CITB begins consultation on 1,000+ training standards

9 September 2019 | By Neil Gerrard

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to launch its biggest-ever consultation, as it seeks views on more than 1,000 new and existing construction training standards.

The CITB reviews and updates standards every five years to ensure they are up to date and relevant. It will be seeking views from industry across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

With so many different standards and trades involved, CITB is asking industry stakeholders how they would like to participate, which can include the following means:

The first step of the process is now under way, with six National Occupational Standards (NOS) suites which have been prioritised by Skills Development Scotland on behalf of the devolved nations being reviewed by CITB and additionally a large number of Short Duration Course Training Standards prioritised by CITB itself.

Mark Noonan, CITB industry relations director, said: “Standards underpin our industry, and CITB’s role is to reflect the opinions of industry, not define the standards ourselves. I would strongly urge industry to get involved – don’t let somebody else define your trade.”

Interested parties have until 20 September to give their views on how they would like to be canvassed.


Having been in the industry for the last 20 years and having worked for a variety of sized companies, I'd happily take part.
Happy to do a phone questionnaire or an online, however with online questionnaires you often feel pushed into accepting the less wrong answer, rather than your preferred one.

Trudy Stripp, 12 September 2019

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