COVID-19

The Government has recently announced different lockdown rules for different parts of the United Kingdom.

Please keep everyone safe by following local and national Covid-19 related restrictions.

Renewal Testing and CITB HS&E Testing

Scotland

For Scotland CITB Health, Safety and Environmental testing operations will be suspended in Pearson Professional Centres from 18 January 2021, CPCS Renew Testing services remain open with good availability.

Wales

The Welsh Government have agreed with CITB to re-establishing the Health, Safety and Environment testing operations. All Pearson Professional Centres in Wales will be operational from 18 January 2021 and will also be delivering the CPCS Renewal Testing with good availability.

England

The Health, Safety and Environment testing is operational in England, all Pearson Professional Centres are operational and delivering both the CITB Health, Safety and Environmental tests and the CPCS Renewal Tests with good availability.

Northern Ireland

CITB Health, Safety and Environmental testing operations will be suspended in Pearson Professional Centres (review mid-February) CPCS renewal testing remains open with good availability.

Internet Test Centres UK

ITC’s generally remain open but could be affected by COVID-19 restrictions and therefore not able to deliver the tests.

Update on CITB Grants

CITB & CPCS have worked collectively to reconcile data exchanges to allow the payments of grants relating to the “Carding Without Application” (CWA) these grants are for the achievement of additional plant related VQ units where CITB pay £300 per achievement.

Any previous grants that were missing have been reconciled and will now be showing for employers via their Grant Online account or through a paper form which is sent to the employer if they have no online account. Employers will now have to authorise their grant payment: confirming the individual was employed at the date of the achievement and to agree to the Grants Scheme Terms & Conditions.