Delivery Partnerships

Information on some of CITB’s current collaborative events and projects

Partnerships at work

Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST)
Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) will offer a strategy for tailored, relevant, sustainability-focused training to the existing Built Environment Workforce of Wales.

Read more about Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) (PDF, 694KB)

Joint Investment Strategy: Construction Futures Wales (CFW)
Joint Investment Strategy: Construction Futures Wales (CFW) is a unique and fully funded initiative by Welsh Government and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), offering the Welsh construction industry the support that it needs to grow.  CFW will help businesses to evaluate and benchmark their current performance and provide expert support, tailored to their business, to help them grow, increase productivity and competitiveness and achieve future business success.  All of the support is available through 1-2-1 business support, Leadership & Management qualifications, events, workshops, and sourcing.  Construction Futures Wales offers targeted support for construction companies focussing on support issues that uniquely and directly affect the sector.

General business support such as business start-up, marketing, HR or accountancy advice can be accessed through the Welsh Government Business Wales service.

WEST Energy Sector Training
WEST Energy Sector Training aims to develop the skills to aid the utilisation and uptake of new technologies developed through the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) industrial research projects.

Read more about WEST Energy Sector Training (PDF, 3MB)

National Skills Academy for Construction, (NSAfC)
National Skills Academy for Construction, (NSAfC) is a unique partnership-based training model for the industry which enables training at all levels to be delivered on a local basis.   The model offers great potential to translate the Welsh Government’s capital investment programme into a far-reaching legacy in terms of people, skills, and communities and is already beginning to make a difference on the ground in Blaenau Gwent with the dualling of the A465 Heads of the Valleys road between Tredegar and Brynmawr.

Read more about NSAfC (PDF, 129KB)

In the pipeline…

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Sector Priority Fund Apprenticeships and Qualifications
This project will pilot training and development qualifications to ensure that the Welsh construction workforce is equipped to take forward employment opportunities which are currently forecast.
Read more about Sector Priority Fund Apprenticeships and Qualifications (PDF, 8KB)

Sector Priority Fund Green Skills
The programme will build on the pilot 'Delivering Low Carbon Skills'(DLCS)programme. The main objective is to develop the capacity of companies so that they are better able to compete in the green economy and create sustainability and growth for their business.
Read more about Sector Priority Fund Green Skills (PDF, 143 KB)

CITB works collaboratively on a wide range of projects and events with organisations and education establishments across Wales.  Learn about the nature of these partnerships and the organisations with whom we are involved by following the links below.

  • BACH 
    CITB has a long standing positive relationship with BACH Wales looking at Curriculum development and planning solutions to qualification challenges and enhancement projects such as Essential Skills.
  • Built Environment Sector Skills Colleagues 
    CITB works in collaboration with its fellow Built Environment Sector Skills Councils on numerous, wide-ranging projects and events.  These organisations include:
  • Asset Skills  
    The Sector Skills Council for the places where we live and work, Asset Skills is an employer-led body dealing with facilities management, housing, property, planning, cleaning and parking.
  • Energy and Utility Skills
    The Sector Skills Council for the gas, power, waste management and water industries, EU Skills is led by employer boards in delivering products and services to its member organisations.
  • SummitSkills
    The Sector Skills Council for Building Services Engineering, SummitSkills has been created by employers for employers to deal with electro-technical, heating and ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration and plumbing services.
  • CADW
    CITB regularly works in support and partnership of CADW, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, ensuring that Wales’ historic built environment is accessible and well-protected.
  • ColegauCymru
    CITB has a positive and improving relationship with ColegauCymru looking at the development of meaningful Learning Area Plans for Construction and a more strategic approach to delivery across Wales.
  • Consultants
    CITB has a positive working relationship with a number of independent consultants in Wales, especially through the development of pilot training programmes such as management and leadership. 
  • Private Training Providers
    CITB has working relationships with a number of Private Training Providers in Wales especially through the development of pilot training programmes such as Sector Priority Fund (SPF).  CITB also uses private training providers for the delivery of some of its apprenticeship programmes.
  • Universities
    CITB has significantly developed its relationship with Higher Education Institutions and HEFCW through development projects looking at Foundation Degrees, WBL and Leadership.

Partnership Working Archive:

Interested in CITB’s history of partnership working? Why not explore our archive of successful events and projects which have now drawn to a close?

You may uncover the project which gave rise to a scheme that you are involved in today or even be inspired to suggest a project or scheme that we could consider launching in the future.