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Short qualifications we pay grant for

We pay grant for the short qualifications listed below. If we have listed pathways below the qualification title, only those listed are eligible for grant.

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Management qualifications - £1500

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Built Environment Design Management

  • VQ

6

9

Construction Contracting Operations Management

  • VQ

6

9

Construction Site Management

  • VQ

6

10

Construction Senior Management

  • VQ 

7

11

Senior Site Inspection

  • VQ

6

 

Supervision Qualifications - £1250

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Built Environment Design

  • VQ

3

6

Construction Contracting Operations

  • VQ

3

6

Construction Site Supervision

  • VQ
4 7

Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

3

6

Site Inspection

  • VQ

3

6

Surveying, Property and Maintenance

  • VQ

3

6

Rainscreen Cladding Qualifications - £1000

Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Cladding Occupations (Construction) -Rainscreen Wall Cladding Systems

 

  • VQ

 

3

6

All other full qualifications - £600

Qualifications are listed alphabetically under their sector heading.

Access and rigging

Access and rigging
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Access Operations and Rigging (Construction)

 

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Scaffolding

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Steeplejacking (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Architectural Technology

Architectural Technology
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Architectural Technology

  • Advanced Certificate

 

7

Asbestos

Asbestos
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland 

Asbestos Awareness

  • Award

2

 

Asbestos Removal for Operatives

  • Certificate

2

 

Licensed Asbestos Removal for Contract Managers

  • Diploma

4

 

Supervising Licensed Asbestos Removal (Construction)

  • VQ  

3

 

Building maintenance

Building maintenance
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Building Control

  • VQ

6

 

Building Control Surveying

  • CIOB Diploma

4

 

Building Control Technical Support

  • VQ

3

 

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

  • RICS Certificate

 

 

Building, Installation and Property Maintenance Skills

  • Award
  • Certificate

3

 

Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

 

Building Maintenance Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Construction Crafts - Property Maintenance 

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

External Render (Construction)

  • VQ
 

5

External Render (Manual and machine applied)

  • VQ
2  

Knowledge of Construction Maintenance Operations (Multi-skilled Repair and Refurbishment) 

  • Diploma

2

 

Maintenance Operations

  • Award
  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

5

Multi-skilled Operations for Property Maintenance

  • Diploma

2

 

Property Maintenance Operations

  • Diploma

2

 

Principles of Multi-skilled Repair and Refurbishment (Construction Maintenance Operations)

  • Diploma

2

 

Built environment design

Built environment design
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Built Environment

  • Advanced Certificate

 

7

Construction Contracting Operations and Consultancy Practice

  • Diploma
  • VQ

7

 

Mini MBA in Built Environment Project and Contracts Management

  • Certificate

 

 

Carpentry and joinery

Carpentry and joinery
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Bench Joinery

  • Diploma
2 and 3

5

Building and Installation Skills (1st and 2nd Fix Joinery)

  • Award

3

 

Carpentry

  • VQ

2

 

Carpentry and Joinery (Construction)

  • VQ

2

5 AND 6

Construction Crafts - Carpentry and Joinery

  • Diploma

2

 

Site Carpentry

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

 

Timber Frame Erection

  • VQ

2 and 3

 

Wood Machining

  • Diploma

2 and 3

 

Wood Machining (Construction/Sawmilling Extrusion)
  • Diploma
  • VQ
2 5 and 6

Wood machining for Joinery Manufacture

  • Diploma
 

5

Wood Occupations (Construction)

  • VQ

2 and 3

 

Wood Preserving - Industrial Pre-treatment (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Chimney engineering

Chimney engineering
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Chimney Engineering (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Civil engineering

Civil engineering
Title Qualification  Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

APM Project Management for Civil Engineers and Construction Professionals

  • Project Management Qualification

3

7

Civil Engineering

  • Diploma
  • Advanced Certificate
  • NVQ Certificate

3

6 and 7

Civil Engineering for Technicians (Institution of Civil Engineers)

  • Diploma

3

 

Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction)

  • VQ
2

5

Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services 

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Engineering surveying

  • Diploma

3

 

Roadbuilding and Maintenance (Construction)

  • VQ

2

 

Cladding

Cladding
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Cladding Occupations (Construction)

  • VQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Rainscreen Cladding Installation

  •  Award 

2

 

Construction and the built environment

Construction and the built environment
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Construction

  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

3

 

Construction and Building Crafts

  • Diploma

2

 

Construction and the Built Environment

  • BTEC Foundation Diploma
  • BTEC HND Diploma
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
  • Diploma

3 and 5

 

Quantity Surveying

  • Advanced Diploma
  • Advanced Certificate

4

7

Quantity Surveying Foundation Programme

  • RICS CPD
   

RICS Building Surveying: Principles in Practice

  • RICS CPD
   

RICS Quantity Surveying in Practice

  • RICS CPD
   

Specialist Installation Occupations - Architectural Metalwork

  • VQ

2

 

Construction contracting

Construction contracting
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Advanced Diploma in Contract Management

  • Advanced Diploma

 

 

Advanced Diploma Professional Practice in Contract Management

  • Advanced Diploma

 

 

JCT Contracts

  • PG Professional Diploma

 

 

Construction management

Construction management
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Chartered Membership

  • MRICS
  • CIOB
  • MCIOB

 

 

Chartered Membership Programme
Professional Development Programme
Professional Review

  • CIOB

 

 

CIOB Construction Site Management

  • Certificate

  • Diploma

4

 

CIOB Site Supervisory

  • Diploma

3

 

Construction Design and Management Coordination

  • Diploma

6

 

Construction Fire Safety & Fire Risk Management

  • Diploma

6

10

Construction Futures Wales Management and Leadership

  • PG Cert

5 and 7

 

Construction Project Management

  • CIOB Certificate

5

 

Construction Site Supervision:

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • VQ

 

Forensic Delay Analysis in Construction

  • BTEC Advanced Professional Award

7

 

Forensic Schedule Analysis

  • Diploma

 

 

ILM Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector.

*Grant is not payable for this qualification if it has been achieved via CITB direct delivery* 

  • Award
  • Certificate
  • Diploma

3

 

Intensive Digital CAD Course for Construction

  • VQ

3

 

Lean Improvement in Construction

  • Certificate

5

 

NEBOSH Health & Safety Management for Construction (International)

  • NEBOSH
 

 

NEBOSH Health & Safety Management for Construction (UK)

  • NEBOSH
 

 

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

  • NEBOSH
 

 

Preparing for the Future Workplace in a Construction Environment

  • Award

2, 3, 4 and 5

 

RICS Construction Project Management

  • Certificate
   

 

Construction materials

Construction materials
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Construction Materials Technology

  • Diploma

3 and 5

 

Construction occupations

Construction occupations
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Associated Industrial Services Occupations

  • VQ

2

 

Construction Occupations and Highways Maintenance

  • Diploma

2

 

Construction using Off-site Manufactured Assemblies – Cold Formed Steel Frame (Assembly)

  • NVQ Diploma
  • Certificate

2

 

Construction using Offsite Manufactured Assemblies - Modular and portable building

  • VQ 

2

 

Construction operations

Construction operations
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Construction Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

5

Construction Operations and General Construction

  • Diploma

2

 

Fire Safety During Construction

  • CIOB Certificate
4  

Fire Safety for Construction

  • CIOB Certificate
6  

Moving loads in Construction

  • Diploma

3

 

Utility Avoidance and the Location of Buried Services in Construction

  • Award

2

 

Utility Mapping and Surveying 

  • Certificate

3

 

Concrete operations

Concrete operations
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Erection of Precast Concrete (Construction)

 

  • Diploma
  • VQ

 

2

 

Specialist Concrete Occupations (Construction)

 

  • Diploma
  • VQ

 

2

5

Curtain wall installation

Curtain wall installation
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Curtain Wall Installation

  • VQ Certificate

2

 

 

Demolition

Demolition
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Demolition (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5

Demolition Manager

  • Diploma
  • VQ

6

 

Demolition: Plant

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 5

Nuclear Decommissioning

  • VQ
2 and 3  

Drilling

Drilling
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

 

Land Drilling Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Directional Drilling Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Drilling operations

  • Diploma

2

 

Fitted interiors

Fitted interiors
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Fitted Interiors (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ
  • Certificate

2

 5

Floor covering

Floor covering
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Floorcovering

  • VQ
 

5 and 6

Floorcovering and Textile and Impervious (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Floorcovering Occupations (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

5

In-Situ Flooring (Cementitious Screeding)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Formwork

Formwork
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Formwork

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5

Glazing

Glazing
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Combined Surveying and Installation of Windows and Doors or Conservatories (QCF)

  • Diploma

3

 

Domestic Fascia, Soffit and Bargeboard Installation 

  • VQ 

2

 

Facade Technology

  • Diploma

4

 

Fenestration Installation

  • VQ

2 and 3

5

Glazing

  • VQ

2 and 3

 

Installing Domestic Fascias, Soffits and Bargeboards

  • VQ
 

5

Heritage skills

Heritage skills
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Heritage Conservation and Restoration of Britain's Canals and Waterways

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Heritage Skills (Construction)

  • Brick Worker
  • Decorative Occupations
  • Dry Stone
  • Earth Builder
  • Facade Preservation
  • Finisher
  • Fully Supported Lead and Hard Metal Roofing and Cladding
  • Mason
  • Plastering Occupations
  • Roof Slating and Tiling Occupations
  • Wall and Floor Tiling Occupations
  • Wood Occupations
  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

6

Underpinning Knowledge for Heritage Skills (Construction)

  • Diploma

3

 

Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Pre-1919 Buildings

  • Award

3

 

Highways maintenance

Highways maintenance
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Highways Maintenance and Excavation Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Highways Maintenance - Excavation and Reinstatement Operations

  • National Progression Award 

 

5

Road Surface Treatments

  • Diploma

5

 

 

Innovative methods of construction

Innovative methods of construction
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Cold Formed Steel Frame (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Innovative/Modern Methods of Construction (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

5

Insulation

Insulation
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Built Environment Infrared Thermography

  • Diploma

4

 

Cavity Wall Extraction

  • VQ

2

 

Domestic Infrared Thermography

  • Certificate

3

 

Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5

Introduction to External Wall Insulation and Finishes

  • Award

2

 

Thermal Insulation (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5

Interior systems

Interior systems
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Dry Lining

  • Diploma

2

 

Interior Systems (Construction)

 

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5

Interior Systems (Operable Partition Systems)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Lifting operations

Lifting operations
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Controlling Lifting Operations:

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

5, 7 and 8

Lightning conductor engineering

Lightning conductor engineering
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Lightning Conductor Engineering (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Masonry

Masonry
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Craft Masonry (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Stonemasonry (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Mastic asphalting

Mastic asphalting
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Mastic Asphalting (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

 

Military engineering

Military engineering
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Building and Structural Finishing (Military Engineering)

  • Diploma

2 and 3

 

Network construction operations

Network construction operations
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Network Construction Operations (Gas)

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

5

Network Construction Operations (Water)

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • VQ
2 & 3

 

5

Painting and decorating

Painting and decorating
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Construction Crafts - Painting and Decorating

  • Diploma

2

 

Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

3

 

Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) – Painter

  • NVQ Diploma

2

 

Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations - Industrial Painter (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Decorative Finishing and Painting Occupations - Painter (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Painting and Decorating

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Passive fire protection

Passive fire protection
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Associated Industrial Services Occupations - Passive Fire Protection (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS)

  • Diploma

 

 

Fire Door Safety

  • Award

3

 

Passive Fire Protection

  • Certificate

2 and 3

 

Passive Fire Protection Inspection

  • Diploma

5

 

Piling

Piling
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Piling Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Plant hire operations

Plant hire operations
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Hire and Rental Operations

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Supervising Hire and Rental Operations - Equipment, Plant and Tools (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

3

 

Plant maintenance and operations

Plant maintenance and operations
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Plant Machinery

  • Certificate

2

 

Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance

  • Diploma
  • VQ

 2 and 3

5 and 6

Plant Installations

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

 

Plant Maintenance (Construction)

  • VQ

2 and 3

 

Plant Operations

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5

Testing, Inspecting and thorough Examination of Plant, Machinery, Equipment or Accessories (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

3

 

Plastering

Plastering
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Construction Crafts - Plastering 

  • Diploma

2

 

Plastering

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Post tensioning operations

Post tensioning operations
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Post Tensioning Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Removal of construction waste

Removal of construction waste
Title Qualifications Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Low Risk Operator Competence for Construction Waste

  • Diploma

2

 

Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment and Transfer

  • Diploma

4

 

Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction)

  • VQ

2

 

Removing Non-hazardous Wastes (Construction)

  • VQ

2

 

Retrofit

Retrofit
Title Qualifications Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Domestic Retrofit assessment

  • Award
  • Certificate
  • 4
  • 3
 

Energy Efficiency for Older and Traditional Buildings

  • Award
3  

Green Ambassador within the Retrofit Sector

  • Award
2  

Retrofit

  • Award
  • Certificate
  • VQ
2  

Retrofit Advisor

  • Certificate
3  

Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management

  • Diploma
5  

Understanding Domestic Retrofit

  • Award
2  

Roofing

Roofing
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Built-up Felt Roofing

  • Diploma

2

 

Roof Sheeting and Cladding

  • Diploma

2

 

Roofing (Construction)

  • VQ
 

5

Roofing Occupations (Construction)

  • Roof Slater
  • Roof Tiler
  • Roof Slater and Tiler
  • Fully Supported Lead and Hard Metal Roofer and Cladder
  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

6

Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Shop fitting

Shop fitting
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Shop Fitting Installation

  • VQ

2

 

Shopfitting Bench Joinery

  • Diploma

2 and 3

 

Shopfitting Joinery

  • Diploma

2 and 3

5 and 6

Site logistics

Site logistics
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Site Logistics Operations (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Specialist installation

Specialist installation
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Solid Surfaces

  • OAL Diploma

2

 

Specialist Installation Occupations (Construction):

  • Door and Shutter Systems - Installation
  • Door and Shutter Systems - Repair
  • Door, Gate and Shutter Systems – Installation and Maintenance
  • Industrial Storage Systems – Inspection
  • Insulated Enclosures - Commercial
  • Insulated Enclosures - Industrial
  • Joint Sealant Application
  • Point of Purchase
  • Roof Lining Systems
  • Diploma
  • VQ 

 

2

5

Steelfixing

Steelfixing
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Advanced Steelfixing

  • Diploma

3

 

Knowledge of Steelfixing

  • Diploma

2

 

Steelfixing (Construction)

  • Diploma

2

 

Steelfixing Occupations (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

5

Structural works

Structural works
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction)

  • Installation of Gas Membranes
  • Structural Waterproofing
  • Underpinning Operations (Excavated Underpinning)
  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Super-structure Work Occupations (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2

 

Sustainability

Sustainability
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Construction and Building Services Management and Supervision (Sustainability) (QCF)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

4

 

Construction Management (Sustainability)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

5

 

Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment

  • Diploma

3

 

Green Ambassador within the Construction Industry

  • Award

2

 

Sustainable Construction

  • Diploma

3

 

Traffic management

Traffic management
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Temporary Traffic Management

  • VQ

2

5

Trowel occupations

Trowel occupations
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Bricklaying

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Bricklaying and Concreting (Military Engineering)

  • Diploma

2 and 3

 

Brickwork Technician

  • NVQ Diploma

2

 

Construction Crafts - Bricklaying

  • Diploma

2

 

Trowel Occupations (Construction)

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

 

Tunnelling

Tunnelling
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Tunnel Entry and Associated Emergency Procedures

  • Award

2

 

Tunnelling Operations - Tunnel Transport Operator (Construction) 

  • VQ 

2

 

Tunnelling Operations

  • Diploma

2

 

Water jetting

Water jetting
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Water Jetting

  • VQ

2

 

Wall and floor tiling

Wall and floor tiling
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Wall and Floor Tiling

  • Diploma
  • VQ

2 and 3

5 and 6

Welding

Welding
Title Qualification Qualification level England and Wales Qualification level Scotland

Metal Decking and Stud Welding

  • VQ

2

 

Welding Construction Pipework

  • Diploma

3