The National Construction College in Bircham Newton (Norfolk) have scheduled two courses to train apprentices in Dry Lining Fixer Boarder, Interior Systems Installer.  These are block release courses and although the employer will lose apprentices for up to three weeks, when they return to the workplace they will have been trained in tasks applicable to employers needs.  The courses are scheduled to start:

  • Week commencing Monday 20 September 2021
  • Week Commencing Monday 25 October 2021

For more details contact the National Construction College Enquiries and Bookings by calling 0344 994 4433 or email

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CITB now provide a grant to assist with subsistence costs for apprentices, the grant can cover up to 80% of the costs for details please see Apprenticeship travel and accommodation

Helen Tapper of Tapper Interiors says

“We have sent apprentices to Bircham Newton for training in previous years and been very happy with the results, these apprentices are still with us and continue to contribute at a high standard to the work of Tapper Interiors.  We have two places booked on these courses and recommend the National Construction College as an apprenticeship training provider.”

For more information about apprenticeships or to identify a training delivering organisation visit On this page you will find a downloadable document ‘Apprentice – Guidance for Employers’ which is full of information on the process for taking on an apprentice.  If you require more information please don’t hesitate to contact FIS on 0121 707 0077 or email we will be happy to help.

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