Found 230 funded projects. Funded projects are sorted in the most recent first.
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- Creation of demolition non-specific guidance notes
InnovationFunding topic:Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Small employer supportProject lead:National Demolition Training GroupAmount awarded:£17,670Project summary:
This project will produce 5 individual demolition specific sets of guidance notes. These guidance notes will be used by the Federation members and the wider industry to assist in ensuring that the knowledge of existing demolition sector staff including new employees is up to date providing access to clear, concise and current guidance notes, which ensure continued safe working and good practice.
- Developing timber frame manufacturing competence
InnovationFunding topic:Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and courses, Small employer supportProject lead:Structural Timber AssociationAmount awarded:£38,500Project summary:
The project will provide new competency based training materials which have been prioritised due to immediate demand from industry. These training materials will be available for electronic use.
These workbooks will be used specifically to support the delivery of the new Scottish Modern Apprenticeship programmes in Timber Frame Manufacture and Design, and to increase the skills, capability and capacity of the timber frame manufacturing using modern methods of construction.
After the project, the workbooks will be available to download from the Structural Timber Association website for industry to access and use.
- Development and delivery of environmental awareness training
InnovationFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses, Leadership and managementProject lead:Walters UK LtdAmount awarded:£9,000Project summary:
The project will build expertise in senior management through the IEMA Accredited Environmental Awareness course and use this expertise to develop and deploy be-spoke short-duration courses.
The training will adopt a modular structure to target particular specialisms. Developing modules rather than block courses allows the company to efficiently target specific job roles and remove non-essential content not relevant to the audience.
After the project the environmental awareness course will be developed and freely available upon request. 10 employers will have received the benefit of the training.
- Impact: CSR reporting for construction SMEs
InnovationFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Small employer support, Digital and new technology, Leadership and managementProject lead:National Federation of BuildersAmount awarded:£231,945Project summary:
Small employers often lack the skills to deliver corporate social responsibility, and so can miss the benefits to themselves and the community, including winning new contracts.
The project will develop and deliver an online diagnostic tool that identifies an organisation’s maturity in terms of corporate social responsibility.
This will help to develop participating employers’ skills and capacity in this area.
- Introduction to heritage construction skills
InnovationFunding topic:Learning resources, Sectors and roles, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Carmarthenshire Construction Training AssociationAmount awarded:£13,012Project summary:
The project will provide training focused on heritage construction. Thirty individuals currently following NVQ2 and 3 will benefit from this training. A third of buildings in Wales were built before 1919 and are different in both the materials used and the structure as compared to modern buildings. Existing NVQ courses provide no training on make and model of old buildings. Yet it is likely that learners will be required to work on old buildings during their career. This training will ensure the preservation of heritage.
- L5 accelerated graduate programme for leadership & management in the hire sector
InnovationFunding topic:Sectors and roles, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Hire Association EuropeAmount awarded:£52,500Project summary:
The project will pilot a Level 5 Accelerated Graduate Programme in Leadership & Management which has been developed and written specifically for the hire and rental sector.
Five modules will be contextualised: motivating people; making the financial case; customer relations; managing recruitment; effective leadership.
The long term objective is to encourage graduates to choose a career in the hire and rental industry to negate the impact of an aging workforce and to maintain a sustainable industry.
At the end of the project, a suite of resources will have been created contextualising ILM L5 to the hire and construction sectors, and these will have been piloted with graduates from industry.
- Multi-skilling in construction to address strategic industry priorities
InnovationFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resourcesProject lead:B4BoxAmount awarded:£48,000Project summary:
This project addresses the issues of supply and demand in multi-skilled training by:
- Increasing the quality of provision and capacity to train
- Raising awareness of the potential of multi-skilling to tackle strategic industry priorities
- Deliver quantifiable business and employee benefits.
- My home – assess and train 900 engineers nationwide
InnovationFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Small employer support, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Willmott DixonAmount awarded:£50,000Project summary:
The project will design a programme to assess and to train over 900 engineers nationwide to support them in developing skills needed to be a property maintenance engineer.
After the project industry efficiency will be increased by reducing travel time and ensuring jobs are completed on a first visit basis. This will increase customer satisfaction.
The resources used to achieve this will be available for industry to use.
- Online and virtual reality training
InnovationFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Careers and recruitment, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Small employer support, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Hire Association EuropeAmount awarded:£84,350Project summary:
The project is based on Hire Association Europe’s objective to invest in new technologies and make training more readily accessible to a wider audience using innovative solutions including 360 degree video, 3D animation, Virtual and Augmented reality and Oculus Rift.
Project delivery methods will include online, mobile, tablet and virtual reality. Topics will cover all of the construction industries key areas.
After the project, the 12 modules will be released through HAE tool hire depots so that VR training inductions can be delivered to customers and logged on a learner management system. The 12 modules and their digital assets will also be published through HAE's 'Project pHAEton' which will create a content creation and learning platform as part of CITB's Immersive Learning commission.
- Plant Hire SME Growth and Development
InnovationFunding topic:Learning resources, New qualifications and courses, Productivity and new ways of working, Sectors and roles, Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:Scottish Plant Owners AssociationAmount awarded:£52,800Project summary:
The project will provide training to meet the current skills shortage in plant operation by delivering business skills which will allow micro employers to grow and build capacity for the sector. A programme of training which will be delivered to senior managers and business owners. These skills include: entrepreneurship, business planning, ‘whole life cost’ buying, innovative procurement, risk assessment & control, method statements and compliance.