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This section will give general information regarding grants scheme and downloadable information.

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CITB NI offers direct grants to our registered employers for support in a wide range of training and qualifications for their employees working in Northern Ireland. Whether you’re training new recruits, developing established staff or looking for improvements in other areas of your business, we can offer advice on training and grants to meet your needs. Our Grant scheme is spilt into 3 Tiers to allow CITB NI to provide flexible and responsive support to the industry. 

Our Tier 1 Grants Scheme offers our registered employers grants to support training and qualifications, from apprentices through to the existing workforce including management and administration. The grant support also covers short duration training courses including first aid, business courses and site safety courses.  Why not check out our  Training Directory  to help you identify courses and training providers.

2018/2019 Grants Scheme (claim for training 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019)

Please note the essential Terms and Conditions information for the 2018/19 Training Year;
CITB NI will not be printing the 2018/19 Grants Scheme, Application form or Terms and Conditions of Grant. This information will be available electronically on our web site or by contacting a member of our team on 028 9082 5466 or email

  • Grant claims can only be submitted for employees who work in Northern Ireland and declared on the employers Annual Return Form.
  • Deadline for all Levy Return Forms including Options and New Registrations must be adhered to. Grants cannot be paid if you miss any deadline.
  • Levy payers can claim grant up to 100% of total levy paid.
  • Non levy payers can claim grant up to £480 in the training year.
  • No limits on apprenticeship grants.
  • All grant claims must be received by CITB NI within three months of commencement of training or upon registration onto course or apprenticeship scheme, otherwise grant will be declined.
  • Employers are encouraged to make grant claims on line at


2018/2019 Grants Scheme 2018/2019 Grants Form Full T&C's BACs Form
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Tier 2 Grant  is directed at industry federations and/or representative bodies  only  who will be required to carry out research into the needs of their sector and identify the skills and training interventions for the sector they represent. For more information on Tier 2 click  here

Tier 3 Grant  is designed to help industry needs where training is not viable or available in Northern Ireland. This training  will be identified by CITB NI  and delivered to the industry. For more details and information on Tier 3 grants click  here.


This section details the grant claims not yet submitted to CITB NI.

This section will list all grants received, current position of claim and additional information of why grants are being held. You can also filter any information you may require for your own records