Find a Training Group
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How to use the map
Scroll and zoom across the map to find and select the right Training Group for you.
Home icon for Local Training Group.
Spanner icon for Specialist Training Group.
To join a Training Group, head over to their website or send an email using the contact details provided.
To view a complete list of all Training Groups, press ‘view larger map’ on the top right-hand corner of the map. There is also a list of Training Groups by location at the bottom of this page.
We can make the introduction to a Training Group for you, simply complete the Expression of Interest form.
For further advice or guidance, please contact our Customer Engagement team.
How much will it cost to join a Training Group?
Training Group membership fees vary across the regions. The average fee is typically under £100, these fees help fund Training Group networking events, group meetings and other essential activities.
There are no Training Groups in my local area or trade - what can I do?
Most Local Training Groups have capacity for additional members, so it’s worth approaching the Group closest to you. If you feel there is a gap in provision, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How are Training Groups funded?
Training Groups are funded by the CITB Training Group Grant. This is a financial contribution to the running of the Training Groups and funded by the Levy, in order to support employers with their training needs.
How will the CITB Engagement Team work with me and my Training Group?
Every Training Group has a dedicated relationship manager from the CITB Engagement Team. They work closely with their Training Groups, providing support and promoting the work they do.
Can I access non-construction specific training via the Training Group?
Yes, many Training Groups help their members access training which isn’t construction specific. While most training facilitated by Training Groups is construction focused, Groups will always offer additional advice and guidance.
Should I join a Local or Specialist Training Group?
Local Training Groups provide support to a wide range of construction employers within a specific local area, whereas Specialist Training Groups work with employers from individual sectors or niche areas.
Employers are able to join more than one group and may benefit from both a Local and Specialist Training Group. Deciding on which group to join may depend on your individual training needs.
Your CITB Engagement Adviser can provide more information on which group is right for you.
If I join a Training Group can I still get support from my CITB Adviser?
Absolutely. Our Engagement Team and Training Groups work closely together – employers receive support from both their Group Training Officer and their CITB Adviser if needed.
Who should join a Training Group and what are the requirements of members?
All Levy-registered employers are able to join a Training Group. Members appreciate the benefits of training and upskilling their workforce, and value the support and the cost-savings achieved by being part of the group.
The most effective Training Groups are those with proactive, engaged and enthusiastic members who value being part of a network that shares best practice and support.
Use the links below to find a training group in your area:
Contractors Training Group North East (Berwick, County Durham and Teesside)
Key contact: Dawn Wilkinson
TG Chair: Michelle Radford
Humber Training Group
Key contact: Samantha Hind
TG Chair: Daniel Roche
North Yorkshire Construction Training Group
Key contact: Lorraine Kirbitson
TG Chair: Amanda.Davidson@simpsonyork.co.uk
Promoting Construction West Yorkshire(PCWY) Training Group
Key contact: Lorraine Kirbitson
TG Chair: Beverley Pearce
Construction Training Cumbria Ltd
Key contact: Dave Richardson
TG Chair: David Evans
Liverpool Region Training Group
Key contact: Andrew Partington
TG Chair: Matthew Burrows
North West Contractors Training Group (North West England)
Key contact: Gill Steele
TG Chair: Julie Lawrenson
South East Lancashire Construction Association (SELCA)
Key contact: Lisa Crawford
TG Chair: Joanne James
Midlands and East
Action for Construction (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire)
Key contact: Adele Doyle
Chair: Catherine Canning
Convert Training Ltd (Peterborough and Cambridgeshire)
Key contact: Karen Gipsom
TG Chair: Brian Kimpton
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Construction Training Group
Key contact: Karen Whitehouse
TG Chair: Laurence Speller
Leicestershire Construction Training Group
Key contact: Louise Thorpe
TG Chair: David Marriott
Lincolnshire Group Training Association
Key contact: Steve Taylor
TG Chair: Herman Kok
Midlands Construction Training Group
Key contact: Debbie Westwood
TG Chair: Mark Eustace
Northamptonshire Construction Training Group
Key contact: Natalie Smith
TG Chair: Ian Dickerson
Shropshire Construction Training Group
Key contact: Debbie Westwood
TG Chair: Colin Kemshead
Skills 4 Site (Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire)
Key contact: Chris Wiley
TG Chair: Dave Spratt
South Lincolnshire Group Training Association
Key contact: Steve Taylor
TG Chair: Barbara Mehew
Staffordshire Construction Training Group
Key contact: Mike Askey
TG Chair: Sharon Llewellyn
Construction Training (Beds & Herts) Ltd
Key contact: Gary Finck
Tel: 07468 690688
TG Chair: Mark Hickson
Essex Construction Training Association
Key contact: email@example.com
TG Chair: Steve Ewers
Hampshire Construction Training Association
Key contact: Carolyn Hinton
TG Chair: Julia Coak
Isle of Wight Construction Training Group
Key contact: Michelle Scott
TG Chair: Louis Atrill
Norfolk Construction Training Group
Key contact: Samantha Thomas
TG Chair: John Farley
Oxfordshire Construction Training Group
Key contact: David Holbrooke
TG Chair: Bryan Gelder
Surrey & West Sussex Training Group
Key contact: Toni Gray
TG Chair: TBC
Thames Valley Construction Training Association
Key contact: John Saunders
TG Chair: Mark Barrett
Weald Construction Training Group
Key contact: Jackie Digges
TG Chair: Adam Houghton
London Region Construction Training Group
Key contact: Nicky Carter
TG Chair: Steve Drury
South West England
Avon Construction Training Group
Key contact: Vanessa Wilmut
TG Chair: Paul Curry
Cornwall Construction Training Group
Key contact: Paula Hutchens
TG Chair: Paul Nicholls
Devon Construction Industry Training Group
Key contact: Marie Coyde
TG Chair: Pete Lucas
Dorset Construction Training Forum
Key contact: Lisa Lawrenc
TG Chair: Maria Seabright
Gloucestershire Construction Training Group
Key contact: Gerald Crittle
TG Chair: Vance Babbage
Plymouth Construction Training Group
Key contact: Dee Fitzgerald
TG Chair: Tony Carson
Somerset Construction Training Ltd
Key contact: Hilary Neal
TG Chair: Keith Hoskins
Angus Construction Training Group
Key contact: Shona Anderson
TG Chair: Graeme Davies
Argyll Construction Training Group
Key contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
TG Chair: Gillies Brown
Ayrshire Construction Training Group
Key contact: Isabel McNicol
TG Chair: Sharon McClure
Building Contractors Training Group
Key contact: Aileen Nicholson
TG Chair: Jan Stewart
Dumfries & Galloway Construction Training Group
Key contact: Ian Wells
TG Chair: Ian Sproat
Dunedin Construction Training Group
Key contact: Audrey Paterson
TG Chair: Callum Smith
Grampian Construction Training Group
Key contact: Fiona Main
TG Chair: Jim Buchan
Highland Construction Training Group
Key contact: Winnie Munro
TG Chair: Ian Phillips
North Highland Construction Training Group
Key contact: Mike Hammerton
TG Chair: Kyle Henderson
Orkney Training Group
Key contact: Katy Clouston
TG Chair: Stephen Kemp
Shetland Construction Training Group
Key contact: James Johnston
TG Chair: Robert Anderson
Western Isles Construction Training Group
Key contact: Donald Nicholson
TG Chair: Neil Mackay
Carmarthenshire Construction Training Association Ltd
Key contact: Lynette Anthony
TG Chair: Delwyn Jones
Dyfed Training Group
Key contact: Kev Allford
TG Chair: Ken Pearson
Four Construction Training Group (Merthyr, RCT, Caerphilly and Bridgend)
Key contact: Rachelle Garrod
TG Chair: Carl Raynes
Capital Construction Training Group (Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan)
Key contact: Joanne Popham
TG Chair: Ashley Eley
Gwent Construction Training Group
Key contact: Sarah Horsfall
TG Chair: Anthony Davies
North East Wales Construction Training Group
Key contact: Annmarie Florence
TG Chair: Libby Dever
North West Wales Construction Training Group
Key contact: Adam Jones
TG Chair: Mandy Evans
Swansea Bay Construction Support Group
Key contact: Gemma Mineur
TG Chair: Anthony Thomas
“We are a small business with just one person to organise training. Our Training Group gets back to us within the day with all the knowledge and advice we need, saving us precious time.”
John Day Decorators Ltd
"We’ve been an active member of our Training Group for over twenty years. Founded to support companies with individual training needs and to share best practice, but it has become a community."
"Through our Training Group we can access a variety of training courses suitable for our requirements and trade. This is done in a timely fashion and is always priced well, meaning we can do training more often."