Training solutions for you, your people and your company


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Training is an essential part of an individuals on-going personal and professional development. To fulfil industry demand the KBB NTG has assembled a portfolio of NTG approved courses that cover the essential skills required to ensure that individuals are trained to the highest standards.

As a group we are committed to providing information on the many industry specific training courses being run and guiding you to the training providers so you can start your development as soon as possible!

New to the KBB industry – Kitchen Fitters  can now qualify for the NVQ in Fitted Interiors  by way of an on-site assessment

The KBB NTG holds funding from the CITB. The funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis, enabling delegates to claim up to £1000 each. To find out more about the on site assessment click here

To support installers with the programme, the KBB NTG currently holds an allocation of CITB funding. The funding is finite and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, up to the value of £1000 per delegate.

CITB Training Grant available again for 2016

The CITB have allocated a training fund of £25,000 again to the KBB NTG for 2016. Find out more about the grant and if you are eligible by visiting the Information on Levy & Grant System section below.

 

Courses available cover Kitchen Installation Apprenticeship Schemes, Kitchen Design, Sales and Customer Care, CAD Design and Business Systems, On-line Bathroom Training and Foundation Degree in Kitchen Design and Electrical Training and Assessment. 

Please click on the Course Providers below to find out more.

Other Useful Information


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning is about facilitating good practice, raising skills and competence amongst individuals to enable them to continue to operate as professionals.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a personal commitment to keeping your professional knowledge up to date and improving your capabilities. It focuses on what you learn and how you develop throughout your career. Perhaps the most important message is that one size doesn’t fit all. Wherever you are in your career now, and whatever you want to achieve, your CPD should be exactly that yours.

There are no rules about the amount of CPD you should record, but you should clearly demonstrate how you have developed and what you are now able to contribute that you couldn’t before. Obtaining an NTG accredited CPD certificate as evidence that you have attended the CPD session does this. The more evidence, the more proof of the commitment you have made towards your personal Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD may lead to accreditation. In many cases CPD learning can now be mapped across to support some NVQ qualifications as evidence towards hours of learning.

Information on Levy & Grant System


The industry asks CITB  to collect an annual levy from all liable employers. Grants are then given to employers who train. This is seen by our industry as the best way to support training.

As a general rule, it is the smaller firms who train most new entrants. The larger companies can then benefit by hiring these skilled workers later in their career. Without CITB Grant, the small firms would simply not be able to afford to train any operatives and the industry as a whole would suffer.

If your wage bill is less than £80,000, you don’t have to pay a CITB Levy at all, but you still qualify for grants, advice and support.

For information on NVQ Level 2 Onsite Assessment Training (OSAT) and the National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC) please contact the NTG on 0115 921 4864.

CITB Training Grant

Once again a fund of £25,000 has been put forward in an effort to support the training needs of those who are currently employed by or Labour-only sub-contractors of CITB.

Available Funding:

Each Training Group/Employer Forum has been allocated a fund of £25,000 to provide free training to their members between 1st January and 31st December 2016.

Claiming and Payment Process:

Once the course has finished you can apply for payment.

To qualify for payment CITB will check that:

1. The claim has been made within four weeks of the training being completed.

2. The training has been attended by delegates who are currently employed by or are labour-only sub-contractors of CITB registered employers.

Where a course has been attended by candidates of employers who are not in-scope to or registered with CITB the value of the funding will be reduced on a pro rata basis.

To find out more information on the levy and grant scheme click here

Ream Kitchens Benefits from the CITB Training Grant:

“We currently have two trainees and five apprentices here at Ream. To us, training people in house is without a doubt the best thing you can do, that’s how my nephew started, and now he is a very talented bedroom and kitchen designer. Training in house, allows for great working knowledge and skills to be learned, as they are learning from experts within the field who are practicing daily. We invest a lot of time into our trainees and apprentices, in hope that they will go on to be very talented at what they do, and to grow within Ream as a valued part of the company. We wouldn’t be able to do this, if it wasn’t for the excellent funding and support that we have received from the National Training Group and CITB.”  Peter Cross, Managing Director Ream Kitchens

Course Testimonials


See what some of the delegates had to say:

Delegate testimonial following the two day workshop, Kitchen Design with Project Management recently held at the EQ Software HQ in Tamworth:

After attending the new ‘Principles of kitchen design’ course this week at EQ Software, I would very much like to thank you and the other course leaders.
 
Although I have a design background, I am very new to the kitchen and interiors industry and I felt your day gave me a great insight into what the future may hold for me. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and left with a real buzz about my ‘hopeful’ future career.
 
As a new comer, I do hope this course will continue as although I understand this is an introduction to this design sector (and there is a lot more to learn) I did find a lot of what you covered very beneficial and I am positive future students will too.

Jodie Newton
, In-toto Kitchens

Delegate Quote:

‘Not only a very helpful course but inspirational. It re-affirmed my passion for design which I otherwise would not have acknowledged had I not attended the course’

Hayley Woods of Towcester Building Supplies Ltd., Daventry

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