Onsite Construction – a new pathway to full competence for students

T Level students are already able to acquire a CSCS ‘trainee card’ to ensure they can work onsite during their Industry Placement. Now, to support progression into work from Onsite Construction T Levels, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is working with DfE, Gatsby, NOCN and CSCS to fund a pilot a scheme to support progression for T Level graduates who wish to pursue a career in Carpentry & Joinery or Bricklaying. 

The pilot will run for two years from August 2023 and is for high achieving T Level graduates who would be well placed to demonstrate full occupational competence at level 3, through an assessment equivalent to the apprenticeship End Point Assessment (EPA) within their first 12 months of employment. 

CSCS have agreed in principle that once the T Level graduates are in employment and have completed the assessment, they would be eligible for the appropriate ‘Gold’ CSCS competency card. T Level graduates who need 12 months or longer to achieve full occupational competence, and still require off the job training, would be eligible to start an accelerated apprenticeship at level 3 if available. 

If you have students who will be completing T Levels in onsite construction either this year or next you can find out more about the scheme on CITB’s website or please get in touch with CITB at standards.qualifications@citb.co.uk 

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