News / 17.06.21

Second Round of Subsidised CPD

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) is funding a number of subsidised CPD courses across the UK this Summer/Autumn.

CISRS is working with a number of training centres, enabling the delivery of CPD programmes for only £50 per delegate.

As a not-for-profit organisation, CISRS is always keen to find ways of assisting the sector and feels this is a good use of resources, especially at this difficult time. The commissioning of these 30+ courses attended by over 400 delegates around the UK, has seen CISRS reinvest in excess of £130,000 to date in 2021.

Similar funded programmes have been in place since the inception of CPD in 2017. CISRS will waive the usual costs of the delegate training folders and card application fees normally incurred in the delivery of these courses.

Rick Statham Joint Managing Director of Safety and Access, one of the providers taking part in the initiative said: “The funded CPD training from CISRS is a very welcome gesture both to individuals and businesses. Whilst the construction industry is in the main fairly buoyant at the moment, none of us can predict, what’s around the corner, so an opportunity for people to renew their qualifications and therefore remain fully employable for the next 5 years is vital.”

Dave Mosley, CISRS Managing Director, added: “CISRS CPD has been in place for almost 4 years and has been a great success with around 25,000 operatives attending in that period. As a trade, scaffolding does not always get the credit it deserves, we have a robust scheme in place and have recognised that CPD is an important part of it.

“Pressure is mounting from wider industry on those sectors yet to introduce CPD or refresher training their qualifications. We are currently in the process of reviewing the results of the recent CPD survey which went out in November last year and remained open for 3 months.

“We will take the responses into consideration, prior to launching phase 2 next summer.”


The subsidised CPD courses will be held at the following centres:

AIS (Aberdeen) 26th-27th June 2021

AIS (North Shields) 26th-27th June 2021

CITB Northern Ireland (Crumlin) 1st-2nd September 2021

CWIC Swansea 5th-6th July 2021

Construction College Midlands 18th-19th August 2021

LTC (Cullompton) 12th-13th August 2021

LTC (Plymouth) 9th-10th August 2021

NCC East (Bircham Newton) 12th-13th July 2021

NCC Scotland (Inchinnan) 6th-7th September 2021

NCC (Erith) 26th-27th July 2021

NETA (Stockton) 29th-30th July 2021

Safety and Access (Nottingham) 26th-27th August 2021

Safety and Access (Immingham) 31st August – 1st September 2021

Simian (Warrington) 28th-29th July 2021

Simian (Waltham Forest) 5th-6th August 2021

Simian (Weston Super Mare) 23rd-24th August 2021

Simian Aspects (Coventry) 26th-27th August 2021

Simian CIST (Anglesey) 8th-9th September 2021


Delegates will need to contact the training centres directly to check availability. CISRS centre contact details can be found on the CISRS Website


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