Northamptonshire Construction Training Group (NCTG) has secured funding from CITB as a pilot to provide training in the Northamptonshire area at a flat rate of £10 +VAT per delegate, per course.
If you are a CITB Registered Employer, with workers in the Northamptonshire area, this training is open to you.
It is a great opportunity for employers to reduce their training budget for core construction courses and the amount of administration time spent on the CITB grant claim process.


Employers will make considerable savings for the training they undertake through this pilot:

  • On training delivered to date employers would have spent £55,680.
  • The actual cost to employers has been £2,780.
  • The total saving to employers through the pilot has been £41,800.





Northamptonshire Construction Training Group (NCTG) is a non-profit making organisation funded by CITB. It has been organising construction training for its Members for over 20 years. There are over 90 similar groups covering the UK. Our aim is to encourage and facilitate training within the county in order to promote health and safety best practice and lower accidents and injuries, whilst reducing the cost of training for employers.

The NCTG board is made up of three annually elected members, and supported by a Group Training Manager:

Ian Dickerson (Group Chair)
Ian has been the Chairman of NCTG for over 20 years. His day job is Head of Learning Funding for Kier, he also manages Kier’s construction & technical training programmes.
Ian sits on a number of industry committees including the Build UK CITB Reform Group and the Board of CSCS.

John Webster (Group Vice Chair)
John manages the Works Department of Boughton Estate, specialising in historic building work to repair, improve and upgrade property in the Kettering area. John is also responsible for Apprentice training in the Estate group and ongoing training of staff and contractors in their supply chain. John has been involved with NCTG for over 15 years.

Sean Suddards (Group Treasurer)
Sean has been involved with NCTG since its creation and Treasurer for over 13 years.
Before retirement, Sean was a Business Development Manager for Kier.

Natalie Smith (Group Training Manager)
Natalie has been with NCTG since July 2016. Prior to this she worked for a major construction contractor organising their technical and commercial training programmes.
Natalie is your main contact for all your training needs.   


Benefits of NCTG Membership:

  • Want to save money on your training? We negotiate group discounts and pass the saving onto our members (we don't make a profit). 
  • Don't have your own training officer? As a member, you get support with sourcing and booking all your training needs – both construction and non-construction related. Our Group Training Manager can do all this for you.
  • Confused by CITB grant and how to claim it? Get advice on the CITB Grant system from our experienced Group Training Manager. 
  • Want to meet more people in the industry? We hold regular networking meetings with key industry players, including CITB.
  • Want to receive important information relevant to your business? We email out to our Members regular updates from CITB, SEMLEP and other relevant organisations.
  • Have training questions but not sure who to ask? We can signpost you to the most appropriate person for your query.
  • Is Corporate Social Responsibility important to you? We can support you in training Construction Ambassadors and link you with local careers events.

How to join:
To become a Member, there is an annual fee of £75 +VAT.
Please email the Group Training Manager at to request an application form.
Once your membership fee has been received, you will receive your certificate and have access to our very competitive rates.

What our Members say about NCTG:
“We have been a member of the NCTG for decades, and cannot overstate the value we receive from this membership.” Darren Wallace, Construction Director, Watson & Cox Construction Ltd
“We strongly endorse NCTG’s assistance in helping us achieve our training goals within the Construction Industry”. Miranda Davis, Finance Director, Steele & Bray Ltd
“NCTG is an invaluable resource to us. It saves us precious time finding the right course at the best price. NCTG is a vital resource to any SME”. Kimberley Harris, Administration Manager, Infrastructure Gateway Ltd
“Being part of NCTG provides an excellent opportunity to network with local contractors and share best training practices”. Russell Cory, Compliance Manager, Jeakins Weir Ltd

Members Meetings

NCTG holds 3 meetings a year for its Members. They provide Members with a forum to:

  • Receive industry updates, including from CITB
  • Network, and share experiences, with people from other Northamptonshire construction companies
  • Discuss information regarding regulatory and legislation updates
  • Raise any issues on which they would like advice
The 2020 meeting dates are:
  • Thursday 26th March (AGM)
  • Thursday 4th June
  • Thursday 15th October
The meetings take place from 4-5pm, followed by buffet and networking, at Moulton College Management Centre, NN3 7QL.

We can also hold a workshop for Members prior to the meetings from 3-4pm. If there is a topic you would like covered, please let us know, and we can arrange a guest speaker. Previous workshop topics have included; Corporate Social Responsibility, Right to Work Legislation, Apprenticeship Levy, CITB Grant Reform.


Natalie Smith, Group Training Manager, NCTG
PO Box 7776, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 6NS

07940 720101

Northamptonshire Construction Training Group Limited
Registered office: 1 Rushmills, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YB
Company Registration Number: 4844538
VAT No: 825 1990 18