarded:£154,788Project summary:
The project will work specifically with SMEs with less than 200 PAYE employees to:
- Promote the introduction of a new level 2 vocational qualification for Formwork Erector/Striker
- Upskill operatives to achieve currently available level 2 qualifications relevant to the RC Frame Sector
- Create a skills and competence pathway model to demonstrate how an individual can become trade qualified through an apprenticeship.
- Site manager training package
Training and developmentFunding topic:Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:The Isle of Wight Construction Training GroupAmount awarded:£22,382Project summary:
The project will deliver a package of training that will enable companies to upskill existing workers from the IOWCTG membership that is experiencing a shortage of qualified site managers. This is achieved by enrolling on the NVQ6 Site Management programme This programme is supported by classroom based face-to-face interactive training of Nationally recognised site manager qualifications which are not ordinarily available on the Island.