Construction and related industry support

CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) grant

Thanks to the British Woodworking Federation and Achieve+Partners, CITB have confirmed that the following standards have been approved for apprenticeship grant funding:

  • Wood Products Manufacturing Level 2
  • Furniture Manufacturer Level 2

Over 2 years this equates to £8,500 for the employer:

  • 1st year attendance – £2,500
  • 2nd year attendance – £2,500
  • Completion – £3,500

Eligible employers will need to undertake the CITB apprenticeship YNET process to register and receive these grants

Fitted Furniture Apprenticeship recognised for CSCS Card

Achieve+Partners are delighted to confirm that we have secured recognition from CSCS for the Furniture Manufacturer – Fitted Furniture Installer apprenticeship standard to be accepted for the Blue Skilled Worker CSCS card.

Apprentices are also able to apply for an Apprentice card. They will need to be registered with Achieve+Partners and request a letter confirming their registration to submit to CSCS.

Apprentices who have achieved the apprenticeship can apply for a Skilled – Blue – CSCS Card they will need to have achieved their EPA with Achieve+Partners and request a CSCS endorsed certificate and pass the CSCS operatives test within the past two years.

To request a registration letter or certificate please email with your full name and contact details.

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