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.


English apprenticeships recognition of prior learning

English apprenticeships recognition of prior learning

The Education and Skills Funding Agency have updated the guidance on apprenticeships initial assessment to recognise prior learning.  The updated guidance supports providers to tailor apprenticeship programmes to meet apprentices’ needs by establishing the correct...

Apprenticeship support and recruitment

Apprenticeship support and recruitment

We need an extra 217,000 workers over the next five years to ensure construction can continue to thrive and apprenticeships will help futureproof the industry and provide an excellent route to secure a skilled, diverse future workforce. There are a number of schemes...

Attracting new entrants with Construction STEM Ambassadors

Attracting new entrants with Construction STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors are needed to show more young people the wide range of opportunities available in construction.  STEM Construction and Built Environment Ambassadors play an essential role in inspiring young people to think about a career in construction through a...

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