North West Skills Academy, an FIS Approved Training Provider Member, has secured funding to support FIS members that are looking to get the existing workforce qualified.

This is a unique opportunity to show investment in employees and beat the ‘starting gun’ that will see a rush of organisations and independent operatives looking to achieve qualifications when the Building Safety Bill is implemented.  Proof of competence in an occupation is going to become a ‘must have’ and a qualified workforce will prepare your organisation for future work.  In addition, for those registered with CITB the GET Code fund and FIS Training Group Supplementary fund makes these qualifications cost zero.

If you are interested, you can find out more by visiting

100% Funded One Day Assessment NVQ Assessments

Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA)

  • NVQ Level 2 in Dry Lining Fixing
  • NVQ Level 2 in Dry Lining Finishing
  • NVQ Level 2 in Joinery
  • NVQ Level 2 in Wall & Floor Tiling
  • NVQ Level 2 in Painting & Decorating

Registration proces:

  • Register and pay North West Skills Academy
  • Provide work history (5 years) and witness testimonies
  • Attend and complete one day assessment
  • Claim CITB GET code
  • Present the invoice and claim FIS Training Group Supplementary Fund. This funding is limited and will not be available forever for details contact FIS.

Preston Assessment Centre, Units 3,4 & 33, Momentum Place, Preston, PR5 6EF

Stoke Assessment Centre, Unit 46, Marcus House, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 5XA

For more details please call: 0161 442 4344 and press option 1 or email