There is a demand for people with occupational expertise to become vocational and end point assessors for finishing and interiors occupations.  More colleges and independent training providers are now preparing to deliver apprenticeships and other training programmes for Dryliners, Ceiling Fixers, Partition Installers and Plasterers, people with experience are now required to pass on their skills and knowledge to the next generation of operatives.

 If you feel you have reached that point in your career when it’s time to give something back, vocational and end point assessment is definitely worth considering.  You will need good interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills and the more occupational experience you have the better you will be equipped to assess an individual’s skills and knowledge.  Being a part of people’s development and witnessing their success is very rewarding.  If you are interested please visit or call 0161 442 4344.

George Swann FIS Skills and Training Lead said: 

“Becoming an assessor can be a secure and rewarding career choice and the opportunity to shape the next generation of talent.  It is a key role in the success of the sector, helping new entrants to gain their qualifications and become highly skilled in their trade.  This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced industry professionals to use their skills and knowledge in a new capacity and FIS encourage you to find out more.  The continuing shortage of skilled labour will not be address without good quality training and assessment”.

Further information can be found at

NOCN Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment – NOCN and Become an End Point Assessor

If you would like to talk through the requirements of this role contact the FIS by calling 0121 707 0077 or emailing  The success of new entrants to the sector and therefore the longevity of the skills is reliant on dedicated competent assessors.


Visit the Skills Hub

The hub provides information on sector careers, apprenticeships and funding, as well as access to e-learning, CPD and other training. It brings together details of courses specific to the finishes and interiors sector, making accessing and booking training quick and easy.