Skills Frameworks

The Skills Frameworks have been developed with our members and associated Trade Federations and are now available for use.  CITB are also still working on agreeing some standards which will be added to the frameworks once available.

What are the Skills Frameworks?

The Home Building Skills Partnership, and members from its skills and development group and input from associated Trade Federations, have created a series of minimum skills frameworks to help employers ensure employees are trained to a standard that equips them with the skills they need to perform their roles effectively.

These frameworks illustrate key competencies and training modules specifically for the home building sector that should be completed by employees.

What roles have frameworks?

The skills frameworks have been developed against key roles that are currently experiencing challenges either through skills gaps, skills shortages or both. We are currently developing these skills frameworks and will be releasing them through a phased approach. 

How does it work?

Once you choose a role below, the skills framework will provide you with a list of competencies needed to perform that role effectively. Each competency will provide the unit of training needed, the standard it complies with and where you can book the course along with costings. The framework is available in digital and pdf format to meet your employee’s needs.

There are also a number of workforce development tools available for employers to help with recruitment, performance evaluation and the induction of new staff.

How can these Frameworks benefit my organisation?

These skill frameworks can make a difference in creating a positive shift in culture and behaviour at all levels of the home building sector.  For your organisation and workforce, these skills frameworks have a range of benefits including:

  • Increasing quality and productivity in your workforce
  • Retaining staff and creating a positive working environment
  • Supporting individuals learning and acquiring new skills
  • Lower unexpected maintenance costs and repairs
  • Increase the reputation of the house building sector

The Skills Partnership is here to support you and your employees, should you have any questions or need further guidance on the Skills Frameworks email us at skillspartnership@hbf.co.uk.

To access the skills frameworks by role, choose one of the icons below.

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How funding Skills Framework benefited Site Managers and Sales Advisors

Early into its role, the Home Building Skills Partnership (HBSP) worked with key stakeholders to provide fully-funded training courses for assistant/site managers and sales advisors.

Large numbers of home builders and subcontractors took advantage of this joined-up approach to training to increase the skills of their site managers and sales advisors.

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