Site Safety Plus - Online Delivery of CITB Training Courses in Virtual Classrooms

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has reacted positively to the current COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, by changing the scheme rules to allow delivery of some CITB courses in virtual, online classroom formats.

There are now more converntional classroom courses dates being programmed and we are taking enquiries and bookings for these courses, but the ability to run these courses will be very much dependent on Government advice at the time when courses are scheduled to start. Currently with appropriate social distancing and other control measures it is anticipated that all programmed conventional classroom courses will run, but the alternative of the online classroom option remains an attractive option. In fact since the online classroom based courses have been running they have become a very popular option. 

COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency Procedures and Remote Delivery

Undertaking and passing CITB training course remains critical to many who have roles on site and helps to  demonstrate competence.

Remote delivery of the Site Safety Plus CITB courses in virtual classrooms is now possible under CITB’s “Appendix Q – Emergency Training Provision Scheme Rules”, which have been raised in response to the current Coronavirus Pandemic. These are temporary arrangements at this stage and will apply during the pandemic, but it is at this stage unknown whether these course formats will continue in the long term as we emerge from the current lockdown arrangements. At this point, the CITB have extended virtual online classroom formats until at least December 2020.

In practice these courses are delivered using Zoom or similar software options to achieve virtual classroom environments. 

SMSTS Online 

This move to online classroom provision started with the following courses:

However, the availability of Online classroom CITB courses is increasing at pace and additional courses with online classroom options now include:

In normal circumstances we would ask you to book your place online or call our hotline on 01933 233884 for further information. However, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we are currently operating with a reduced team working predominantly from home locations. We would therefore request that communications are by email to until we can fully re-open our office. 


Who are The CITB?

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is a national accreditation body recognised by the UK Construction Group (UKCG) and Major Housing Building Group (MHBG). The CITB accredits the Site Safety Plus Scheme, which provides construction, civil engineering and allied industries with a variety of CITB course designed to help maintain a safe workforce.

Site Safety Plus Scheme (SSP)

The Site Safety Plus Scheme is only offered through accredited training providers, ensuring that the highest quality standards are met. This suite of courses has been designed to ensure that everyone benefits from the best possible training, tailored to their individual role within the construction industry. There are courses for operatives and newcomers to the construction industry as well as courses for site supervisors, site managers and directors. More details on the individual courses can be found on our main CITB Site Safety Page.

On successful completion of these CITB courses, delegates will then be certificated for a five-year period. Certificates may take six to eight weeks to be distributed; a letter confirming qualification can be used as proof whilst awaiting certification.


Commonly Asked Questions

Are CITB accredited certificates delivered through CITB Online Training valid for the same period? 

Yes, they are valid for Five years.

Are there any pre-requisites for attending an CITB Online Training course?

Candidates must have a good understanding of spoken and written English in order to attend an Online Classroom course. 

Are there any venue or equipment requirements for attending an CITB Online Training course?

In brief, your venue and access arrangements must meet the requirements of the CITB, as listed below:

- A suitably sized, clean and quiet room without interruptions.

- A clock must be visible at all times.

- Access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a reliable high-speed internet connection.

Note:- More detailed requirements may relate to specific delivery models from different providers and more information will be provided on specific course overviews.

Are there any grants for CITB Online Training Courses? 

Yes, but grants are only available to CITB levy payers.


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