Training Courses

The Group does not have a fixed training base, preferring to have the flexibility which comes from being able to organise specific courses in the most advantageous geographic locations, with cost effective course providers, as and when demand arises.

Excellent contacts are maintained between the Group and the numerous accredited training providers within the County. Wherever practically possible only CITB accredited ATOs (Authorised Training Organisations) are used to provide courses as the use of ATOs offers a member the simplest means of reclaiming grants.

Currently the CITB "Skills and Training Fund" offers an excellent opportunity for businesses employing less than 100 staff to avail themselves of significant additional training grants (up to £10,000). The Group assists its members to understand, formulate and apply for funding under this scheme.

From time to time the Group itself has additional funds to pass on to its members for training purposes and enquiries are welcome.

The range of courses offered to its members is extensive and includes all Site Safety Plus programmes, IPAF, PASMA, CISRS, First Aid, Management Development, Confined Space, Asbestos Awareness, Fire Safety, COTS and Health and Safety Awareness plus many more.