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.


Advice for funding training

Advice for funding training

To help organisations secure funding for training, the CICV Forum has produced a guide to the Flexible Workforce Development Fund. This guide is designed to explain the fund clearly and concisely and help organisations secure financial assistance for training. More...

Deadline approaching to claim £3000 for hiring an apprentice

Deadline approaching to claim £3000 for hiring an apprentice

Employers who hired an apprentice between 1 April and 30 September 2021 could be eligible for an incentive payment of £3,000 for each new apprentice.  Employers need to apply before midnight on 30 November 2021 to claim the incentive.  To receive the payment,...

Changes to reservations for apprenticeship funding

Changes to reservations for apprenticeship funding

From 1 November 2021, the reservation period for employers who do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy will be reduced from six months to three months.  While the Education and Skills Funding Agency had previously extended the reservation window to six months, they found...

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