SPECIALIST APPLIED - SKILLS PROGRAMMES - CITB fully funded
 
WHY EMPLOY AN APPRENTICE? 
 
Because building tomorrow starts with an Apprentice
 
The aim of the industry is to recruit and train people of all ages so they can have a career in the roofing industry.  The Specialist Applied-Skills Programmes (apprenticeship) are an excellent way to provide workers with the foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in roofing.
 
  • The opportunity for a person of any age to learn a new trade (no age limit)
  • The opportunity to combine off and on-site learning over a set timescale
  • An opportunity for employees to gain formal qualifications
  • An opportunity for employers to plan for the future
  • CITB grants are available to cover employer costs  
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SPECIALIST APPLIED-SKILLS PROGRAMME (apprenticeships)
As an accredited Assessment Centre for CSkills (CITB), the South West Training Group is able to offer The Specialist Applied-Skills Programme (SAP) in 2 roofing disciplines:
  • Roofing Occupations - Roof Slater and Tiler
  • Cladding Occupations - Roof Sheeting and Cladding
The apprenticeship is a 12 month off-site training and qualification programme at one of our dedicate training centres in either Exeter, Devon or Melksham, Wiltshire.  There is a further 6 month on-site assessment period, where one of our fully qualified assessors will visit the new entrant on-site and asses the delegate at work. 
 
The programme offers the practical and theoretical knowledge required to achieve the NVQ Level 2 qualification.  Once achieved, the new entrant will be able to apply for their blue ‘Skilled Worker’ CSCS card.
Please note: the delegate must complete the Health and Safety test (specific to working at heights) in the last 2 years in order to apply for this card.
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FUNDING AND FEES
 
The Specialist Applied-Skills Programme is currently grant aided to the tune of £1290.00
Please note, that to qualify you must be/have:
    - Employers must be registered with CITB-ConstructionSkills and have completed the latest levy return
    - Apprentices must not have received grants for any other level 2 apprenticeship and cannot have more than one other level 2 NVQ
    - Apprentices must be paid via PAYE
 
The following shows a breakdown of the funding available and cost of training:
 
CITB Grants Available for the Employer (claimed back by the SWRTG):
£460 Tier 2 Grants for course modules
£200 Tier 1 Grants for course modules
£600 Achievement Grant on Certification
Total grants : £1290.00
 
Fees Payable by the Employer:
NVQ registration fee £82.00 + VAT payment in advance of training
NVQ Assessment fee £1000.00 + VAT (paid in £500 instalments - terms available)
Total payable = £1082.00 + VAT
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