TRAIN FOR A TENNER 

Northamptonshire Construction Training Group (NCTG) has secured funding from CITB as a pilot to provide training in the Northamptonshire area at a flat rate of £10 +VAT per delegate, per course.
If you are a CITB Registered Employer, with workers in the Northamptonshire area, this training is open to you.
It is a great opportunity for employers to reduce their training budget for core construction courses and the amount of administration time spent on the CITB grant claim process.

BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS

Employers will make considerable savings for the training they undertake through this pilot. For Example:

Course

Public Course Cost in Northants excl VAT*

CITB Grant

Current Cost to Employer excl VAT*

NCTG Pilot Course Cost to Employer excl VAT*

Cost Saving to Employer excl VAT*

Abrasive Wheels

£105

£30 (Tier 1)

£75

£10

£65

PASMA Tower

£130

£30 (Tier 1)

£100

£10

£90

Scaffolding Safety Inspection

£345

£30 (Tier 1)

£315

£10

£305

Working at Heights

£165

£30 (Tier 1)

£135

£10

£125

*All costs quoted are per delegate

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ABOUT

NCTG

Northamptonshire Construction Training Group (NCTG) is a non-profit making organisation funded by CITB. It has been organising construction training for its Members for over 20 years. There are over 90 similar groups covering the UK. Our aim is to encourage and facilitate training within the county in order to promote health and safety best practice and lower accidents and injuries, whilst reducing the cost of training for employers.

The NCTG board is made up of three annually elected members, and supported by a Group Training Officer:

Ian Dickerson (Group Chair)
Ian has been the Chairman of NCTG for over 20 years. His day job is Head of Learning Funding for Kier, he also manages Kier’s construction & technical training programmes.
Ian sits on a number of industry committees including the Build UK CITB Reform Group and the Board of CSCS.

John Webster (Group Vice Chair)
John manages the Works Department of Boughton Estate, specialising in historic building work to repair, improve and upgrade property in the Kettering area. John is also responsible for Apprentice training in the Estate group and ongoing training of staff and contractors in their supply chain. John has been involved with NCTG for over 15 years.

Sean Suddards (Group Treasurer)
Sean has been involved with NCTG since its creation and Treasurer for over 13 years.
Before retirement, Sean was a Business Development Manager for Kier.

Natalie Smith (Group Training Officer)
Natalie has been with NCTG since July 2016. Prior to this she worked for a major construction contractor organising their technical and commercial training programmes.
Natalie is your main contact for all your training needs.   

MEMBERSHIP

Benefits of NCTG Membership:

  • Want to save money on your training? We negotiate group discounts and pass the saving onto our members (we don't make a profit). 
  • Don't have your own training officer? As a member, you get support with sourcing and booking all your training needs – both construction and non-construction related. Our Group Training Officer can do all this for you.
  • Confused by CITB grant and how to claim it? Get advice on the CITB Grant system from our experienced Group Training Officer. 
  • Want to meet more people in the industry? We hold regular networking meetings with key industry players, including CITB.
  • Want to receive important information relevant to your business? We email out to our Members regular updates from CITB, SEMLEP and other relevant organisations.
  • Have training questions but not sure who to ask? We can signpost you to the most appropriate person for your query.
  • Is Corporate Social Responsibility important to you? We can support you in training Construction Ambassadors and link you with local careers events.


How to join:
To become a Member, there is an annual fee of £75 +VAT.
Please email the Group Training Officer at training@nctg.co.uk to request an application form.
Once your membership fee has been received, you will receive your certificate and have access to our very competitive rates.

What our Members say about NCTG:
“We have been a member of the NCTG for decades, and cannot overstate the value we receive from this membership.” Darren Wallace, Construction Director, Watson & Cox Construction Ltd
“We strongly endorse NCTG’s assistance in helping us achieve our training goals within the Construction Industry”. Miranda Davis, Finance Director, Steele & Bray Ltd
“NCTG is an invaluable resource to us. It saves us precious time finding the right course at the best price. NCTG is a vital resource to any SME”. Kimberley Harris, Administration Manager, Infrastructure Gateway Ltd
“Being part of NCTG provides an excellent opportunity to network with local contractors and share best training practices”. Russell Cory, Compliance Manager, Jeakins Weir Ltd

Members Meetings

NCTG holds 3 meetings a year for its Members. They provide Members with a forum to:

  • Receive industry updates, including from CITB
  • Network, and share experiences, with people from other Northamptonshire construction companies
  • Discuss information regarding regulatory and legislation updates
  • Raise any issues on which they would like advice
The 2019 meeting dates are:
  • Thursday 21st March (AGM)
  • Thursday 13th June
  • Thursday 10th October
The meetings take place from 4-5pm, followed by buffet and networking, at Moulton College Management Centre, NN3 7QL.

We can also hold a workshop for Members prior to the meetings from 3-4pm. If there is a topic you would like covered, please let us know, and we can arrange a guest speaker. Previous workshop topics have included; Corporate Social Responsibility, Right to Work Legislation, Apprenticeship Levy, CITB Grant Reform.

CONTACT US

Natalie Smith, Group Training Officer, NCTG
PO Box 7776, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 6NS

07940 720101

training@nctg.co.uk

TRAIN FOR A TENNER

NCTG has secured funding from CITB as a pilot to provide training in the Northamptonshire area at a flat rate of £10 +VAT per delegate, per course. If you are CITB Registered Employer, with workers in the Northamptonshire area, this training is open to you. 

HOW TO BOOK

  1. If not already, become a member of NCTG. (See our membership section for details)
  2. Select the course and the date you would like to book.
  3. Advise NCTG of the number of places required and the delegate names.
  4. Pay a fee of £100 +VAT per delegate place 8 weeks prior to the course start date to secure the booking.
  5. On completion of the course, you will be refunded £90 +VAT per delegate. If your delegate does not attend there will be no refund.

COURSES AVAILABLE

  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Asbestos Awareness - UKATA
  • Behavioural Safety in Construction SSP*
  • BIM Introduction
  • CAT & Genny

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • PASMA Tower
  • Scaffold Safety Inspection
  • SMSTS SSP*
  • SSSTS SSP*
  • Working at Height Including the Safe Use of Harnesses and Ladders

  • CDM 2015 Awareness
  • Entry into Confined Spaces with Escape Breathing Apperatus
  • Equality & Diversity
  • H&S Awareness SSP*
  • IPAF Harness

CURRENT SCHEDULED COURSE DATES

If you have a full complement of delegates, let us know and we will schedule one of the above courses for you.
If there is a course you need, that is not on the list above, let us know and we will consider scheduling it for you.

February 2019

Course

Date

Location

Working at Height

Thursday 7th 2019

Irthlingborough

Asbestos Awareness - UKATA

Thursday 12th 2019

Irthlingborough

CAT & Genny

Wednesday 27th 2019

Irthlingborough

March 2019

Course

Date

Location

PASMA Tower

Wednesday 6th 2019

Corby

Abrasive Wheels

Friday 29th 2019

Corby

H&S Awareness SSP

TBC

Milton Keynes

April 2019

Course

Date

Location

Scaffold Safety Inspection

Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd 2019

Irthlingborough

SSSTS SSP

TBC

Milton Keynes

May 2019

Course

Date

Location

Entry into Confined Spaces

Wednesday 1st 2019

Irthlingborough

CDM 2015 Awareness

Thursday 9th 2019

Irthlingborough

Abrasive Wheels

Tuesday 21st 2019

Corby

SMSTS SSP

TBC

Milton Keynes

June 2019

Course

Date

Location

Working at Height

Friday 7th 2019

Irthlingborough

Asbestos Awareness - UKATA

Thursday 13th 2019

Irthlingborough

PASMA Tower

Thursday 20th 2019

Corby

IPAF Harness

Friday 28th 2019

Corby

H&S Awareness SSP

TBC

Milton Keynes

Terms and Conditions

  • CITB will not pay you Grant for these pilot courses.
  • Cancellations inside of 4 weeks of the course start date will be charged at 100% of the course cost.
  • *For Site Safety Plus courses there will be an additional registration fee per delegate and delegates will be required to provide their own SSP book.

(Course dates for July - November 2019 to follow) 

Standard Courses

NCTG can source and book any course that you need whether that be construction or non-construction related.

Some common courses that we book for Members include:

  • Directors Role for Health and Safety SSP
  • Face Fit Train the Trainer
  • Fire Warden / Marshall
  • First Aid
  • IPAF
  • Manual Handling
  • NRSWA
  • Plant

We have also organised management / leadership, IT and customer service training for Members. Whatever training need you have, we can support you with it.

Whether you have one or a number of delegates to train, we can advise you on the most cost effective way to organise this.
We can arrange training to take place at a training provider centre or at your site.
We have good relationships with a number of training providers in the Northamptonshire region. We pass on the reduced rates we receive from these providers to our Members. We do not make a profit.
Please note – for any courses that are booked outside of the “Train for a Tenner” pilot, you will be charged the full cost of the course.

Members have significantly benefitted from our relationship with local NVQ provider SR Partnership (SRP). Through the European Skills Fund, SRP have been awarded a contract to deliver fully funded construction related Level 2 NVQs to companies with a site within the SEMLEP area. NVQs completed by Members include:

  • Painting & Decorating
  • Trowel 
  • Roofing e.g. cladding, tiling & slating, waterproof membrane
  • Plant Operations
  • Plastering
  • Carpentry
Members have saved £1,095 +VAT per person, plus received £600 CITB NVQ Grant. The funding has enabled more trades people to gain Skilled Worker CSCS cards.

Northamptonshire Construction Training Group Limited
Registered office: 1 Rushmills, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YB
Company Registration Number: 4844538
VAT No: 825 1990 18