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FIS Skills Board

FIS Skills Board

The FIS Skills Board met to discuss all matters related to training and qualifications last week on Thursday 17 June 2021.  The board comprises volunteers from membership and meets four times a year to: Guide FIS in support of the sector for all types of training and...

Nominations sought for National Apprenticeship Awards

Nominations sought for National Apprenticeship Awards

Calling all apprentices, employers, ambassadors and individuals who champion apprenticeships... the National Apprenticeship Awards 2021 will be open for entries from 5 July to 28 July 2021. It is free to enter the awards, and all entries must be made through the...

CPA releases UK Economic and Construction Update

CPA releases UK Economic and Construction Update

The latest weekly update from CPA is available to members here. The updated issues are in Pages 1-4 of the weekly update including: ONS UK Retail Sales (May 2021) ONS UK Construction Employment by Gender and Occupation (2021 Q1) ONS/Land Registry UK House Prices...

BS 8000-8: 2021 review – tell us what you think

BS 8000-8: 2021 review – tell us what you think

On Wednesday we hosted a webinar to review BS 8000-8:2021 Workmanship on construction sites – Part 8: Design and installation of dry lining systems – Code of Practice The work began to formally review this code of practice in 2013, it has not been an easy journey and...

Changes to finishes and interiors qualifications

Changes to finishes and interiors qualifications

FIS has been working with CITB and the devolved nations regulators to make changes to qualifications available for the interiors and finishes sector.  The requests included: New qualification development Drylining – Fire Resistant Walls, VR355 v3 Erect fire resisting...

Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment published

Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment published

On 15 June, issue 1.0 of the Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment was been published on the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) website. The Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment has been developed on behalf of the...

New Policy Statement to drive home the need to consider social value

New Policy Statement to drive home the need to consider social value

The Government has published a new Procurement Policy Note PPN 05/21, a National Procurement Policy Statement that requires contracting authorities in the public sector to ensure procurements support the delivery of wider strategic policy objectives as set out in the...

It’s about collaboration… Interior System Installer Pilot

It’s about collaboration… Interior System Installer Pilot

https://vimeo.com/563611287 In August 2020 one of our manufacturer members was approached by the Awarding Organisation NOCN for help in preparing test materials for the Interior Systems Installer Apprentice End Point Assessment (EPA) and brought this to the attention...