Funding for Training

The WITForum bids for funding from various sources to support its members in training their staff and raising the skill levels of the industry. We also offer a range of training solutions for which these funds can be claimed.

FENSA MTC

Funding is available for window installers and/or surveyors who are registered with FENSA that need their staff to hold an MTC Card.

Funding comes from:

WITForum Training Fund: £300 per candidate for up to three employees

Funding is claimed after the MTC assessment has taken place

Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact BWF to check eligibility. Funding available for BWF members registered and in-scope of CITB. This funding cannot be claimed in conjunction with others outlined on this page that draw funds from the WITForum Training Fund and you have not exhausted your allocation from another training group of the CITB.

Health & Safety Funding

Funding is available to cover up to 100% of:

Woodworking Machine Training Funding
 

Funding is available for to cover up to 100% of a machine refresher training course with the BWF. This helps joinery manufacturers to comply with refresher training requirements outlined by the HSE, which must be completed at least every 5 years.

Funding comes from:

WITForum Training Fund: up to £1,000

Unfunded cost is dependent on the number of machines, people and experience levels of the employees being trained. Please obtain a quote.

Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact BWF to check eligibility. Funding available for BWF members registered and in-scope of CITB. This funding cannot be claimed in conjunction with others outlined on this page that draw funds from the WITForum Training Fund and you have not exhausted your allocation from another training group of the CITB.

Woodworking Safety & Health Awarness Day (SHAD)

hese morning and afternoon half-day events have been organised by BWF in partnership with Didac Ltd, as a way of helping businesses like yours to control these risks at your premises. Funding is available for to cover up to 100% of these sessions

Funding comes from:

WITForum Training Fund: up to two places per company

Unfunded cost is £75.00 per person for BWF members (£100 per person for non-members), or £50.00 per person for BWF members (£75.00 non-members) if two or more attending from the same organisation. Excluding VAT

Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact BWF to check eligibility. Funding available for BWF members registered and in-scope of CITB. This funding cannot be claimed in conjunction with others outlined on this page that draw funds from the WITForum Training Fund and you have not exhausted your allocation from another training group of the CITB.

Timber and panel products knowledge

Funding is available up to 100% for companies to access this training.
 
This course provides learners with knowledge of the different types of timber and timber products, how they are processed and their uses in construction.  More info...

Funding comes from:

WITForum Training Fund: up to three candidates

Unfunded cost is £305+VAT member rate (BWF members registered with CITB can claim this full amount back through the WITForum’s Training Fund). £355+VAT non-member rate.
 
Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact BWF to check eligibility. Funding available for BWF members registered and in-scope of CITB. This funding cannot be claimed in conjunction with others outlined on this page that draw funds from the WITForum Training Fund and you have not exhausted your allocation from another training group of the CITB.
 

Management Coaching Support

The programme provides around £3,000 worth of support for one-to-one mentoring support from a business development coach. The programme provides:

  • To provide three face-to-face coaching sessions from a business development expert, with industry experience, to help look specifically at your company and the ways to overcome the barriers to growth
  • To provide an additional three mentoring sessions to build on the above with the same business development expert
  • To provide you with an achievable growth plan for your business and the support to implement it

Funding comes from (approximate values):

50% Business Growth Service (formally Growth Accelorator)
40% CITB
10% Direct company contribution £350 
 

Funded coaching programme extended: Grow your business above the sector with BWF

9 September 2015

The BWF’s WITForum has secured another trench of funding for a business development and coaching programme to bring about sustained growth in BWF member companies.

The programme provides around £3,000 worth of support for one-to-one mentoring support from a business development coach.

The programme follows a successful pilot run in 2014 and H2 2015 with 16 BWF member companies that has already seen growth achieved (or expected) that is above the industry average. A skills gap research paper was conducted  in 2014 with 40 companies from within the BWF membership  which showed significant skills gaps in:

  • Strategy & business planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Project Management and IT
  • Succession planning

Funding is provided jointly by the CITB's Growth Fund and the Business Growth Service (formally Growth Accelerator).

A limited number of fully-funded places are available to CITB in-scope BWF members who are based in England who have not previously accessed Growth Accelorator funds or previously been on the BWF Coachin/Mentoring Programme. Other options are available for those that do not meet this criteria. Please contact BWF as soon as possible for more information.

Marketing Training Funding

Funding is available for companies looking to improve their marketing skills – a range of different courses are available

Funding comes from:

WITForum Training Fund: up to £1,000

Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact BWF to check eligibility. Funding available for BWF members registered and in-scope of CITB. This funding cannot be claimed in conjunction with others outlined on this page that draw funds from the WITForum Training Fund.

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