The 50-year-old Bircham Newton base in Norfolk has been the must go-to training college for thousands of scaffolders over the years.
Sources say the CITB management called a meeting and broke the news to staff yesterday.
The news comes after the CITB training body laid out plans to streamline its business operations as part of a major shake-up was revealed. The The CITB, which is funded by a levy on construction firms, will no longer carry out direct training.
In future, the body will oversee training by external private sector training providers.
A recent government review of the CITB found that although construction employers and trade associations voted for the industry levy to continue, there was heavy criticism of how it currently operates.
Some really tough decisions could be made under these proposals but I’m confident in our commitment to becoming a more representative, accountable and reliable ‘levy in, skills out’ organisation. We now have a clearly defined path, and we see a bright future for a modern, engaged CITB. We look forward to working with our industry and Government to build a better Britain.”