Online Learning Resources – In Response to COVID-19

With face-to-face training cancelled and most construction work on hold due to COVID-19 this web page has been created to share information about training resources available online.

In normal circumstances a lack of time is often a barrier to training so for many this shutdown is an opportunity catch up on some professional development.

GCTG are providing this information as a service. We are not receiving payment to promote any of the training courses or products listed on this page.

If you have any suggestion for resources to add to this page please email using the link below.

Not Recommendations

The links provided below are suggested resources for you to explore. GCTG has no control of the quality of the training and services listed on this page.

Furloughed Staff

Furloughed employees can take part in training activities subject to some rules about minimum pay. For more information please visit While you’re on furlough


The government has issued guidance in relation to apprentices, the majority of which relates to training arrangements.  More information

Updates from the CITB

The CITB are releasing daily updates about the changes they have put in place. This includes selected courses which have been approved for online delivery.

For the latest CITB updates please use this link

CITB SSP Courses

The CITB have given approval for the following SSP courses to be delivered online.

Heath & Safety Awareness

SMSTS and SSSTS Refresher

CITB Skills and Training Funding

From 1 April 2020 Skills and Training funding includes Leadership & Management and Training to improve Productivity. In response to COVID-19 other development activities have been added and funding is now available to companies with up to 250 PAYE employees.

Employers with over 250 PAYe employees can access The Leadership and Management Development Fund

Digital Leadership Workshops

Developing Digital Leadership Skills comprises a series of workshops from GCTG and is a programme funded by the CITB.



The NHBC are providing daily free online courses . Follow NHBC on social media for updates. Link


The CIOB have published guidance regarding COVID-19

Dealing with Coronavirus under NEC and JCT Contracts

Coronavirus: Practical Steps

They also offer a range of online training; visit their Academy Page for more information.

Training from NFB

The NFB offer a range of training; use this link and in the menu click on Training

Again follow NFB on social media.

LinkedIn Learning Courses

As you may know LinkedIn offer learning courses in a wide range of subjects. This is a paid for service but you can sign up for a one month free trial.


Tech Skills from PURALSIGHT

PLURALSIGHT have made all of their courses free in April. This includes MS Project and Revit. We suggest search the site for other courses that may be of value. Link

We have no experience of their provision.

Video Training  – Shout Out Safety

Gloucestershire company Shout Out Safety offer video-based, accredited training, including short construction related courses.

More information here

Elearning From Nimble

Nimble are a Gloucestershire eLearning company who are offering a free COVID-19 awareness course plus a range of Commercial eLearning courses.

Create your own Elearning.

If you are considering creating your own learning resources Nimble offer an eLearning authoring tool and an LMS with flexible pricing plans including pay as you go.

Social Media Training

Jonathan Pollinger – SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINER – is open for VIRTUAL social media training and workshops

MailChimp Traning

Sam Johnstone from Secretarial and Administration Management (S.A.M) is offering Mailchimp training via a combination of a live Zoom session and home study. Email for more information.

Open University

Now might be the time to explore the Open University course that has been on the backburner. Link

Online courses from Udemy

Udemy offer over 100,000 online courses. Look out for the special offers Link

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