CITB publishes new privacy policy

In line with the launch of the new Training Model on 3 April, CITB has updated its privacy policy.

In doing this, CITB will be compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018.

The new privacy policy includes details as to how CITB will hold information on the Construction Training Register online database. The Register allows employers to view the records of learners to check skills, manage and deliver their training needs.

The Construction Training Register forms part of the new Training Model, and records workers’ achievements and qualifications, allowing amongst other things an employer and learner to identify training requirements.

Where an employer registers a learner, and the learner completes a course, the CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) will update the Construction Training Register to record the learner’s learning profile.

CITB uses this information to deliver its statutory role as an Industrial Training Board to encourage adequate training within the construction industry. To achieve this, we will maintain a record of training achievements and qualifications in the Construction Training Register using a network of ATOs.

The new Construction Training Register will allow CITB, industry employers and the relevant ATOs access to an individual’s learning record. To do this they will need key personal information from the learner in order to view the learners learning record.

Achievement information in the Construction Training Register may be retained for up to 50 years, or longer where the achievement is for life.

Anyone who wishes not to share their training record should contact CITB at stating why this information should not be displayed. CITB will look at the requests on a case by case basis.

The full updated CITB privacy policy can be viewed at

For further details about becoming an Approved Training Organisation visit

For further details about General Data Protection Regulation visit the ICO website and search for ‘Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’ at: