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

FIS activity in this area is member led via our Skills Board.  To find out more or get involved email 

Training Directory

Our Associate Member – Approved Training Providers (ATPs) deliver the training and qualifications required by members to support their businesses and to provide proof of competence – a key element in ensuring success.

Advice & Information

Ask questions by completing the form at the bottom of the page or call 0121 707 0077

Apprenticeships & Qualifications

Information for individuals and employers


Find out about career opportunities  in the finishes and interiors sector


Providing proof that individuals have the appropriate qualifications and training to work on site.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

A range of sector specific CPDs delivered by FIS or its members

Recruitment & Induction

Sustainability information including measuring plasterboard waste in the sector

Skills Board

Leading the FIS Skills Strategy to support the development of a competent sector workforce

Skills & Training Funding

Skills clinics, developing training plans and available funding

Training Offers

Funded and discounted training provided by FIS Approved Training Providers.


Industry Placement card set to launch ahead of new academic year

Industry Placement card set to launch ahead of new academic year

The Industry Placement card is to be made available by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and a number of other partner schemes on 1 September 2021, in time for the new academic year. Initially announced back in June, the card is for learners aged sixteen or...

Recruiting and retaining the next generation

Recruiting and retaining the next generation

To drive the economic recovery post‐COVID‐19, the industry will need to overcome its longstanding skills gaps. Whilst we continue to discuss the new Points‐Based Immigration System with the Home Office, employers should look at what they can do to recruit the next...

FIS launches free guide to servicing operable walls

FIS launches free guide to servicing operable walls

To ensure operable walls are regularly maintained, serviced and repaired, FIS has published a Best Practice Guide, Servicing Operable Walls. The guide was produced by members of the FIS Operable Wall Working Group which comprises representation from key suppliers of...

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