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The CITB is the Industry Training Board for the construction industry and a partner in ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council. Its job is help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development, to build a better Britain. We are pleased to share the following announcement about CITB’s widening support for employers and their apprentices.

CITB will fund 80% of accommodation costs for eligible apprentices of grant eligible employers who attend colleges or training providers where overnight stays and travel to and from a hotel to a place of training, are required. Employers can also claim excess costs for apprentice travel where the cost exceeds £30 per week.

Who can apply for funding?

Travel to Train funding is available to all eligible Apprentices, with grant eligible employers, in training on or after 1 April 2021, in England, Scotland and Wales.

What this fund is for

The funding for Apprenticeship travel and accommodation covers:

  • 80% of accommodation and subsistence costs for apprentices staying away for block training. The employer will be required to pay 20% of the total cost
  • Travel claims will only be paid where the cost of travel for the Apprentice exceeds £30 per week and only the excess amount will be claimable.

The accommodation will be sourced by our approved hotel provider, in order to safeguard apprentices and achieve volume booking discounts.  Accommodation will be booked on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis.

Accommodation funding and/or travel costs can only be claimed for Apprentices employed by CITB registered, grant eligible employers in England, Scotland and Wales.

If you would like more information about accommodation funding for your Apprentices or about how to claim travel costs, email your enquiry to:

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