CITB Apprenticeship Grant in Scotland (A02-A06)

Grants are available to businesses in Scotland with apprentices following approved construction-related apprenticeship programmes of two years or more.

The grant rates for apprentice attendance and achievement are fixed within the CITB Grants Scheme year in which the apprentice started training, even if rates are increased or decreased in subsequent years.
The grants payable depend upon which route the applicant's apprentice follows:

  • MA Level 2 only- up to £6000.
  • MA conv- up to £4250.
  • MA direct- up to£10,250.

A £50 contribution is also available for the apprentice to undertake the Health, Safety and Environment test and to cover the cost of applying for a competency card.
Other financial support may be available, for example if CITB Apprenticeships is the work based learning provider or if the apprentice is attending the National Construction College then CITB will pay the college tuition fees and some travel costs.

The applicant must provide tools and protective clothing and apprentices will be expected to receive an appropriate wage - for example under the Building and Allied Trades Joint Council (BATJIC) rule agreement - although the level of wage the applicant pays lies solely between the applicant and the apprentice.