Skills, talent and training

Apprenticeship Levy - the reforms to funding and how the levy works
21 March 2017 - Watch our recorded webinar on the UK apprenticeship levy that comes into force on 6 April and how you can access the levy funds for apprenticeship training. Read more...
T-Levels: Making the new technical qualifications work for woodworking
9 March 2017 - The Chancellor endorsed the Sainsbury’s review of Technical Education and indicated that recommendations related to Technical Qualifications (T-Levels) would be adopted. Read more...
Consultation on Apprenticeship Funding
30 April 2014 - The government has set out plans for a radical change in funding for apprenticeships in England. The system will move funding away from going directly to training providers or colleges, direct to employers. In the case of the CITB, who for the purposes of funding, are considered the training provider, the change would mean a redirection of funding away from them, to employers. Although, this would not affect the separate levy grant system. Read more...
Increasing professionalism: The Woodworking CPD Programme
1 May 2013 - Developing skills throughout an individual’s career is crucial to their success and ability to grow, as well as the business they are employed in. Our CPD programme was launched to help individuals take control of their professional development and also provide a framework for skills development for woodworking company owners and training managers. Read more...
Wow! I Made That! Getting more into woodworking
1 May 2013 - ConstructionSkills research shows that the wood trades need more new entrants than are applying to meet the growing demand for their skills. We’ve launched a campaign to highlight the exciting and vibrant industry in which woodworking is to work in. Our campaign reaches 16-19 through the means through which they communicate: social media. Read more...
Don’t know what to do with the younger generation? We’ll have them, says the joinery industry
8 February 2013 - At the BWF, we’re committed to supporting businesses in developing their workforce and individuals’ careers in the joinery and woodworking industry. Read more...
CITB-ConstructionSkills takes industry Summit to 11 Downing Street
13 December 2012 - We are strong supporters of the Construction4Growth campaign which works to position construction as a critical component to the wellbeing of the UK economy, calling on government to invest in construction as the best route out of recession and back to growth. Read more...

The Woodworking CPD Programme

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The Woodworking CPD Programme