Luddon Training CSCS Industry Accreditation Update

09 February 2017

CSCS has announced it is developing plans to move all Industry Accreditation (IA) also known as Grandfathers rights cardholders to a recognised qualification.

What does this mean for current card holders?

In the meantime existing IA card holders can continue to renew their cards in accordance with the scheme rules. These cards will include Blue Skilled worker, Gold Supervisory and Black Managers cards that state on the back of the card gained through Industry accreditation.
The withdrawal of Industry Accreditation will be the final step towards achieving the Construction Leaderships Councils requirement of ensuring nationally recognised qualifications are in place for all occupations.
What can you do now to get ahead of the scheme?

If you are a CITB registered Employer - take advantage of the CITB Flexible Skills & Training Fund to gain the relevant qualification whilst funds are available to cover the cost before the option to renew is removed and the requirement to complete the appropriate qualification is mandatory.

Applications for CITB Flexible Skills and Training Fund opened on 7 February 2017 and will remain open until 20 November 2017

Who can apply?

CITB registered construction employers with fewer than 100 direct employees.
Eligible applicants can submit an application at any time from 7 February 2017 to 20 November 2017, and accumulated applications will be scored at six points in the window. 

How much can I apply for?

  • Up to 10k – less than 100 direct employees
  • Up to 7.5k – less than 75 direct employees
  • Up to 5k – less than 50 employees

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