Found 226 funded projects. Funded projects are sorted in the most recent first.
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- Asbestos in soil E-learning training package
InnovationFunding topic:Digital and new technology, Learning resources, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:KierAmount awarded:£55,240Project summary:
- To develop e-training modules as part of training for people who will knowingly disturb asbestos, that is doing non-licensable work (NLW) and the annual refresher training. It can be used as a standalone training tool and also complementary to current format of training that most people is receiving.
- To develop a way to assess the impact of the e-training after it is launched.
- Assessor training and certification: Development of present employees
Training and developmentFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Sectors and rolesProject lead:Ayrshire Coatings LtdAmount awarded:£8,560Project summary:
An employer-led project to increase availability of on-site assessment provision in the Finishing sector, in Scotland and North England. This employer will upskill 3 employees to become qualified assessors through working in partnership with Ayrshire Construction Training Group.
- Boosting Infrastructure Productivity Programme
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry cultureProject lead:CECAAmount awarded:£684,338Project summary:
This project will support infrastructure suppliers to be ready for Project 13, a fundamental change in how the sector’s clients deliver high performing infrastructure.
Project 13 was launched in May 2018. It seeks to develop a new business model – based on an enterprise, not on traditional transactional arrangements – to boost certainty and productivity in delivery, improve whole life outcomes in operation and support a more sustainable, innovative, highly skilled industry.
A major challenge for the roll out of Project 13 will be training and development of the workforce to deliver improved productivity. As Project 13 is a new initiative, there is no existing training provision.
The group’s proposal is to develop and deliver a Boosting Infrastructure Productivity syllabus focusing on Project 13, with a sustainable model that can continue after the funded period.
- Developing Digital Leadership Skills in Construction SMEs (Giving leaders the skills to drive digital change)
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:Gloucestershire Construction Training GroupAmount awarded:£48,000Project summary:
This project will help leaders of small and medium employers identify digital solutions that increase productivity by exploring repetitive, time consuming process and other areas of waste, and identify digital solutions. Solutions will be taken through a process of product identification, benefit analysis, change management and implementation.
It will do this through discussion-led training and workshops, discovery sessions to identify new solutions and a 'digital board room' where participating leaders can collaborate and discuss best practice in business improvement.
After the project, all the materials used in delivery and guidance on the approach will be made freely available on an online platform. This will disseminated through the wider training group network so that others can emulate the approach. The digital boardroom will continue to be available for leaders to share best practice in digital adoption.
- Digital leaders: taking action on construction’s digital future (Giving leaders the skills to drive digital change)
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, Leadership and managementProject lead:National Federation of BuildersAmount awarded:£103,767Project summary:
The project will deliver digital change in construction companies by upskilling leaders by developing three leadership training programmes that adopt an action learning approach.
This method delivers change through achievable cycles of learn / test / do / review that allow leaders to undertake gradual stages of digital adoption, learn through the process but also taking practical steps to digitalise during the training. These programmes will increase adaptive capability and approaches to unlock and exploit digital opportunities within the sector.
Each training programme is proposed to be accredited with ILM at L3 (team level); L5 (departmental level); L7 (organisational level). The project aims to ensure training is eligible for grant funding as an exit strategy. 48 construction companies will each put two leaders through the programme. This will help to unlock digital change at strategic and operational levels of a business.
After the project participating employers will have taken measurable steps to digitalisation. The qualifications will be available for industry to access and benefit from. NFB will follow process to ensure they are eligible for grant funding.
- Downloading a Digital Mindset (Giving leaders the skills to drive digital change)
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:Supply Chain SchoolAmount awarded:£309,860Project summary:
The project will draw learning and best practice from Tideway, one of the UKs leading digitalised infrastructure projects. Costain, Skanska and the Supply Chain School’s main infrastructure contractors will provide insight and experiences to create a blend of online and face to face digital leadership training modules.
Over three years, the programme will equip managers and leaders with the skills and technology knowledge to embed a digital approach into their business strategies. It will combine training in behavioural skills with a toolbox knowledge of digital products and how they will be implemented. The supply chains of the Tier 1 contractors partnering on the project will be engaged so as to achieve significant industry engagement during the project.
After the project, participating employers will have taken measurable steps to digitalisation. All content will be sustained on the Supply Chain School platform and made freely available to industry, supported by the Supply Chain School members. Partnerships with Microsoft and Google are also being explored.
- Establishing Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) - Giving leaders the skills to drive digital change
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, Leadership and management, Small employer supportProject lead:Willmott DixonAmount awarded:£198,908Project summary:
The project will deliver skills and knowledge to enable business leaders across the supply chain to embed digital ledger technology (DLT / block chain) by demonstrating the business case for doing so, as well as practical digital concepts and methods. It will provide guidance on enhancements to existing processes and behaviours to enable this technology to be adopted.
The project will establish a network of champions and pathfinders across the supply chain to aid communication and engagement supporting the validation of digital ledger technology. It will develop training content that will upskill construction leaders across the supply chain in how to fully unlock this technology.
After the project, participating employers will have taken measurable steps to digitalisation. A white paper will report on the training outcomes and provide best practice guidance on how to embed DLT in the supply chain. The training materials use to achieve this will be made freely available to industry.
- Improving performance through better procurement practices (Performance through Procurement)
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:Action Sustainability LtdAmount awarded:£1,060,472Project summary:
“Performance through Procurement” brings together 11 of our Partners who are tier 1 contractors, their key supply chain members and client organisations to drive increased performance through the adoption of better procurement and supply chain management practices and improved collaboration.
We will achieve this through five key activities:
- Developing a supply chain performance dashboard - to track performance improvements.
- Developing a procurement skills diagnostic tool - to assess the training needs of participants.
- Developing 8 CPD accredited training courses, 8 e-learning modules and an online resource library of learning videos, materials and tools.
- Delivering 92 training sessions and over 200 days of coaching through three work streams:
- 40 organisations participating in 10 supply chain improvement projects.
- Direct trainer led delivery to 400 supply chain organisations in the 3 target sectors.
- 300+ organisations access procurement training through our online portal.
- Monitoring the impact of our training interventions.
- Lean Procurement Development Pathway
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry cultureProject lead:BAM NuttallAmount awarded:£635,565Project summary:
The BAM Nuttall and LCI project will implement a value-driven approach to procurement, which will replace the current cost/price-driven, low margin and low-investment transactional procurement model.
Their approach will establish clear goals and prioritize benefit creation for clients, investors and companies at every level and in every element of the value stream.
- Improving performance through better procurement practices
Training & DevelopmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, New qualifications and courses, Small employer supportProject lead:Nottingham Trent UniversityAmount awarded:£660,704Project summary:
This project will involve the implementation of an “Integrated Value-based Supply Chain (IVSC)” procurement approach for the delivery of local authority (LA) projects. According to industry forecasts, the LA building sector fared poorly in 2018, and is expected to continue to underperform relative to the housing and infrastructure sectors. This new procurement approach will embed processes and practices that drive productivity improvements through innovation and a focus on collaborative value addition by Tier-2, and Tier-3 organisations.