Are you looking to renew your Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) qualification as your certificate has expired or are you looking to get one for the first time?

Then come and join us on our 5 day CITB Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course open to anybody wishing to book a place or places for a group. This 5 day SMSTS course is ideal for project managers, site managers and supervisors, business owners and clients.

Course Content:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations
  • Risk assessments/method statements
  • Recent changes in accepted working practices
  • Behavioural safety
  • Management of occupational health
  • Electricity
  • Excavations
  • Working at height
  • Scaffolding
  • Demolition
  • Confined spaces

Successful attendees of this 5 day course will be awarded a CITB SMSTS certificate valid for 5 years and will receive a compilation of SMSTS books to keep for future reference.

If you would like to talk further about booking yourself or any of your team members on to one of our public courses or to arrange some training to take place in your workplace, contact us on 01274 752777 or email us on

CITB Funding FAQs

Small, Micro & Medium businesses can apply for up to £25,000 to invest in training and equip your workforce to face the future – no matter how small your business is.

This CITB Grant makes a contribution to a course place that can save you as much as 90% off a course place and there are 1520 short courses on the eligible list. For example you can claim £140 back for a First Aid at Work course place which means you will only pay as little as £20 for this course place once you have claimed your CITB grant!

This CITB funding has been put in place to support construction workers transition from an Industry Accredited card (awarded under Grandfather Rights) to a qualification. This funding is mainly aimed at Management and Supervision NVQ’s for people looking to apply for a Gold Supervisory CSCS Cards or a Black Management CSCS Card, These short qualifications can be completed onsite within your organisation and range from 6 – 12 months to complete. It has never been a better time within the industry to take advantage of the above, and upskill your workforce, stay compliant, at a fraction of the cost to your organisation.

You can apply for CITB Funding if you are a CITB-registered employer and up to date with Levy return.

Our GEM Team is on hand to support and can provide assistance and guidance from the application process, through to meeting the training requirements for your business. From start to finish, our CITB Funding Expert Alice Brooksbank, can support your business to claim the above, put your training plan into practice, and also, cross reference these against the Short Course Grants that are also available. Alternatively, you can complete the application form yourself following the guidance provided by the CITB.

For further information, please contact our Director of Operations Alice Brooksbank on (01274) 752777 or email her on

Our Director of Operations Alice Brooksbank, can support your business to claim these grants. This support with Alice and the GEM Team is FREE!

Yes! You can claim the CITB Short Course Grants and CITB Short Qualification Grants as well as the CITB Skills and Training Fund, which will make your funding go even further. Working with GEM on this, we would ensure this Is maximised for you to ensure your funding goes as far as it can.

Don't worry, it is easy to register – and dependent upon the size of your business, you may be exempt from Levy payments, or be eligible for a 50% reduction. Please contact our Director of Operations Alice Brooksbank on (01274) 752777 or email her on, where Alice can provide further information and/or support.