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.


New CSCS Smart Check app to revolutionise card verification procedures

New CSCS Smart Check app to revolutionise card verification procedures

A new app, developed by the 38 card schemes displaying the CSCS logo, is set to radically improve the construction industry’s card checking procedures and site safety.  The CSCS Smart Check app represents a major step forward as, for the first time, all 2.1 million...

Apprentice employer incentive payments extended

Apprentice employer incentive payments extended

The government's offer of up to £4,000 for each apprentice a company employs has been extended at least until the end of March 2022. In addition, CITB is still paying training grants to cover travel and accommodation, as well as training fees, for the apprentices...

Employers and drylining experts needed to help develop traineeship

Employers and drylining experts needed to help develop traineeship

CITB has started work on a Traineeship for Drylining occupations and need support from employers and subject matter experts.  The next development meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 15 December starting at 13:00 to get involved please email

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