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.


Recognising the value of apprenticeships

Recognising the value of apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week 2022 takes place from 7-13 February. The week will bring together everyone passionate about apprenticeships to celebrate the value, benefit, and opportunity that apprenticeships bring. The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2022 is...

Applications open for £3,000 apprentice incentive payment

Applications open for £3,000 apprentice incentive payment

Applications are now open for the £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice.  Employers need to have recruited new apprentices before 31 January 2022. How employers apply: Employers should check their apprentices’ eligibility - they must have: an employment...

Pilot scheme to be launched for flexi-job apprenticeships

Pilot scheme to be launched for flexi-job apprenticeships

As announced by the Prime Minister in his 2020 Skills Speech, ESFA are launching a pilot scheme for flexi-job apprenticeships (previously known as portable apprenticeships) beginning in April 2022.  Flexi-job apprenticeship put apprentices in the driving seat and...

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