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.


New eLearning course being provided by Independent Fire Inspections

New eLearning course being provided by Independent Fire Inspections

Independent Fire Inspections is launching its new online course, Preparing for IFE Level 3 Exam Passive Fire Protection, on 1 February 2021.  The course has been developed for eLearning, to provide training and the necessary preparation for those looking to sit their...

Register now for CITB online employer events

Register now for CITB online employer events

The CITB online events in March and April will cover how they propose employers will be assessed to CITB Levy over the next three years.  In the past year they’ve been in regular contact with many employers and industry bodies.  The collection of the Levy Assessment...

Labour shortages, the number one concern for FIS

Labour shortages, the number one concern for FIS

In a report on CNews today, FIS has continued to raise concerns about potential labour shortages. Iain McIlwee, FIS CEO commented: As the article in CN news reflets, the extent of the immigration issue is still very much unknown, but it is concerning, especially in...

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