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.

Some information is restricted and only accessible to FIS members. Not an FIS member?

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.


Apprentice Employers can make up to 10 new reservations

Apprentice Employers can make up to 10 new reservations

From 1 April 2021, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will reset reservation levels for employers who do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy.  This will enable employers to make up to 10 new reservations to fund new apprenticeship starts in the financial year...

Construction Leadership Council Skills Plan and Stem Ambassadors

Construction Leadership Council Skills Plan and Stem Ambassadors

Build UK, supported by CITB, joined forces with STEM Ambassadors last year to showcase careers in construction and help to attract talent.  Build UK are delighted to see the commitment to recruit 7,000 Construction STEM Ambassadors included in the CLC’s Industry...

Ofqual Summer 2021 Qualifications Explainer Tool

Ofqual Summer 2021 Qualifications Explainer Tool

This Summer 2021 Qualification Explainer Tool ( shows what's happening with vocational, technical, and other general qualifications this year.  Ofqual have identified it is not viable for some exams and assessments to take place this year due to the...

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